Penang is an Island of rich Chinese heritage, Penang has an array of temples, ruins, museums, preserved forests, and beautiful beaches that make a trip here more than worthwhile. Top it off with the fact that this island is said to be the country’s unofficial food capital, and its no wonder that tourism plays a huge role in its economy.

From the water’s edge at the Clan Jetties to the brilliant blue sheen of the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang is fairly impressive.

You can go for countless places to visit in Penang. Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the sightseeing places which is also known as the Temple of supreme bliss, this place is best if you can visit it during the Chinese New Year. With millions of magnificent images of Buddha and many elegant, meaningful carvings, it is not just the center of Chinese culture, but also known for its unique heritage that is encapsulated by Buddhism and Chinese rituals.

Apart from that, Georgetown, A beautiful city named after King George III, is a must visit place in Penang. It is full of fascinating attraction and vibrant history to offer. You can see Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, St. George’s church, Goddess of Mercy temple & various heritage cafes in this beautiful city.

Here are some of the best places to visit in Penang

1. Kek Lok Si Temple

KekLok Si Temple is situated in Air Itam and has a sea facing location. This Buddhist temple is considered to be the largest religious structure in Malaysia. Here are around 10,000 statues of Buddha present in this temple.

2. Batu Ferringhi Beach

Batu Ferringhi is a popular town in Penang. The reason for its popularity is due to its seaside location. This region is popular for its classic hotels and tourist resorts.

3. Penang Interactive Museum

Penang Interactive Museum is one interesting place which should be visited by every tourist. This particular landmark is special as it has everything related to Penang. One can gather information related to famous personalities along with the Malaysian culture and cuisines.

4. Georgetown

Georgetown is the capital of the Malaysian island Penang. This region was an important trading hub and till date, it consists of a number of Chinese shophouses. Georgetown has developed into a modern city which is still wrapped in its culture.

5. Penang Khoo Khongsi

You can call Penang Khoo Khongsi as the largest clan temple in the country. This monument was built to mark the dominance of Chinese in Penang. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions. The architecture of this temple is mind blowing which has retained its beauty till date.

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