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George Town (Penang Georgetown) Tours

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George Town (Penang Georgetown)
George Town (Penang Georgetown) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts a unique mix of cultures. The beating heart of Penang, George Town offers visitors a heady combination of world-class street food, colorful colonial architecture, and street art. This historic enclave, which can be explored entirely on foot, is also famous for its novelty museums.
 
The Basics
Rather than navigate George Town’s maze-like streets alone, get your bearings by joining an introductory walking or bike tour. Guided tours usually cover Fort Cornwallis, Little India, and the Clan Jetties. Food-focused tours are also popular with first-time visitors who enjoy sampling Penang’s renowned street food representing a variety of Asian and European cultures. An evening food tour offers the chance to try the widest variety of food stalls.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must-visit for culture vultures and history lovers.
  • Be mindful when exploring George Town on foot, as sidewalks can be slippery, especially after rain.
  • Uneven surfaces make some parts of George Town difficult to access in a wheelchair.
  • Bring an umbrella: unexpected downpours are common throughout the year.
 
How to Get There
To get from Penang International Airport to George Town takes about 30 minutes by car, depending on the traffic. If you’re staying in George Town, you can reach most attractions on foot or using a taxi mobile app. To avoid having to worry about navigating or taking public transport, explore with a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
In northern Malaysia, the dry season runs between August and November. During this time, rainfall decreases and temperatures are cooler, making it the best time to explore on foot. George Town provides a plethora of activities during both day and night, but Love Lane area is especially lively with music and street stalls after dusk.
 
The Best Museums in Penang
In stark contrast to its austere colonial heritage, Penang boasts several novelty museums that promise hilarious photos and provide a great way to escape a sudden downpour. Favorites include the Upside Down Museums, where you can take mind-bending photographs that make you appear to be standing upside down, and the Ghost Museum, which comes with family-friendly scares.
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38 Tours and Activities to Experience George Town (Penang Georgetown)

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Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

Penang: George Town City Half-Day Attractions

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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of George Town on a private 4-hour tour. Highlights include visits to the Reclining Buddha, Pinang Peranakan Mansion, and Clan Jetty. You also enjoy a driving tour through vibrant Little India where Christians, Taoists, Hindus, and Muslims live in harmony. The comprehensive snapshot of the multicultural town is a great opportunity to orient yourself to the area for future exploring.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
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$55.00
Price varies by group size
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Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

Penang: Flexible 6-Hours Highlights

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This tour let you go to all the attractions that you like, not like the can approach of a predetermined itinerary tour. For a 6 hours visit from ship or hotel or airport, you choose some 4-7 attractions to go from the list in "tour details". You choose the places and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you explore every nooks and corners, or you simply take pictures from the outside without entering the attraction, you call the shot. If mobility is a concern, go for a round island tour and take in the view from the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be not be disappointed. Penang is a truly surprising hidden gem!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
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Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

Penang City & Temple Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane) & Kek Lok Si

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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; explore the streets of George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site; watch pewter craftsmen; taste white coffee; and check off religious monuments from Kek Lok Si Temple to Wat Chaiyamangkalaram and Dhammikarama Burmese Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.26
Price varies by group size
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$70.26
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Penang City & Temple Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane)

Penang City & Temple Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane)

Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity by Penang City Tour. Visit Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then proceed to Penang Hill and visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Guan Yin. - Harmonious temple bestowed with gifts from Chinese emperors - Picturesque funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill - Spectacular views of Georgetown & roundtrip transportation - Relaxing environment at 2,700 feet (833 m) above sea level - Chance to view the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.04
Price varies by group size
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$62.04
Price varies by group size
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Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

Penang Island 4 Hours City Tour

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Penang is considered the jewel in Malaysia’s crown, due to its culture-rich mix of food and history. Even if you’ve only got limited time in the city, see the best of Penang on a half-day tour that’s designed especially for first-time visitors on a time budget. You’ll explore the vibrant Little India and Chinatown, and delve deeper into the city’s history at Penang State Museum. Plus, a small group limited to eight ensures you receive personalized attention from a guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

Half Day Penang City Tour (4 Hours)

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Explore George Town highlights on a half-day tour combining historic sites with temples and colorful neighborhoods, with an optional visit to the Penang Time Tunnel 3D museum. Traveling in a climate-controlled vehicle means you’ll stay cool and comfortable while ticking off a long list of destinations that include Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Fort Cornwallis, Little India, Chew Jetty, and more, finishing the day with a taste of Penang's classic white coffee.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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$28.72
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Penang Heritage Experience Walking Tour

