The island of Penang has been has been one of most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia since a fairly long time. The sandy beaches, colonial architecture and delectable cuisines add to the charm of this picturesque land. Due to a unique touch of ethnicity in its ambience, Penang is often known as the 'Pearl of the Orient'. The diverse culture of the city is a unique feature that makes it so inviting. Read on to know the major attractions of Penang.
Penang Tourist Attractions
Penang Hill is more of a resort that offers tourists a welcome respite from the tropical heat. Small railway cars ferry visitors to the top of the hill, which just takes about 30 minutes.
The butterfly farm in Malaysia is the first tropical butterfly farm of the world, which features over 4,000 Malaysian butterflies, belonging to 120 different species. Surely, a must-see in Penang!
Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest
Bukit Panchor Recreational Forest was developed in 1963. It is a popular destination for tourists and provides the visitors a lot of recreational options. Camping facilities are also available.
Fort Cornwallis was constructed to guard the harbor against French attacks. The majestic fort features a gallery with historic displays, an open-air amphitheatre, a public-park and a handicraft center.
Chinatown is another popular tourist attraction in Penang. The area has been very well preserved and carries a feel of life as it would have been in the time of early Chinese settlers.