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Penang is an elegant coastal state in Malaysia which boasts multi-cultural towns, lush spice plantations, sprawling jungles, traditional Malay houses, colonial-era buildings and modern shopping malls. This beautiful land in the Far East has attracted visitors for centuries with its striking combination of strong cultural heritage, vibrant nightlife and spectacular entertainment and sightseeing opportunities. Penang is brimming with lots of interesting attractions; you can go zip lining at Escape Adventureland, hike to Penang Hill to enjoy panoramic views of awe-inspiring landscapes, admire street art at Chulia Street and visit the Penang War Museum to explore various historical artifacts. Penang is an ideal destination for animal lovers with many amazing wildlife attractions. The most incredible wildlife attraction in Penang is the Penang National Park which is home to a turtle sanctuary and various bird species, including sea eagles, stork-billed kingfishers and egrets. The Entopia Butterfly Farm, Malaysia's first butterfly sanctuary is another notable wildlife attraction in Penang with 60 species of beautiful free-flying butterflies. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about luxury holidays to Penang from India.
George Town, Penang’s enchanting capital is one of the most prominent tourist destinations in Malaysia. This historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to colonial architecture, picture-perfect sandy beaches and towering skyscrapers. Here you can watch a Chinese opera performance, visit the Kapitan Keling Mosque to admire towering minarets and Mughal architecture and discover the Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the largest Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia which features stunning Buddha statues and a blend of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture. George Town is renowned as the gastronomic capital of Malaysia with lots of immense culinary experiences. Stroll around the hawker centres of Gurney Drive to sample the city’s best, most delicious local cuisines, including traditional spicy noodle dishes. From Penang you can take a day trip to the Penang Mainland to visit the incredible St. Anne's Church, one of Malaysia’s largest church complexes with stunning stained glass windows and Gothic architecture. Brightsun Travel offers beach holidays to Penang, so why not see what this wonderful state has to offer for yourself.