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Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)

948 Reviews

Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)

948 Reviews
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Jalan Hassan Abas,Teluk Bahang, Penang Island Malaysia
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town
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Guided Tour of Cheong Fatt Tze's Blue Mansion in George Town

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Learn about a life of grandeur in 19th-century Penang on a tour of Cheong Fatt Tze, aka the Blue Mansion. Book admission to the famed George Town landmark and gain insight into its eclectic architecture and heritage, based on the lavish lifestyle of its former resident.
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Bobo Ngan wrote a review May 2020
Hong Kong, China425 contributions39 helpful votes
As I visited here 7 years before, this time I just bring my friend to here to have some photos and stay only 1 hours. Both of us have no time to hike inside to the beach. I find here more family come than 7 years ago. Sign name at receiption and get a pass to hike inside.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Farida P wrote a review Apr 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom144 contributions41 helpful votes
We did a good 2 hour walk through the forest and saw some lovely birds etc . It's easy walking . We had hoped to swim on arrival at a lovely beach but there were warning signs about jelly fish. We got a boat back to the village and then caught a bus back to town. A good day.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Pavla wrote a review Mar 2020
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Very good trekking, I decided to go to the Kerachut Beach both ways - I did not want to pay for expensive boat trips. I started early in the morning (7:30) because I had only limited time for trekking and also wanted to avoid crowds. The trail was easy with a few very steep parts - take good shoes, no flip-flops. It took cca 75 min to go there (I am average but experienced trekker), the way back was much faster - cca 60 min. But during going back I met hundreds of tourists in the opposite directions and had to often wait until big groups (20-30 people) pass by due to narrow paths. I was lucky that I started early in the morning and was almost alone on the beach. The weekend is not a good time for visiting this park - the crowds of tourists may negatively influence your experience. But the beach is nice and trekking in the jungle is very good experience. Unluckily I did not see any turtles because the facility on the beach opens at 10am and I did not have enough time to stay longer. I saw monkeys and an otter instead.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Justin L wrote a review Mar 2020
Brooklyn, New York29 contributions37 helpful votes
Our hike to Turtle Beach in Penang National Park blew our expectations out of the water. First, this hike is not for anyone who is out of shape or who can't climb a fairly steep incline, as it is completely unpaved trails with lots of steep hills. If you're willing to put in the work in Penang's hot temperatures, the jungle scenery is well worth it! You'll pass over bridges, streams, and be greeted by Turtle Beach as the trail opens to the sea. The National Park is a bit out of town, but taking a taxi or Grab from Georgetown is also a great way to see some of the landscape in between. Well worth the trip to escape the city for the day- highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Foodie480B wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore River, Singapore128 contributions62 helpful votes
In a way I am quite reluctant to share about this attraction, Turtle Beach (Pantai Kerachut) in the Penang National Park (or Taman Negara in the Malay language, Bahasa Melayu) as it's probably the only beach left in Penang that is clean and relatively untouched. To get there you could take a boat or hike there, about a 1.5 hour hike, on a well-marked trail though difficult in places. We discovered this place by mistake because the place we wanted to visit was actually Monkey Beach but on that day the trail to reach it was closed due to a landslide. The park opens at 8 am and entrance to the park is free. Bring your own water as Turtle beach is a conservation area so there are no vendors there (thank goodness). If you wear proper walking shoes the walk is pleasant and manageable. You are walking through the forests so it's shady for the most part. When you reach the last 20 minutes of the trail you have the option of taking the shorter but steeper drop to the beach or the gentler path that goes behind the Mecromitic Lake and parallel to the beach. So take the gentler track on the return trip if you are walking back. If you choose to take a boat back to the park entrance, do book the boat before you set off on your track. The boat fare is about 90Rm per boat (not per passenger) per trip. Of course, we walked back. Please bring your trash out with you. No swimming is allowed on the beach. There is a small turtle sanctuary (nothing to shout about). Definitely worth a visit - you will need a whole morning but you can reward yourself with a nice lunch at one of the restaurants near the entrance to the park (you have choice of Malay or Chinese ones that serve western dishes as well)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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