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George Town
The beauty and rich history of George Town keeps tourists flocking all year round. George Town offers views of the famous Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Kapitan Keling Mosque and many of the capital's golden crowned Buddhist temples.  With museums showcasing the country's rich-historical treasures, restaurants that offer classic Malaysian cuisine and dozens of shopping malls, there's guaranteed to be something for everyone to see.

All things to do » Things to do

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Attraction type: History Museums
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Armenian Street
Armenian Street
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods
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Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Khoo Kongsi
Khoo Kongsi
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Penang Hill
Penang Hill
Owner description: Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill... more Owner description: Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular trains is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011. The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 metres (1.99KM) from lower to Upper Station which is the longest in Asia. Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 metres (258ft) long and 10feet (3.0m) wide with a steepness of 27.9degree, is the steepest tunnel track in the world. There are a total of 52 hill bungalows located on Penang Hill (42 of them are private-owned and 10 bungalows are state-owned). Most of them are more than 100 years old and Bel Retiro (Governors Bungalows) built in1789 is the oldest. Number of visitor to Penang Hill in 2014 exceed 1.36million. less
Attraction type: Tramways
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Kebaya
Kebaya
Ranked #1 of 949 Restaurants in George Town
Price: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian, Fusion
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Merry Me
Merry Me
Ranked #2 of 949 Restaurants in George Town
Price: $3 - $6
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Jawi House Cafe & Gallery
Jawi House Cafe & Gallery
Ranked #3 of 949 Restaurants in George Town
Price: $2 - $7
Cuisines: Cafe, Asian, Malaysian
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
The Mugshot Cafe
The Mugshot Cafe
Ranked #4 of 949 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Tek Sen Restaurant
Tek Sen Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 949 Restaurants in George Town
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel
2.0 of 5
Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel
$17 - $20 (MYR 71 - MYR 84)
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Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
2.0 of 5
Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel
$16 - $40
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SIOK Hostel, Penang
2.0 of 5
SIOK Hostel, Penang
$17 - $22
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Carnarvon House
Carnarvon House
$31 - $44 (MYR 130 - MYR 184)
Ranked #4 of 173 George Town B&B and Inns
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Chulia Mansion
2.5 of 5
Chulia Mansion
$36 - $76
Ranked #14 of 85 Hotels in George Town
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East Indies Mansion
3.0 of 5
East Indies Mansion
$38 - $105 (MYR 159 - MYR 440)
Ranked #8 of 173 George Town B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Seven Terraces
4.0 of 5
Seven Terraces
$124 - $196
Ranked #1 of 85 Hotels in George Town
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel
5.0 of 5
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
$143 - $247 (MYR 600 - MYR 1,036)
Ranked #11 of 85 Hotels in George Town
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G Hotel Kelawai
5.0 of 5
G Hotel Kelawai
$107 - $172
Ranked #13 of 85 Hotels in George Town
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.