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“Overpriced view of Georgetown” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Penang Hill

Penang Hill
Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
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Private Tour: Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple
Ranked #13 of 77 things to do in George Town
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Owner description: This 2,750 foot hill has a funicular railway that can take you to the top.
Hong Kong, China
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“Overpriced view of Georgetown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Not much to do up there (except taking pictures)
Nice view but not extraordinary...
But way too expensive for what it is!

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“View from 2000m above sea level”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We reach there by bus 201,202,203,204 from city throughout the Air Itam town . Up to the hill fetch by cable car.

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“Touristvill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

One f the things you have o do once to say you have done it. Shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of others. The view across George Town, the harbour through to Butterworth is fantastic and it gives you a perspective at how small Penang is.

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“discrimination to for foreigners”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

title says it all - locals pay 4RM whilst foreigners pay 30RM?! ridiculous !!! staff were also rude and decided to let me know that this isn't my country several times!

nice view though.

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“it was a foggy morning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Make sure you go whem its clear skies, or else cant see much of the landscape below.

Some ppl suggest morning, i would suggest hot afternoons because it will mean a clear day and you can get more comfy up there where its cooler.

Ride in funicular tram is quick, and easy but along the way nothing much to see. Apparently, taxi uncle said the old tram used to be 2 stops, one midway and one at the top, and the midway station offered better views.

Cafe at the top is a bit pricey but offers comfortable sitting

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