Penang Heritage Experience Walking Tour

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To experience the bus ride and ride to the Heritage Trails of the early cultures in Malaysia – an insight into Malaysia’s multi- cultural society.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.74
Price varies by group size
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$81.74
Price varies by group size

Penang Full Day Tour

Penang Full Day Tour

See the sights of Penang while avoiding stuffy tour buses or public transport turmoil on this small-group tour. Visit significant spiritual sites like Dhammikarama Burmese Temple and Wat Chayamangkalaram, home of the city’s immense Reclining Buddha. Stroll along the boardwalk at Batu Ferringhi Beach and take a drive around the ruins and colonial remnants of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Georgetown neighborhood. Get from destination to destination in an air-conditioned small-group transport, with your own driver to tell you the stories of the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.44
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$57.44
Price varies by group size
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Penang Tour Georgetowns Hidden Gems via Bicycle

Penang Tour Georgetowns Hidden Gems via Bicycle

Many visitors to George Town, Penang’s most bustling and vibrant city, prefer taking in the sights while getting around by bike. This 3-hour cycle tour takes travelers to all of the city’s best attractions and is perfect for anyone looking for a more interesting alternative to a regular tour bus.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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$102.57

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

Penang: Flexible Full-Day Adventures

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This guided tour is flexible tour for 8 hours meaning you can customize your own tour in Penang from ship or hotel or airport. You choose some 5-9 attractions to go from the list in "tour details" and dictate how much time to spend at each attraction. Either you may indulge in details in the attractions, or kind of "touch and go" or you simply snap pictures from the exterior without going in, you call the shot. If heat is a concern, go into more indoor attraction or go up the hill. If mobility is your concern, then go for a round island tour with the comfort of air-conditioned car. If you like shopping then your American dollars are stretch 4 X versus Ringgit Malaysia as everything is a bargain. If you do not have a clue where to go or to do, no problem, let our learned tour guide choose it for you. The tour guide cum driver, will accompany you into all attractions and give commentary on the go. You will be surprised what Penang has to offer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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$100.00
Price varies by group size
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Historical Penang Day Tour with Lunch

Historical Penang Day Tour with Lunch

Delve deeper into the diverse cultural heritage of Penang than you would if exploring alone on an introductory tour. Rather than struggling to navigate unfamiliar roads on foot or by car, you’ll travel between dispersed sights in air-conditioned comfort and benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide, who reveals information that you won’t find in the guide books.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.88
Price varies by group size
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$79.88
Price varies by group size
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Pearl Island : Historical Penang Day Tour Including Lunch

Pearl Island : Historical Penang Day Tour Including Lunch

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Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. Visit the many historical buildings and temples such as Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. After that, take a scenic drive through the streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness the remnant left by the British and local dwellers of the past and also make a visit to photostop at Fort Cornwallis. Then after lunch proceed to Penang Peranakan Mansion and also Khoo Kongsi Temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.88
Price varies by group size
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$80.88
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Half Day Penang Island Tour

Half Day Penang Island Tour

Penang is a city that’s as rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. This city tour highlights all of the best—from colonial-era homes, to private mansions, famous museums and stunning temples. During this 4 hours city tour, you will visit the famed Little India and Chinatown, wander the halls at Penang Museum and learn about the art of pewtersmithing at the Royal Selangor. Finish your tour at Wat Chayamankalaram, where you’ll be amazed by the giant reclining Buddha.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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$28.72
Price varies by group size
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Penang City Tour with Penang Bird Park Admission Tickets

Penang City Tour with Penang Bird Park Admission Tickets

If you're a wildlife lover in Penang for the first time, opt for a sightseeing tour that includes an admission ticket to Penang Bird Park, home to hundreds of species of exotic birds. This tour transports you around Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich colonial heritage, in air-conditioned comfort and eliminates the stress of taking public transport or exploring on foot.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.85
Price varies by group size
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$63.85
Price varies by group size
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Penang Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane) & Lunch

Penang Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane) & Lunch

Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity. Visit the many historical buildings and temples such as Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. After that, take a scenic drive through the streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop at Fort Cornwallis for the photostop. Then, visit Penang Hill and also Kek Lok Si Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.06
Price varies by group size
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$96.06
Price varies by group size
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Full Day - Penang Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane) & Lunch

