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Private Penang City Tour w/ Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple

Product ID: 207354
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Even if you have only a short time in Penang, soak up the key sights in just half a day on this action-packed door-to-door tour. Ride the funicular to the peak of Penang Hill.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up included

Your hotel on Penang Island (pickup and drop-off can be arranged from mainland hotels for an additional fee of 100 Malaysian ringgit).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rich multicultural diversity of Penang
  • Ride the funicular to the 2,733-foot (833-meter) summit of Penang Hill
  • Explore George Town, Kek Lok Si Temple, and more
Full description
Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel at Georgetown on time for a 10am departure. 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.

Then you will also visit Penang Hill where you will ride a funicular train to its peak at 833m above sea level to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of George Town and mainland, Butterworth. Colonial bungalows can be found around this hill due to the British preferring to stay in a cooler climate compared to the hot and humid environment in the city.

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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking driver
  • Penang Hill train ticket
  • Temples visit fee (Kek Lok Si, Inclined lift)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Hotel pickup and drop-off is from Penang Island. This service can be arranged from mainland hotels for the additional cost of 100 Malaysian ringgit
Organized by

Tripmakers Online Tours

Product ID: 207354