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Penang Half Day City Tour
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Explore Malaysia's second most populated city and the capital of Penang Island, George Town, on this fascinating city tour. Discover Penang's interesting history with a visit to the Chew Jetty and encounter the modern and diverse heritage of the island as you see Little India, Chinatown, and the Thai Buddhist temple of Wat Chayamangkalaram. Visit the factory of the largest pewter manufacturer in the world and see how this fine material is made into beautiful products. With your small group, journey into the past, see the present, and familiarize yourself with Penang's unique history and culture on this incredible half-day Malaysia tour.

Penang's history will be the focus of your visit to the Chew Jetty, the original early Chinese settlement with stilted homes. Admire the intricate stone carvings and woodworks of the Khoo Kongsi, the Chinese Clan House.

Become enveloped in the diversity of culture and Southeast Asian heritage as you drive through George Town's Little India and Chinatown while on your half-day Penang tour. Little India's streets are lined with boutiques and stalls showcasing authentic Indian silks, cottons, textiles, aromas, and spices. Roll down your windows to hear the blasting Hindi and Tamil music amid the bustle of this exciting side of town that closely mirrors the flare of the Indian subcontinent. Pass through Chinatown, which is located in the district of George Town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and take in the sites of its traditional temples, markets, and shops.

Penang Island's culture becomes more diverse with a visit to Wat Chayamangkalaram. This Thai Buddhist temple built in 1900 is home to one of the world's largest reclining Buddhas. The 180-foot gold-plated shrine is among the ornate temple's most amazing sights. See too the exquisite Thai statues and admire the beautiful walls painted by Thai painters that boast bright colors and gold foil adornments that depict the legends of the Buddha's life.

Make a quick stop at Coffee Tree, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local white coffee before heading to the world-renowned Royal Selangor Pewter manufacturer. Witness impressive Malaysian craftsmanship and learn about this spectacular 126 year old brand. Visit the home of this Malaysian brand icon, which is the largest manufacturer of pewter in the world. See its galleries and the variety of products they produce while on your diverse tour of Penang's largest city.

Malaysian culture is both varied and exciting; see it all on this fantastic half-day Penang Island tour. You will be conveniently picked up and dropped off from your hotel, or if you choose, you can end your tour at Penang's most exclusive seafront shopping marina, Straits Quay.

Tour Size
Small
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
3 Hours
Tour Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Easy
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
As you will be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered. We recommend wearing light, comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, packed dirt surfaces. There are steps and steep curbs in some areas. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


Item# Item Name Price: Number of Individuals Add
LASMLPE760CHDCT-EC Penang Half Day City Tour-Children (Ages 2 to 12)
$62.00
LASMLPE760CHDCT-X1 Penang Half Day City Tour-Infants (Age 1 and under)
$0.00
LASMLPE760CHDCT-EA Penang Half Day City Tour-Number of Adults
$62.00
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