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Walking Around to learn history from Living Life

Core Zone of World Heritage that reserved by UNESCO. The old building have there own meaning. Except living place for people, also tell visitor on thier story. Walking is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kita U
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Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Core Zone of World Heritage that reserved by UNESCO. The old building have there own meaning. Except living place for people, also tell visitor on thier story. Walking is recommend. It's not too complicate. There is a map that has mark up of metal sign each spot and wall art. Visitor enjoy to searching them in area.

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Fethiye, Turkey
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133 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Georgetown has been rejuvenated in recent years and is well worth a visit if you are coming to Penang. Lots of lovely buildings and a number of places of interest in and around the town. Some great places to eat too.

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Thank Helen572
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful destination. I love the architecture. I love the murals that spread around the city. I love the food!. I urge you to rent a bike if you want to see all of the beautiful murals. I spend 3 nights over there and it's not enough for me :')

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Thank Nia A
Sydney
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 nights in the historic centre of Georgetown in the hot season as first time visitors in Malaysia, and loved it. It's a wonderful mix of the old, the decayed and the restored. Yes the drains smell and it's not all pretty and beautified but it's an amazing mix with gorgeous old buildings, great food and much to... More 

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Thank HP8_11
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67 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alot of murals around but too bad the old ones are not preserved. New art work has emerged since my last visit 2 years ago. The public transportation is just great

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely loved George Town. The entire town is stuck in a time bomb with beautiful old buildings. You'll find lots of markings and street art all around the town. Plenty of cafes, interesting shops and street food. Its perfect if you have a day to spare and you want to walk around.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had one night in Georgetown before we left for Batu Ferringhi, I'm sure we could have done more things there but feel pretty confident in saying we covered nearly everything and we're happy to move on. Not the prettiest of places but they are at least making an effort to clean the place up.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our first time in Malaysia and we are very glad we decided to include Georgetown in our itinerary. It is a lovely place which hosts a picturesque buddle of Colonial buildings. There is literally beauty everywhere you look, ideal for a relaxed stroll down the narrow streets. You will find many options to sit down, whether for just... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

George town is a beautiful place and very rich in heritage. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site. Definitely a must-go.

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Thank siokhui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were at George Town , Malaysia in December 2015 and we have a good time . This is our third time in George Town. 1995, 2010 and 2015. The town has changed a lot since we've been here 20 years ago. A lot of high rises and mordern shops around town. George town is a vibrant town with a... More 

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