Penang is a cosmopolitan Malaysian state set on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, offering a plethora of attractions, sites and experiences including bustling night markets, colourful street art, some of Malaysia’s most delectable cuisines, a melting pot of cultures, a dynamic night scene, world heritage sites and mega shopping malls. This immense coastal region is a haven of natural landscapes in the form of pristine beaches, tropical jungles, scenic spice plantations and lush parks and gardens. To witness the best of Penang’s natural wonders, visit Penang National Park and explore a series of mangroves, forests, remote beaches, trekking trails, a meromictic lake and even a turtle sanctuary. A true nature lover’s paradise! Other scenic hotspots in Penang include the Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve which boasts exotic flora and fauna, glistening waterfalls and plenty of trails along virgin forests, and the landscaped Tropical Spice Garden which showcases over 500 species of colourful flora from all over the world. Brightsun Travel offers a great selection of Penang flight deals, so you can come and explore this picturesque paradise.
Penang is a land of rich history; the state is home to many ancient houses, churches, cemeteries and shops, some dating back centuries. Many of these charming buildings are still in use and have been restored as boutique hotels and museums. Penang itself is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site that preserves its traditional ways of living. Visiting some areas of the state will feel like you’re stepping back in time, especially in its capital, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to countless historic buildings including traditional Malay houses and mansions, colonial buildings and religious temples. Highlight attractions here include the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - a colourful heritage hotel dating back 3000 years, featuring a blend of Chinese and Western architectural styles, and the Buddhist Kek Lok Si temple which displays millions of Buddha images and hundreds of intricate carvings, murals and sculptures on its pagodas, archways and temple halls. Contact Brightsun to book discount airfares to Penang and look forward to revelling in compelling history in this wonderful Malaysian state.