Penang’s beach belt stretches from Tanjung Tokong to Tanjung Bungah to Batu Ferringhi to Teluk Bahang but it is Batu Ferringhi where foreign visitors flock to which has the most seaside resorts, seafood restaurants and a night crafts bazaar.

Popular tourist stops include the Kek Lok Si pagoda in Ayer Itam, the two Buddhist temples in Burma Lane — the Burmese one on one side of the road while the Siamese temple is on the opposite side of the road (with its back facing Bangkok Lane), and the Snake Temple in Bayan Lepas.

Religious events that are a Penang tradition drawing large crowds to the streets include the Wesak Day night procession featuring lit Buddha statues on floats, the Thaipusam procession featuring chariots of the god and the Saint Anne’s feast day and pilgrimage to her church in Bukit Mertajam.


No. Tourist attractions and places

Address & Contact

1. Kek Lok Si Temple Penang, Air Itam

04-828 3317

2. Penang Hill Penang Hill, Bukit Bendera, 11300 Bukit Bendera, Penang

04-828 8880

3. Botanical Garden 10470 George Town, Penang

04-227 0428

4. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang

04-226 1462

5. Dhammikarama Burmese Temple 24, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

04-226 9575

6. Wat Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple 17, Lorong Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

016-410 5115

7. St. George’s Anglican Church 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

04-261 2739

8. Viewing Deck Hill Heritage Trail, Jalan Bukit Bendera, 11300 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang

04-828 8880

9. Colonial Penang Museum 7, Jalan D.S Ramanathan, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang

04-228 8561

10. The Habitat Penang Hill Jalan Stesen, Bukit Bendera Air Itam, 11500 Penang, Pulau Pinang

04-827 2677