These 7 Free Tourist Attractions in Penang Malaysia You Must Stop

These 7 Free Tourist Attractions in Penang Malaysia You Must Stop

Malaysia is one of the Southeast Asian countries which is located next to Indonesia. It’s no wonder that many Indonesians spend their holidays in the neighboring country. Besides Kuala Lumpur, many areas in Malaysia have famous tourism. One of them is the Penang area.

Penang is an island located in the northwest of Peninsular Malaysia. The charm of this island is the extraordinary combination of Malay culture, Chinese, Indian as well as European influences. In addition, many of the island tours of Penang are free or free of charge!

Here are seven free tourist attractions in Penang. Are there any interesting tours?

  1. Penang Hill

The first free tourist spot that you must visit is Penang Hill or Bukit Penang. This place is like a tourist icon from the island of Penang. This hill is not very high. However, this height can make you see the city of Penang from above.

The interesting thing here is the sloped train that climbs the hill. The train will take you to the top of the hill. If you visit Bukit Penang between 18 to 21 July 2019, then you can enjoy the Penang Hill Festival.

  1. Penang Botanical Garden

The Penang Botanical Garden is often nicknamed the waterfall garden. This is because this park has a small waterfall that is not far from the place. This park was built in 1884 during the British colonial era.

In this park, you will find various species of local Malaysian plants. One of the most interesting is the orchid plant in the orchidarium. In addition, you can also meet wild monkeys, you know! The entrance ticket is free.

  1. Tanjung Bungah Pantai Beach

The location of this beach is closest to the city center. Tanjung Bungah Beach has many hotels on its shores. One of the advantages of this beach is the existence of small coves with sharp cliffs or large rocks on it.

To get to this beach, you can take all the buses from George Town whose last stop is in Teluk Bahang. The bus will pass through Tanjung Bungah. Tanjung Bungah Beach is open to the public and free!

  1. Street Art

If you are looking for an instagramable tourist spot, then you must visit street art in George Town. In recent years the local government has re-established George Town as a major center for arts and culture.

The paintings here are even made by great artists, such as Ernest Zacharevic, Louis Gan, Rone, and Kenji Chai. The cool thing is, you don’t have to spend money to be able to take pictures in this place, you know!

  1. Secret Garden Avatars

Penang is indeed very famous for its street art in the George Town area. There is another instagramable place that you can go to, namely Avatar Secret Garden. You will be amazed by the lights mounted on the trees in this park.

Scenes like this will remind the atmosphere of the forest in the movie Avatar. That’s why this place is called Avatar Secret Garden. Come at night so you can enjoy the glitter to the fullest.

  1. Kek Lok Si. Temple

If you go to Penang, it is obligatory to visit this temple. Kek Lok Si stands on a hillside and is often referred to as the most beautiful Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. The hallmark of this temple is the ten thousand Buddha towers or what is called Ban Po Thar.

The temple complex consists of several wide halls for prayer and assembly. The easiest way to get to this temple is using Rapid Penang bus number 203 from KOMTAR. You also don’t need to pay for the entrance ticket.

  1. Snake Temple

This temple was built in 1850 as a tribute to the monk Chor Soo Kong. Named the snake temple because at the location of the place there are many venomous snakes. You can even visit the snake museum which is still in the same area as this temple.

But to enter the museum, you have to pay an entrance ticket. But if you just want to enjoy the architectural beauty of the snake temple, you don’t have to pay! This snake temple is located in Bayan Lapas.

Well, those are seven free tourist attractions in Penang that you must visit. Even though it’s free, it turns out that these tours are the most popular entertainment spots for Malaysians!