The beautiful coastal state of Penang in Malaysia offers its visitors the World Heritage capital city of George Town, plus incredible natural landscapes to discover, such as jungles, islets, beaches and spice plantations. Brightsun Travel has a wide range of cheap holidays to Penang that include cheap flights from UK, and stays at some of the region’s most luxurious hotels and resorts. Stay in George Town, Penang’s popular World Heritage capital, and you will discover the ‘gastronomic capital’ of Malaysia, with markets, hawker centres, restaurants, bars and cafes serving up incredible dishes from around the world, reflecting Penang’s rich and diverse culture. Alternatively, head to Penang’s many spice plantations and you will appreciate the region’s important spice trade, and be able to sample an array of herbs and spices, and even take traditional cooking classes. And, as you would expect from a World Heritage city, George Town has a rich history to explore, including a colourful colonial heritage, and some world class attractions. In the city centre you could explore a diverse range of architecture, from colonial buildings, like the Blue Mansion, to modern sky scrapers. Ornate Chinese buildings also sit happily here, alongside crumbling old churches, Hindu temples and traditional Malay residences.
George Town could keep you entertained for days, if not weeks. But venture outside of Penang’s beautiful, historical capital, and you will discover incredible virgin rainforests and jungles, fantastic beaches and world class diving and snorkelling sites. One of our favourite attractions outside George Town has to be Penang National Park on Penang Island, where you can explore beaches that provide nesting ground for turtles, and go on diving and snorkelling adventures in oceans full of vibrant coral reefs. Then there’s Teluk Bahang Forest Reserve, another top spot in Penang, with some of the country’s last remaining virgin rainforests. Or, head to ‘The Habitat’ and take suspended walkways through the tree tops in exciting jungle guided tours. Contact Brightsun Travel today about our incredible urban and beach holidays to Penang and discover another world in Malaysia this holiday.