Full Day - Penang Tour Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane) & Lunch

See several sides of George Town in a single day with this small-group tour of Penang. Join your guide for a journey that showcases the city's Buddhist temples, its old streets (which have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the world-class ecological reserve on Penang Hill. This tour is ideal for time-poor travelers and makes it possible to see the highlights of George Town in a single day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.06
Price varies by group size
From
$96.06
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Penang City Tour & Temple Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane)

Penang City Tour & Temple Including Penang Hill Tickets (Fast Lane)

Explore the Penang city which is rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity by Penang City Tour. Visit Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then proceed to Penang Hill and visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Guan Yin. - Harmonious temple bestowed with gifts from Chinese emperors - Picturesque funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill - Spectacular views of Georgetown & roundtrip transportation - Relaxing environment at 2,700 feet (833 m) above sea level - Chance to view the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$62.04
Price varies by group size
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$62.04
Price varies by group size
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Shore Excursion from Penang Port-Penang Heritage Trails and Harmony

Shore Excursion from Penang Port-Penang Heritage Trails and Harmony

Georgetown bears testimony to a living multi-cultural heritage and tradition of Asia where the many religions and cultures met and coexisted. They reflect the coming together of cultural elements from the Malay Archipelago, India and China with those of Europe, to create a unique architecture, culture and townscape. This tour will take you through the streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site and witness the ramnant left by the British and local dwellers of the past.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.13
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$50.13
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Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

Penang Full Day Tour including Penang Hill(Fast Lane) with Lunch

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Experience the sights and sounds of Penang in one day on a 6-hour guided tour. The well-rounded itinerary is perfect for travelers who want to get an overview of the vibrant Malaysian city, but don’t want to fuss over taxis, public transit, and limiting guide books. Thanks to all-inclusive transportation from your hotel, you're able to comfortably visit the reclining Buddha, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang Hill, and more.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$94.88
Price varies by group size
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$94.88
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Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

Penang Nature Tour with Penang Hill(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si & Botanical Garden

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On the surface, Penang appears as a historical city but if you look deeper, you’ll find a whole host of natural wonders. Spend the day discovering the best of Penang’s nature during a tour that covers Penang Hill (Flagstaff Hill), Batu Ferringhi Beach, and Kek Lok Si Temple, and provides an easy way for first-time visitors to orient themselves. Plus, hotel pickup and drop-off mean that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.62
Price varies by group size
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$84.62
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Penang Harmony Food Trail

Penang Harmony Food Trail

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Enjoy insights into food and culture you can only get from a local as you slurp, snack, and sip your way through the Georgetown heritage area on this small-group food tour. Stop by at least three different food outlets and sample at least 10 delicious bites—enough for a full lunch. Along the way, discover sights like St. George’s Church, the Goddess of Mercy Temple, and historic Chinese clan houses.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.00
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$72.00

Penang City Tour with History & 3D Museum Admission Tickets

Penang City Tour with History & 3D Museum Admission Tickets

Enjoy a day exploring Penang without stressing about traffic or public transport on this small-group sightseeing tour. Drive around the city in a small-group vehicle, with your own driver to take you to each destination. Visit spiritual landmarks like the Wat Chayamangkalaram, home to a huge Reclining Buddha, and the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. See the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed George Town neighborhood. Stop at the History and 3D Museum to learn about the city’s past – and shoot some unreal photos with the trick-art murals.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.83
Price varies by group size
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$47.83
Price varies by group size
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Penang Living Heritage Experience - Rattan Weaving

Penang Living Heritage Experience - Rattan Weaving

Sim (The Rattan Weaver) will teach you how to make a variety of different products with rattan in his historic family shop. You will get a feel for his daily life and rhythm, all while creating your own works to bring home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.11
Price varies by group size
From
$68.11
Price varies by group size

Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Half Day Penang City Tour with Time Tunnel 3D Museum from Penang Island-5 Hours

Explore George Town’s top attractions on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup on Penang Island, visit landmarks like Wat Chaiyamangalaram temple, enjoy a scenic drive through George Town’s historic, UNESCO-designated streets, visit Penang’s 3D history museum, learn about George Town’s multicultural history from an informative local guide, and sample delicious complimentary tea.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$47.83
Price varies by group size
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$47.83
Price varies by group size
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