Silicon Valley of Malaysia – Penang is the most popular island resorts which portrays the mesmerizing fusion of the east and west. The island boasts fascinating cultural heritage, delectable cuisines, sun soaked beaches, dramatic architecture and a remarkable old city enclave. Abundance of fun-ingredients makes holiday to Penang a rejuvenating and an unforgettable affair!! Here is the list of attractions that makes Penang, a famed tourist destination and allures millions to grab cheap tickets to Malaysia.
The picturesque Penang Hill stands 821-metres above Penang’s capital and is one of the oldest hill resorts in Malaysia. It comprises Western Hill, Bukit Laksamana, Tiger Hill, Flagstaff Hill and Government Hill. Owing to pleasant climate the place is an ideal spot for escaping the heat and humidity of the coastal Georgetown. The experience of taking a unique sojourn on Penang Hill funicular railway is sure to make for indelible memories of holidays here. Stay in colonial-mansions-turned-hotels and take pleasure in the serene ambiance of the hill. Apart from this, visitors can also wander around the souvenir stalls and explore the mosque and Hindu temple of the hill.
Kek Lok Si Temple
Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia which stands on a hilltop at Air Itam, near Penang Hill. The majestic temple houses the landscaped gardens, the pagoda and the four heavenly king’s pavilions. Visitors can explore the supreme statue of the four heavenly kings and “The Liberation Pond” (Sacred Turtle Pond). The striking Pagoda of Rama VI that portrays the collection of Alabaster and Bronze Buddha, and the Chinese octagonal base with middle tiers of the Thai architecture are among the major attractions of the temple. Today, the temple is one of the top tourist attractions and lures thousands of spiritually inclined travellers to book cheap tickets to Penang.
Penang War Museum
Penang War Museum is a preserved citadel, constructed to protect the island from foreign invasions during the battle against Japanese army. The site is located at the southern coast of Penang and is reckoned as the best known fortress built by the British. War Museum offers intriguing facts about the past of the country which is why travellers having penchant for history hunt for inexpensive tickets to Penang. Major highlights of the museum comprise historical artefacts like cannons, underground military tunnels and ammunition bunkers located nine metres underground.
Penang Tropical Spice Garden
Penang Tropical Spice Garden is the finest place to experience the wealth of flora and fauna in Malaysia. The eight-acre nature conservation complex features the three garden trails – the Spice Trail, the Ornamental Trail and the Jungle Trail. Each trail offers visitors 20 to 45 minutes of enthralling walk that features stunning jungle flora including tropical spices and herbs, wild orchids and palms apart from waterfalls and giant swings.