Top 10 best tourist places in Penang

Penang is the state in Malaysia and the name of its constituent island located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest state in Malaysia and the eight most populous .Penang has divided into two parts , Penang Island ,where the seat of government is and the second part Seberang Perai (province wellesley in english). It is one of the best tourist places in Penang, Malaysia

10. Historic george town penang :

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Named after King  Georage III of England ,Georgetown  the capital of Penang and it is like a living museum , crammed full of historic buildings and colorful streets as well. It is a rich and interesting blend of the old and the new . Chinese , Indian and colonial British reminders make Georgetown a fascinating place to visit.

9 Penang National Park

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Penang national park known as Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, and it is located in the northwest corner of the island. Penang National Park is the smallest national park of the world .In the park there are well-marked trails that lead into the jungle . it is an abundance of lush , natural beauty with a diverse ecosystem which is contain over 500 flora and fauna species .

8. Penang Bird Park

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The bird park is situated at Bandar Seberang jaya , it is considered to be the first and the largest park in Malaysia . It was opened to the public on 8th August 1988 . The penang national park has a collection of more than 300 species of birds from all over the world. There are more than 150 cages, In which variety of wildlife species such as deers,retiles and tortoises. It is the best tourists park .

7. Penang City Hall

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It si the fine example of Victorain achitecture forms an opulent backdrop to the Georgetown Esplanade. City Hall is the building in George Town ,Penang , which was the seat of the City Council of George Town . In Malaysian language as Dewan Bandaraya , it is constructed in 1903 and in 1906 it is opened as the seat of the Penang Government .

6. Komtar, Penang

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Komtar is also located in central Georgetown , and it is often appears in the lists of top Penang attractions is Komtar. A 65 storey tower building is one of the most prominent building which is built in 1978. Kotmar is very famous destination for tourists .

5. Snake temple, Penang

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Snake temple located at Beyan Lepas not far from Penang airport . Snake temple is very famous place where tourists love to bring visitors to see live pit vipers draped around the temple’s altar .It was built in 1850 in the memory of Chor Soo Kong, and also known as ‘Temple of the Azure Cloud’. Snake temple is considered one of the oldest temple of the world. When you enter the temple , turn right to the snakes hall, there are many harmless snakes moving and rest on the temple .

4. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

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Penang state museum is considered one of the best state museum in the country , and it is dedicated to Penang’s historical past which showed the Penang’s culture and heritage .

The penang museum is housed in a colonial –era building which built in two parts . Part one in 1896, and part two in 1906 .

3. Penang Toy Museum :

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Penang toy museum is very famous place for the tourists and it is the country’s first toy museum the largest of its kind in the world.When It’s owner , Loh Lean Cheng visited London’s Toy & Model Museum aged 19 at that time the idea for the museum came. It is divided into two sections which include ‘Chamber of Horror ‘ and ‘ Hall of Beauties ‘.

2. Batu feringgi

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Batu Feringgi is one of the most popular beach in the Penang .In Batu Feringgi there are amny resorts hotels are located . There is a wide range of dining ,fun and entertainment outlets together with a night bazaar, besides the normal beach pursuits .

1. Penang islamic Museum

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Penang Islamic museum is one of the most beautiful heritage , which was the residence of Syed Al – Attas, it takes you through the beginnings of Islam and its development .

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