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Exploring Penang

Price: $89.00
This tour operates Saturday through Thursday.
Exploring Penang
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Explore the relentless beauty and splendor of George Town, Penang's capital and largest city. On this culturally enriching tour, you'll see the sacred reclining Golden Buddha statue before visiting the Penang State Museum. Fort Cornwallis comes next, where you'll explore the 17th century British fortification. Afterward, discover the waterfront Clan Jetty homes. This George Town tour is ideal for those looking to experience a wonderful array of cultural venues for a low price.

George Town has been labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its unique architectural and cultural townscape unparalleled in East Asia. Your guided tour begins with a visit to a Burmese and Thai temple, where you'll want to take photographs of the incredibly decorative and colorful entrances. Inside the Thai temple, witness the grandeur of a gold-plated reclining Buddha measuring over one-hundred feet in length.

Your tour continues to Penang's State Museum. A bevy of information about the local cultures and ethnicities and their historical impact on Penang is shared. Then, your guide takes you to Fort Cornwallis, a British-built fortification from the late 1700's with cannons decorating the grounds.

Another highlight of your George Town tour is the Clan Jetty, a gorgeous waterfront society where small homes rest on wooden stilts over water. This century-old water village provides captivating views of the Penang Bridge, the second largest bridge in Malaysia.

Your guide then takes you on a slow scenic drive through various popular cultural spots. See Little India, home to the oldest Hindu temple in Penang, and Chinatown, a bustling street full of distinctive stalls and shops.

Then, arrive at one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia, The Street of Harmony. This picturesque street draws together the town's four main religions and provides quick insight into the different communities on the island. You'll see the First Anglican church built in Southeast Asia. Right down the street is the Goddess of Mercy Temple, a Hindu temple, one of Penang's oldest surviving buildings showcasing a decorative tower with thirty-eight impressive statues. You'll also see the Kapitan Keling Mosque, a strikingly elegant building mixing Colonial and Moorish architecture.

Book this George Town tour now for a comprehensive cultural experience at a low price.

Please Note: A ship card and photo identification is required to participate.
Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, walking shoes, and a hat. Please ensure you are appropriately dressed for visits to any to local places of worship, as you could be refused entry. Long sleeves, loose pants, long skirts, and pants are all acceptable in places of worship. Shoes should be taken off when entering a mosque.
Restrictions
Participants must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. A ship card and photo identification is required to participate.