Penang is one of the top holiday destinations of the world, due to its unique amalgamation of various cultures as well as its cultural and historical heritage, reflected in various temples, architectural landmarks, informative tours and cuisine. There are many resorts and hotels in Penang where tourists can stay and explore the place with its many sites of tourist interest.
1. Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. The temple houses a pagoda of a 1000 Buddhas, statues made from various precious materials, combining Chinese, Burmese and Thai styles in one structure. With its scenic gardens to add to the magnificence, this is a must visit for every tourist in Penang.
2. Penang Hill: Rising to almost 821 meters above sea level, this is one of the most popular destinations for tourists, offering a panoramic view of the entire island. A train takes visitors to the top of the hill, which also houses a Hindu temple, mosque and church and also hosts a snake show.
3. Fort Cornwallis with its 10 feet-high walls is named after Charles Cornwallis, the Governor General of India during the colonial time. The fortress is an architectural representative of Penang’s history, with many recreational centers located inside.
4. Tropical Spice Garden is one of the most scenic locations in Penang and is like a living museum, home to over 500 species of exotic flora and fauna sprawled over 8 acres. It contains 11 garden trails as well as a Museum of Spices and a Spice Café making this a must see for all tourists.