George Town, Malaysia Culture & history

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George Town: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

1. George Town: Half-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour

Discover George Town's heritage sites on a half-day tour with included hotel pickup and drop-off in George Town or Batu Ferringhi. Get the most out of your exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site with a private, English-speaking guide.  Begin your tour with hotel pickup, then head to the Khoo Kongsi, a Chinese clan house with stunning architecture, with your guide. Continue to be amazed as you visit Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple and the oldest clan temple in town, Cheah Kongsi. Hear all the background stories and insights from your expert guide. Don't miss a visit to the Taoist Chinese temple, Yap Kongsi, and Ciji Temple. Enjoy the last highlight with a visit to Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a house museum dedicated to Penang's Peranakan heritage which once served as the residence and office of a 19th-century Chinese tycoon, Chung Keng Quee. After 4 hours full of history and cultural insights, you will be dropped off back at your hotel in George Town or Batu Ferringhi.

Private Penang City Tour with Kek Lok Si Temple

2. Private Penang City Tour with Kek Lok Si Temple

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel at Georgetown on time. Meet and greet your friendly driver at the hotel lobby and proceed for your tour. Your driver will pick you up from your respective hotel then you will head out to visit Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, and the streets of George Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that, you will visit Kek Lok Si Temple. Built in 1891 as a small shrine, it has since expanded to become one of the most majestic and largest temples in South-East Asia. Since its founding in 1930, the “Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas” is considered one of Penang’s most beautiful architectural wonders as it is able to incorporate 3 cultures into one structure – with its Chinese octagonal base, Thai middle tier, and Burmese Crown. A 30.2m Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) bronze statue was erected in 2002 on the highest point of the temple. It can be reached via an Inclined lift at the middle. On the way, you will stop for some free sampling of Penang’s famous White Coffee/Tea at Coffee Tree.

George Town: Dark Mansion 3D Glow in the Dark Museum Ticket

3. George Town: Dark Mansion 3D Glow in the Dark Museum Ticket

Expereince the wonder of the 'Dark Mansion - 3D Glow In The Dark Museum' in George Town with this attraction ticket. Capture pictures of yourself interacting with the otherworldly art in this modern museum.  Enter a space of glowing forests, fantasy landscapes, and creative art. See how art, science, and technology combine in this unique space. The artists apply special painting materials and light settings to produce brilliant glowing effect and astonishing “day-to-night” transitions. Go a step beyond the existing 3D art painting techniques, as Dark Mansion presents a new dimension of 3D art by incorporating the amazing glow-in-the-dark effect into 3D paintings and artwork. Share pictures of you becoming part of the art in this trendy museum. 

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The driver / guide was on time at the hotel, but before that, unlike on other tours, there had been no contact. Although the 11th time on Penang, we have gained a whole range of new impressions. Kek Lok Si was rather annoying, you run through too many souvenir shops, the drive through the old town with the many colonial buildings was very nice. We always had enough time for sightseeing, it also explained a lot.

Very nice day with an excellent driver with good knowledge about the areas he took us

The museum visit was very good. We enjoyed the guide.