5 days in Penang Itinerary

5 days in Penang Itinerary

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George Town, Penang Island
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George Town, Penang Island — 4 nights

A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cannon Street and Laser Battle. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kek Lok Si Temple, take an in-depth tour of Pinang Peranakan Mansion, buy something for everyone on your list at Gurney Plaza, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Kuala Lumpur to George Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to George Town is minus 1 hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Pearl of the Orient
Highly industrialized and urbanized, the island of Penang sits off the western coastline of Peninsular Malaysia and boasts a rich cultural heritage blending Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Although most visitors come for the beaches and fishing villages, no tour of Penang is complete without a stop in World Heritage-listed George Town. This cosmopolitan island capital boasts a diverse architectural heritage, its oldest sections packed with 19th-century mosques, churches, temples, and colonial buildings. Another highlight of Penang tourism are the many festivals, showcasing cultural diversity and offering foreign visitors a chance to soak up the atmosphere of the "Pearl of the Orient."
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