Penang Hill Timur Laut Pulau Pinang
After a day of touring, we decided to head towards Penang Hill around sunset. We weren’t quite sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised when our train arrived. The ride to the top of the hill is short but fun since the train moves up at an inclined angle and at a fast speed. The views from the hill are pretty good. There is a small bar/restaurant at the top as well if you want to grab a bite whilst enjoying the views but we did not see a lot of people doing that. I would highly recommend going around or after sunset because the air is much cooler and the views better.
Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Lorong Burma Georgetown Penang Malaysia
This temple was not originally on our list but just as we were about to leave for the airport our driver suggested we give this place a visit. I am so glad we listened to his advice because the Wat Chayamangkalaram is a stunning temple dedicated to Lord Buddha. The star attraction of course is the massive statue of reclining Buddha that reminded us of the Wat Pho temple in Bangkok. The interiors are stunning and there is an aura of peace and calm around the place. You can also light a candle and make a wish inside the temple.
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel Lebuh Carnarvon Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
Walking around spotting wall art and metal art at the UNESCO heritage site. Loved exploring the area
Hotel New Green
The best part about this hotel are it's people. The hotel owner Bisu Da himself arranged for all our trips to the various destinations like : Nathula Pass & Yum Thang Valley. Also since Gitanjali and me wanted a budget trip this hotel was just tailor made for us. This was my second visit to New Green and I am planning another visit soon :-) (Bisu Da - 9832007990 / 9474980702)
Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple Lorong Burma George Town Penang Malaysia
Through our travels around SE Asia, we have come across a lot of beautiful Buddhist temples but the Dharamikarma temple is one of the most unique, serene and beautiful temples of the lot. Built in Burmese style, the temple has stunning Buddha statues, walls covered with stories and quiet prayer rooms. We spent more time in this temple than anywhere else in Penang because it was so peaceful. The monks inside are friendly and if you are lucky you can even converse with them. This place is a must visit.
The Camera Museum Jalan Muntri Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
We read great reviews about this place online so decided to check it out. Although not a big museum, this place offers a nice insight into the history of cameras, their evolution, the basic principles behind the art of photography and the opportunity to work some really cool cameras. If you are someone who likes photography, this place is a must visit. Even otherwise, this place serves as a pleasant break from visiting the outdoor locations in Penang under the tropical sun. Do get some pictures clicked after your tour, the people working at the museum add cool effects to your photos and you can carry them back as a souvenir.
Khoo Kongsi Cannon Square George Town Penang Malaysia
This magnificent temple located near Cannon Street serves as a wonderful reminder of the Chinese history in Penang. Apart from the gorgeous architecture and vibrant artistry on display, this temple also houses a museum underneath which gives a detailed history about the various clans in Penang. While it is beautiful to see in the morning, when the lights come on it looks even more stunning.
Chulia Heritage Hotel Lebuh Chulia Georgetown Penang Malaysia
Stay at Chulia Heritage Hotel. Its in the city centre and walkable distance to many must visit places. Medium charge.
Gurney Drive Georgetown George Town Penang Malaysia
Had drinks and dinner and some shopping at Gurney Plaza
Hotel Jen Penang Jalan Magazine George Town Penang Malaysia
The service given in Hotel Jen is amazing, there is complimentary breakfast and snacks provided each day if you book their suite. If you're not a strict budget and in George Town to relax and spend some money, this is the hotel for you.