Everything You Need To Know About Penang
Penang is a delightful fusion of nature, culture and history. Comprising the island of Penang and Seberang Perai on the mainland with one of the longest bridges in Asia running the length between, the state is widely recognised as one of the world's top holiday destinations.
Home to a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang leaves and indelible mark on each visitor, leaving them wanting more with each visit.Explore and discover the beauty of Penang!
George Town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. This bustling capital has over 200 years of history and culture, which can be best observe in its historic core. Buildings of historic and architectural interest as well as cultural practices that have been handed down from the previous generations, give George Town a uniqueness that is rarely found elsewhere in Southeast Asia.
Connecting the mainland and the island of Penang, Penang Bridge is the country's longest bridge at 13.5 km. Modelled after San Francisco's Golden Gates Bridge, this iconic bridge is the venue of the annual Penang Bridge International Marathon. Magnificent coastal views greet you on both sides as you drive along the bridge.
Standing majestically on top of a hill overlooking the little town of Ayer Itam, Kek Lok Si is the finest and largest Buddhist temple complex in Southeast Asia. Founded more than a hundred years ago, its highlights include a striking seven-tiered pagoda called The Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas and a 120-foot bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.
Home to hundreds of flora and fauna species, Penang National Park is a wondrous journey into the heart of nature. Also contained within the park are a 19th- century lighthouse, a natural meromictic lake, nature trails, a turtle conservation centre and a canopy walkway.