Perhaps Malaysia is one of the countries most visited by Indonesians besides Singapore. This is because Malaysia is a neighbor of Indonesia. One of the cities that attracts many visitors is Penang.
This city presents a variety of attractions that successfully amaze. This city also offers a variety of exciting outdoor activities, you know. Here are five tourist destinations in Penang that will make your vacation even more enjoyable.
- Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Penang. This place is a temple complex built on a hill located in the Air Itam area. This temple is also touted as the most beautiful temple in Southeast Asia.
Kek Lok Si Temple has a seven-story pagoda and is famous for its 10,000 Buddha statues. In addition, what is no less amazing is the giant statue of Kuan Yin which is another important feature of this temple.
In addition, Kek Lok Si Temple is known for its interesting graffiti on its walls. At the time of Chinese New Year, the temple looks more stunning with attractive flower decorations to lanterns.
- Ferringhi Stone
Batu Ferringhi is a popular area with some refreshing beaches. If you plan to stay overnight, visitors will easily find hotels here. Not only that, there are many choices of places to eat and gift shops here.
Batu Ferringhi has clear waters, which makes many visitors tempted to swim. They can also dive or do other water activities. The sandy beach is also comfortable for sunbathing.
- Clan Jetties
Clan Jetties is a historic building located in Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town. This charming place offers a traditional village with rustic stilt houses that stand on the water. There is also a pier that is known to have existed for more than a century.
In addition, this place has a long road and one temple. Many visitors capture the moment of this long road from various spots.
- Penang’s Butterfly Farm
Penang’s Butterfly Farm is a place located in Teluk Bahang, which is one of the most visited tourist destinations. This butterfly sanctuary spans eight hectares.
Penang’s Butterfly Farm is home to a wide variety of flying butterflies. In addition, there is also a collection of other insects that are also worth observing.
There are more than four thousand butterflies from more than 120 butterfly groups that can be seen here. Penang’s Butterfly Farm also has a butterfly breeding research center and is an ecotourism gem in Penang.
- George Town
George Town is a popular city for its multiple museums, colorful streets, and fascinating historical buildings. The city is even recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage city. This city has managed to preserve various colonial heritage buildings, you know.
The building includes the 1903 Town Hall, Temple of the Goddess of Mercy, Cheong Fatt Tze House, Captain Francis Light’s landing site, and many others. Visitors can walk and explore its amazing exhibits.
Penang has a charm of beauty that cannot be ignored. If you have plans to go to Malaysia, take the time to visit this city, okay?