Penang Butterfly Farm
Visitors to this 0.8-hectare farm will see over 50 species of
beautiful exotic butterflies, frogs, scorpions and other insects.
The farm has over 3000 live butterfly specimens and a mounted
Forest Recreation Park
This 100-hectare park has a forestry museum that is built with
timber. Visitors of the park can spend the day exploring, on the
many footpaths, as the park is home to cool refreshing streams
and numerous species of flora and fauna.
Popular among tourists and locals alike, Penang Hill is 830m
above ground level. Visitors will enjoy a cool respite from the
humid heat below as they visit the gardens, restaurant and hotel
up here. At dusk, the panoramic view is especially beautiful as
Georgetown begins to light up. To get to the top visitors can
use the funicular rail service, which takes 30 minutes, or walk,
which will take about four hours.
This magnificent 30-hectare garden has existed since 1884. Also
known as the Waterfall Gardens because of the stream that cascades
through from Penang Hill, it houses a diverse range of tropical
flora. Within this garden are the orchid house, palm house, herb
garden and cactus garden.
Kek Lok Si Temple
Located on top of a hill at Ayer Itam, close to Penang Hill,
this temple is reputed to be the largest and most beautiful temple
in South-East Asia. To get to the top, visitors will have to walk
up steps lined with stalls selling souvenirs, food and other various
items. Here visitors will see the Ban Po Thar (10000 Buddhas Pagoda),
a seven-tier 30m high tower that is said to be of Chinese (at
the bottom), Thai (in the middle) and Burmese (at the top) design.
Visitors will also see a three-storey shrine where a large image
of the Thai Buddha resides. Standing high above it all is a striking
figure of Kwan Yin, the goddess of mercy.
This mosque is a fine example of elegant modern architecture
and can accommodate up to 5000 worshippers at a time.
Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple
This colourful temple, with its Thai architecture, houses a 33m
long gold-plated reclining Buddha. Visitors should also visit
the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple across the street too.
The first Buddhist temple in Penang, its gates are flanked by
two large stone elephants.
Khoo Kongsi Clan House
This kongsi (clan house) was built in 1898 by master craftsmen
from China. One of the finest kongsis in Penang, with its intricate
carvings, beautiful statues, colourful tiles, richly ornamented
beams and paintings, it is not to be missed.
Kapitan Kling Mosque
It was built in the 19th century by Penang's first Indian Muslim
settlers. Its yellow façade and single minaret reflects
Moorish influence in its architecture.
One of the oldest sights in Penang, it is where Francis Light
set foot in 1786. Originally built with wood, it was later replaced
with stone. Today, it has an open-air amphitheatre, souvenir shops
and a gallery. While the battlements are still studded with cannons,
the most famous among them is the Dutch cannon with its chequered
Acheen St. Mosque
Built in 1808 by a wealthy Arab trader, this mosque is unusual
because of its minarets which are Egyptian in style, unlike the
minarets of most mosques, which are Moorish-styled.