Rising 831 metres above sea level, Penang Hill is only accessible by funicular railway. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the city and coastal area.
On the top, there are gardens, a small cafe shop, a hotel as well as a Hindu temple and a Muslim mosque.
A strech of sandy beaches and tranquil sea. It is a perfect place for sea sports, sun bathing or pure relaxation.
Aside from Ferringi Beach or Batu Ferringhi, other beaches share the same shoreline namely Tanjung Bungah and Teluk Bahang. Along this stretch that you will find world-class resorts that offer excellent accommodation and facilities.
Secluded beaches can also be found but one may have endure thrilling, jungle trails to get there. Among them are Teluk Duyung, Monkey Beach and Pantai Mas.
Built in 1890 on a hill slope, it is the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
It consists of a maze of gardens, courts and passages and the seven tier "Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas".
The 30 metre pagoda is a mixture of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture. The octagonal base is Chinese, the middle tier is Thai and the spiral dome Burmese.
The "Pure Cloud Temple", popularly known as snake temple due to the large number of snakes that stay here.
Venomous pit vipers and other poisonous snake coil harmlessly around the altars, incenses, nooks and corners of the temple.
The Bird Park houses 200 species of birds from around the world and be viewed from specially designed aviaries.
Man-made islands with landscaped gardens and ornamented plants decorates the park.Butterfly Farm
The world's first tropical live butterfly exhibition and houses over 4,000 tropical butterflies of over 100 different species. They fluttered over blooming flowers in the landscaped garden.
Visitors can witness the complex metamorphosis of a butterfly from an egg to a fully grown one.
This Buddhist temple of Thai architecture houses a large reclining Buddha measuring 33 metres. Known also as "Temple of the Reclining Buddha"
Stretching 13.5 km. from Seberang Prai on the mainland to Gelugor on the island, this architectural wonder is officially acclaimed the third longest bridge in the world.
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