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Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)

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Jalan Hassan Abas,Teluk Bahang, Penang Island, Malaysia
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All reviews monkey beach boat ride turtle sanctuary meromictic lake canopy walk pantai kerachut muka head tree roots baby turtles lots of water monitor lizards bring enough challenging hike hour minutes light house nice hike closed for maintenance
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a boat ride to the Monkey Beach and the Turtle Beach. The turtle sanctuary was very disappointing with only a few turtles and they are kept in fibre tanks for display purposes. The pond along the beach is dried up. The Monkey beach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Betty P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entrance to the park is free. The maps they give you at the registration counter is terrible black and whites photocopies - but there's signs throughout the hike to ensure you that you're on the right path to where you want to go. Prepare with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank johanneskimmohedberg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was a pleasant early morning bus ride to the park. We ignored all touts and advice that the path to monkey bay was closed. It was an easy walk for any fit person used to hiking and only a small section of the path...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank fineline52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can confirm what other reviewers have said about the boat scam. The woman who accosted us wanted RM200 to take us to Monkey Beach and Turtle Beach. We were decidedly uninterested in paying such a ridiculous amount of money and had already decided to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AndrewU_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice to go hiking with friends, but trails can get slippery if raining before. Nice trail to hike in the morning, especially to Pantai Kerachut. Recommend if you like nature

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kslee2312
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free to enter (no idea why). Beautiful, natural paths leading to beaches and rainforest areas. Despite being popular I only met one person on my 90 minute walk from the entrance to Monkey beach. It was a mostly easy walk with some tricky parts because...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank xanucia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find it funny how so many people here say that the monkey Beach trail is closed. If they would have read the reviews here they would see that people say the trail isn't actually closed, they just say that because of a landfall months...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Art_VandelayNL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiking through the national park on Christmas Day was very special, and also very sweaty. The walk to turtle beach is not too taxing, with an even split of uphill and downhill hiking. It took us 80 minutes to get to the beach from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NatashaT809
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free. We made two trips (26th and 28th December). It is so beautiful, peaceful and bursting with wild life. Go early to avoid big pager groups. Take water, there are no shops or vendors in the park. Register at the park office to receive a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ACEY1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I took a grab car here from the city centre ($35). Once we were there we organised for a boat to pick us up from Turtle Beach. We then set off on our walk. It was hot so make sure you take...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Edward K
December 8, 2018|
Response from 984anetev | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but no contacts. We ordered a boat ar the entrance of national park.
November 2, 2017|
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Response from amir373011 | Reviewed this property |
You can park at the fishermen community parking lot. They only charge you around rm3 per entrance
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Koay H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply. You have to register at park HQ but there is no charge. Probably the office opens at 8.00 AM and it is situated at the entrance to the park