Penang Hill Walking Tour, George Town

The Penang Hill area is a wonderful place to visit if you are seeking to enjoy the benefits of the outdoors. You can go hiking in the beautiful fresh air, see the amazing plant and animal life or ride the funicular railway. Every visitor will want to see the spectacular waterfall too. Take our Penang Hill Tour to see the top sights of the area.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Penang Hill Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Penang Hill Walking Tour
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town (See other walking tours in George Town)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Author: Maia
Youth Park

1) Youth Park

The Penang Youth Park, also known as the Municipal Park, is a giant open space located at the edge of George Town. It's a great place to go if you are in town with your family. Founded in the 1970s, it has all kinds of facilities to keep young people entertained, such as a skating rink, an outdoor auditorium, hiking trails and a famous water park with many fountains and a cascade of...   view more
Botanical Gardens

2) Botanical Gardens (must see)

The Penang Botanical Gardens, also known as the "Waterfall Gardens" because of the nearby waterfall, are one of George Town’s top nature sights. First established in 1884 on the site of a former quarry, the gardens took their lead from the chief of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Today visitors can learn about the historical and cultural heritage of the gardens while they see all the amazing plants and animals spread around this 29-hectare site. The area where the gardens are located...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Waterfall of Penang

3) The Waterfall of Penang

This beautiful waterfall, today a natural place of beauty, was once also an important source of water for the island of Penang. In 1804, the first water treatment plant in Malaysia was set up here to serve the needs of 10,000 people in Penang. A year later, an aqueduct was built to channel water to a reservoir near the port. The quality of the water, which was naturally filtered through the aged rocks of Penang Hill, was very high. Today, only a small proportion of the Penang water supply comes...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Pit Stop at 84 Station

4) Pit Stop at 84 Station

This is a very famous pit stop where you can get great local food on your way up Penang Hill. Hikers are sure to enjoy the freshly prepared meals and drinks at this rest stop, because it is the last one before the peak is...   view more
Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple

5) Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan Temple (must see)

Sri Aruloli Thirumurugan, also known as the Penang Hill Hindu Temple, is one of the most ancient temples on Penang island. Founded in the 1800s, it is dedicated to the Hindu deity Murugant. Situated at Gun Hill peak, this beautiful, colorful edifice has a Dravidian style with many decorative features, such as different Indian gods, flowers and...   view more
Penang Hill Mosque

6) Penang Hill Mosque (must see)

Situated near the Penang Hill Temple, the Penang Hill Mosque is the only Muslim place of worship in the area. This large, beautiful building boasts four golden domes. It is frequented by many of the workers at the nearby railway...   view more
Penang Hill Railway

7) Penang Hill Railway (must see)

The Penang Hill Railway is a two-section funicular railway which runs up Penang Hill from Air Itam, near George Town. The total journey takes about half an hour, with passengers changing cars at the mid-point station. Built over the course of almost 20 years at a cost of 1.5 million Straits dollars, the railway was opened to the public in 1923. It was enhanced with new cars in the late 1970s.

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Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in George Town, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in George Town

Create Your Own Walk in George Town

Creating your own self-guided walk in George Town is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
George Town Shopping Tour

George Town Shopping Tour

George Town is a great spot for shopping – the city is blessed with many different colorful and interesting markets, plus there are loads of places where you can pick up an unusual souvenir to take home. Be sure to try some of the delicious snacks native to the island, while you browse the various stalls and stores on our George Town Shopping Tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
Penang Upper Beach Street Walking Tour

Penang Upper Beach Street Walking Tour

The Penang Upper Beach Street area is a great district for visitors to explore in George Town. This area has many beautiful buildings, each with their own individual architectural style, plus a number of other interesting spots. Check out all the best sights of the district with our walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Farquhar Street Historical Walking Tour

Farquhar Street Historical Walking Tour

The Farquhar Street area is home to a number of interesting historic buildings and other heritage sites. In fact, it has been listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site since 2008. Here you can see the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, the St. Xavier school and the Protestant Cemetery, where Francis Light's tomb is located. While you’re here you can also admire the architecture of other old buildings that show the beauty of this part of George Town.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
Penang Churches Walking Tour

Penang Churches Walking Tour

Penang is home to a number of beautiful churches rich in history and religious heritage. They are all situated close to one another so if you take our Penang Churches Walking Tour you can see them all in one trip. Highlights include the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows and the well-known St George's Anglican Church, which are both a significant part of the city’s architectural heritage.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.7 km
George Town Places of Worship Tour

George Town Places of Worship Tour

George Town has much to be proud of when it comes to religious heritage, as the city has a host of wonderful churches, temples, mosques and other religious centers. Each is beautifully decorated and has its own unique story to tell. Check out the most interesting religious edifices in the city with our Places of Worship walking tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Georgetown is the capital city of the island and state of Penang and was listed by UNESCO in 2008 as a 'World Heritage Site''. Touted as the food capital of Malaysia, Georgetown is a favorite spot for tourists. It has many attractive pre-Second World War houses and shophouses, as well as 19th century churches, temples and mosques. One of the top attractions of George Town is its beautiful colonial buildings. Mainly from the British colonial era, these wonderful buildings have been magnificently restored to display the proud heritage of the city. Check out the most interesting sites and areas with our George Town Orientation Walk.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km