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- It is beautiful, worth the price. Like the collections. Missed the guided tour hours, a pity. There are some other tour guides that focus on Instagram photo sessions for their clients. This spoil the experience a little as they hog the beautiful place where u want to look.Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- You can't really say you've been to Penang if you haven't made the trip up to the top of Penang Hill. But, it really only makes sense to go up if the weather is reasonably clear; otherwise, you're spending money for a short train ride only. The trip to the top is via Southeast Asia's longest funicular train system. The trip takes a mere 4 1/2 minutes, but it's steep and fun. For foreigners, the cost is 30 ringgit for adults and seniors for the standard fare (meaning you wait in line while all the people who paid for the "fast lane" zip past you. The cost for the fast lane is about double, but it is probably worth it for most people on busy days. The price for Malaysians is less than half that for foreigners. We found the management of the funicular was not so good as they informed us the wait for the standard line was only 30 minutes, but it turned out to be more than one hour. The views at the top were very nice and the air was refreshingly cool.Written 6 December 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I must mention that Selva was a very helpful staff that assisted us in taking pictures from various angles at the Courtyard which really made up for the shortcomings of the visit.
I have mixed feelings about the visit as the self guided tour was the same price as guided fyi (so you are better off booking the guided tour). The website did indicate that some parts of the mansion is beyond public visit (excld. in-house guest and visitors on tours) so not sure if this was an issue with the self guided tour. However, the visit of the mansion itself was a slight letdown as there weren't that many artefacts or areas to visit. The place gained much fame from a renowned movie and I was definitely expecting more from the tour.Tip:Book the guided tour in advance.Written 27 August 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- An old clan house in the middle of George Town.
our guide was good and showed us around explaining what things were.Written 6 October 2023
- A narrow street within the city of George Town. Within city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s famous for its rich cultural offerings and street art.Written 21 September 2023
- The correct name is 'Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple'
It is located at No. 24 Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus (one way street from Kelawai Road)Written 14 August 2023
- An enjoyable visit to the Waterfall Gardens. Established in 1884. Long tailed monkeys seen in lots of locations and the occasional Monitor Lizard. Orchid Garden was interesting as well.Written 8 November 2023
- Beautiful temple with the atmosphere of Thailand.
Interesting/surprising thing is that ash pots are place behind and below the lying Buddha statue.
Good place to explore.Written 22 May 2023
- The jetty was an interesting place - it was homely yet vibrant at the same time. There are some eateries around for those who want some local food; and many small stalls that sell knick-knacks and snacks. It was a pretty small place and not crowded when we went at about 10am. Takes only about 15-20 minutes to cover the whole place if you are not going into the shops or the temples. Good place to come to feel the different vibes of a place stuck in time.Written 3 November 2023
- It was interesting to know and learn more about the culture and music history in Penang. Plus you can try the music instruments for the experience 👍 kindly recommendedWritten 9 November 2023
- Parkson Grand is a high end department store occupying one corner of the biggest mall in Penang. Marks &Spencer has a smaller shop here too on the ground floor where main tenants are big international luxury brands. The upper levels hold all mobile phone companies and several smaller local businesses, mainly fashion. The food market in the basement is excellent and is surrounded by restaurants and take aways for all tastes.Written 12 February 2023
- This museum tells the history of Penang’s street food and other interesting nuggets pertaining to food. The over sized depictions were very well done and not tacky at all. Attendants were posted on every floor and they were very helpful to take pictures for visitors. As per old buildings, there are no lifts so be prepared to climb stairs.Written 22 October 2023
- An Excellent Museum covering the history of Cameras and photography for anyone with an interest and passion for photography. Very much recommended.Written 5 November 2023
- This was interesting . A good insight into the Muslim religion . The tour was good and the guide was passionate . Cover ups providedWritten 5 July 2023
- Interesting experience.
Some pretty quirky photos for keepsake.
An interesting hour for the family to record some memories.Written 8 March 2023
Frequently Asked Questions about George Town
- The best day trips from George Town according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights
- Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si
- Half Day Penang City Tour (5 Hours)
- Entopia Butterfly Farm & Tropical Spice Garden Tour
- Private Tour : Penang Excursion Tour
George Town Attractions Information
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