Penang Holidays - Where is Penang?
Experience the Unique and the Unusual at Penang by John Nathaniel
Do you want to visit a place that showcases the unique and the unusual? Would you like to visit a holiday spot that holds the aura of an old-world charm? Do you want to browse through sights and sounds that display a seamless blend of the East and West?
Penang located at the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca welcomes visitors to stay at luxurious Malaysia Penang hotels and absorb an air of fairytale surroundings. With its unending beaches, cuisines with heritage buildings at the renowned UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site at George Town, Penang showcases a tapestry of a rich culture, tradition and natural charm.
Are you ready to take a trip to the only spice garden in South East Asia? Penang displays the Tropical Spice Garden and spice sanctuary at Teluk Bahang with its café overlooking the sea, souvenir shop and over 500 varieties of flora from all over Malaysia. The Butterfly Farm at Teluk Bahang exhibits a breeding research centre and an eco-tourism destination. Tourists will be fascinated by the Snake Temple or the Chor Soo Kong Temple where they can see Wagler Pitt Vipers and other varieties. Adventure enthusiasts will love to trek though the National Park or Muka Head in Pantai Acheh, Penang. Tourists can enjoy the Pantai Kerachut beach, the unique meromictic lake, have a picnic, swim, trek, go island hopping on boat rides or go fishing.
Penang Holidays - Discover a Spectrum of Sights
Visitors can view the Kek Lok Si Temple in Penang which is the largest temple in Malaysia built in 1890. Families visiting Penang will love the fairytale ambience as the temple is lit with over thousands of lights during the Chinese New Year. Lovers of architecture can relax in a refreshing ambience as they visit Penang Hill that showcases huge and beautiful colonial mansions. Travelers can absorb serene moments at Wat Chayamangkalaram in Pulau Tikus town and view the 33-meter gold-plated reclining Buddha surrounded by intricately carved shrines and Buddha statues.
Take off on a trail of excitement and enjoy Penang’s outlying islands, festivals and food. Visitors can go island hopping to explore jungle trails and relax at spas at Pulau Jerejak or rejuvenate on the sunny Pulau Betong, Pulau Rimau, Pulau Aman and Pulau Gedung, Pulau Kendi or the Coral Island. Spreading out a cloak of many colors with its festivals, Penang invites tourists to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival, Deepavali, Saint Anne's Novena and Feast Day, Thaipusam, Thai Pongal, Hari Raya Haji, Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Chinese New Year, Easter and many more celebrations. Visitors can stop off to enjoy a delicious journey with Chinese, Indian, Nyonya and Malay cuisines, sample dishes at hawker stalls or the many restaurants around the island.
Tourists can witness colorful celebrations during the Chinese New Year at the 140 year-old Thee Kong Tua or the Jade Emperor’s Temple in Air Itam around which a Thai-Malaysian community live. Families will adore the Penang Toy Museum in Tanjung Bunga with more than 100,000 models, fun collectibles, dolls and toys. This lovely museum is the first of its kind in Asia and around the world that features models that range from life-size to miniatures that is wonderful to witness. Tourists staying at a charming Penang hotel can go shopping, sampling the cuisines and enjoying the nightlife.
Penang offers a Plethora of Sights and Sensational Pleasures
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TourismVisited by Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Noel Coward and Queen Elizabeth II among many others, Penang has always been a popular tourist destination, both domestic and international. In 2009, Penang attracted 5.96 million tourists, ranking third in tourist arrivals in Malaysia. Penang is known for its rich heritage, multicultural society and its vibrant culture, its hills, parks, and beaches, shopping, and good food.
Penang Beaches - The most popular beaches in Penang are located at Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi, and Teluk Bahang, and these contiguous beaches are home to Penang's famed hotel and resort belt. More secluded Muka Head, which hosts a lighthouse and a marine research station, and Monkey Beach — both within the Penang National Park — offer more pristine water.
Pollution which has been going on for years taints the beauty of the beaches and increasingly turns tourists away to places like Langkawi and Pangkor. Among the identified sources of pollution include inefficient sewage disposal and unchecked commercial activities.
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