Situated northwest of the Peninsular Malaysia, Penang, also known as the Pearl of the Orient offers an array of holiday highlights, including gorgeous sandy beaches, colourful night markets, world heritage sites, impressive street art, and a diverse nightlife, to name a few. Penang also happens to be considered as the food capital of Malaysia with some of the country’s most most-watering street snacks. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to Penang, allowing you to experience all of this and so much more.
Penang is a haven for nature lovers and adventurous holidaymakers. Landscapes here are picture-perfect, consisting of tropical forests, jungles, parks, gardens, spice plantations, and verdant hillsides. Penang Hill is the highest point in Penang, offering incredible vistas of the island and a number of scenic hiking trails. The Penang National Park is also one to note, filled with dense rainforest, a turtle sanctuary, and remote coastal paths.
There is a charming cultural side to Penang which is best experienced at the state’s capital George Town, an official UNESCO World Heritage Site which is home to a plethora of ancient landmarks and monuments, from traditional mansions and houses to churches and temples, many of which have been restored into museums and hotels. The Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple is one to note, filled with colourful Buddha images, carvings, sculptures, murals, pagodas, and archways.
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