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Penang Travel Guide

George Town is the capital of the island and state of Penang , off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia known for its mix of cultures and its delicious street hawker food. The city was founded in 1786 by the British as one of the three Straits Settlements along with Malacca and Singapore. Today its old core of well-preserved buildings provides an authentic view at this vibrant city with traditions that run deep. A mix of settlers from China, India, and beyond have created a mix of ethnic groups that each stay true to their cultures and religions. But perhaps most beloved for its street food , tourists fly in to George Town from across Asia to taste the classic hawker dishes.
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Things to do in Penang

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Penang? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Penang Hill

Penang Hill

7.0
4.4/5405 Review
"Mountains"
"Night Attractions"
Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

6.6
4.7/5227 Review
"Theme Parks"
Pantai Batu Feringghi

Pantai Batu Feringghi

6.6
4.5/5179 Review
"Beaches"
Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

6.5
4.7/5530 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Komtar

Komtar

6.3
4.3/5176 Review
"Modern Architecture"
Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

6.3
4.7/551 Review
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Escape Penang

Escape Penang

6.2
4.8/5108 Review
"Theme Parks"
Penang National Park

Penang National Park

6.1
4.6/5145 Review
"National Parks"
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

6.0
4.6/5194 Review
"Exhibition Halls"
"Museums"
Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple

5.9
4.5/5353 Review
"Temples"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Penang, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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The Prestige Hotel Penang
Bertam Resort,Penang

Bertam Resort,Penang

4.6/5216 Review
Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
The Bayview Beach Resort
Ixora Hotel Penang

Ixora Hotel Penang

4.1/5672 Review
Mercure Penang Beach

Mercure Penang Beach

4.3/5730 Review
Angsana Teluk Bahang

Angsana Teluk Bahang

4.5/5646 Review
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Deview Hotel Penang

Deview Hotel Penang

4.0/5163 Review
Citadines Prai Penang

Citadines Prai Penang

4.2/5381 Review

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Penang dishes and foodie spots.
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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

4.3/5111 Review
Avg. USD1/person
"Bakeries"
"Time-honored Brand"
Ho Ping Kopitiam

Ho Ping Kopitiam

4.0/518 Review
Avg. USD1/person
"Coffee Shops"
"Afternoon Tea"
Toh Soon Cafe

Toh Soon Cafe

4.5/5178 Review
Avg. USD2/person
"Coffee Shops"
"Afternoon Tea"
Tai Tong Restaurant

Tai Tong Restaurant

4.6/540 Review
Avg. USD5/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
"Dim Sum"
Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

4.5/56 Review
Avg. USD7/person
"Coffee Shops"
"Open Late"
Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

4.3/521 Review
Avg. USD4/person
"Snacks"
Teksen Restaurant

Teksen Restaurant

4.3/549 Review
Avg. USD9/person
"Asian Cuisine"
"Time-honored Brand"
My Own Cafe

My Own Cafe

4.0/55 Review
Avg. USD1/person
"Southeast Asian"
"Afternoon Tea"
Mews Cafe

Mews Cafe

4.3/511 Review
Avg. USD13/person
"Coffee Shops"
"Afternoon Tea"
The Safe Room

The Safe Room

4.3/515 Review
Avg. USD10/person
"Bakeries"
"Afternoon Tea"
Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

4.2/513 Review
Avg. USD78/person
"Western-style"
"Historic Building"
Healy Mac's Irish Bar & Restaurant

Healy Mac's Irish Bar & Restaurant

4.2/513 Review
Avg. USD9/person
"Western-style"
"Open Late"

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