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George Town: Penang Island Half-day Guided Tour with Coffee

1. George Town: Penang Island Half-day Guided Tour with Coffee

Discover the Reclining Buddha Temple and Malaysia's tallest Buddha statue. Learn about the past and drive by the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Go to Chew Jetty, famous for the many houses on stilts. Sip on delicious coffee with a free sampling at Coffee Tree in George Town. Benefit from a hotel transfer. Meet your driver at the hotel, then hop into the car to start your tour. First, go to the Reclining Buddha Wat Chayamangkalaram, which is the oldest Thai temple in the state. Marvel at the fourth longest reclining Buddha statue in the world and other statues of mythical creatures in the temple. Next, cross the road and check out the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple if you want to see the tallest Buddha statue in Malaysia. Learn how these temples were built due to the settlement of the Thai and Burmese communities in Malaysia during the early 1800s. After this, enjoy a drive in George Town. Pass through these historic streets, which have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chew Jetty, and more. See the 19th-century Kapitan Keling Mosque, which was built by Indian traders. Then, gaze at the wooden stilts houses at Chew Jetty. Afterward, stop at Coffee Tree in George Town, and enjoy a free sample of delicious Penang white coffee and tea. Watch a pewter demonstration to learn about Malaysian handicrafts. Finally, sit back and relax as your driver drops you back to your hotel at the end of the trip.

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.

Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony

3. Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony

Explore Penang Island on this private 4-hour guided tour and visit the iconic sites that will interest you most.  This completely customizable tour is all about you. Start your day by visiting Kuan Yin Temple. It is one of the oldest temple in Penang built in 1728. The temple set on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (previously known as Pitt Street) and was constructed by early immigrant settlers from China. The temple recently underwent extensive renovations to give it a much-needed facelift. The architecture and decorations are impressive. You can learn how the Malaysian chinese do their worship ritual to their deities/god. The second stop is Kapitan Keling,  Penang landmark. Apart from the Mosque there are cultural centers there that showcase the culture and history of the Indian Muslim Community as they play a big part of Penangites lifestyles overall. It is a very well maintained place of worship and definitely worth a visit even for non muslims. Visit The Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One of the oldest Hindu temples standing in Penang, Malaysia. The temple has been standing there, at the same spot, for 200 years ago. Amazing sculptures of gods and goddess are to be seen in the main entrance of the temple.  Good attraction to visit with family and friends to learn Hindu culture, rituals and religion.  Taste Indian tea and sweets and itself makes memorable selfie. You will then move to St Georges Church which is the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia built in 1816. It is located along Farquhar Street,  one of the loveliest British colonial heritage buildings in Penang. The most striking feature of the church is without a doubt the huge Grecian columns lined outside the front entrance. The pavilion which sits in the lawn also lends a Grecian air to the ambience.  St George Church is a must-see on your list of places to visit. Pass by Little India street, step into a bit of Malaysian Indian culture in this place, From the tourist trinket shops to the Indian street food vendors and cafes.  It will be a treat to the senses with lots of beautiful things to hear, smell and taste! Your next stop will be in The Reclining Buddha Temple. It is located at Burma Road. The temple can be seen on the road from Georgetown to Batu Feringghi. It is a quiet and peaceful place. Here, you can see and learn about different religions that you have not been exposed to.  Lastly, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. It stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. It is a very lovely and huge Buddhist temple with a large reclining Statue of Buddha. Those who loves to learn cultural diversities and harmony can't miss a visit to this temple for a touch of blessing and a shot of colors. After finishing your tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel.   

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