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Heritage Trail Penang

Half DayTour

Overview

Explore the rich heritage, culture diversity and eclectic neighbourhoods during this Penang walking tour. Set off on a half day walking tour with a local guide, being immersed in the daily lives of the city’s residents and experiencing Malaysia’s true spirit.

Itinerary

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Heritage Trail Penang
- Half Day
Today, meet with the guide and start exploring by walking to the fascinating world of the Straits Chinese. Pass by the incredible Cheong Fatt Tse Mansion, better known as the blue mansion, St. George Church and the High Court. Stop at Yuan Yin Temple, also known as smoking temple due to the hundreds of joss sticks that are offered daily. 

After a photo-stop in front of the Capitan Kling Mosque, originally founded for the Muslim Indian community of the island, visit Khoo Kongsi with intricate carving, woodwork and porcelain décor. Originally established in 1835, the current structure dates back to 1906 and it is considered the finest clan house of all of Malaysia. The site is also part of the set for the famous movie Anna and the King.

After that, visit the nearby Yap Kongsi, built in 1924 by a clan association whose origins date back to 439 BC. Then visit Cheah Kongsi Temple, which is an eclectic mix of a Chinese mansion, Chinese temple, and European bungalow. The present temple structure is from the 1870s. 

Then proceed to the Clan Jetties of Georgetown originating from settlements of Chinese immigrants who share a common historical, geographical and family lineage. Today there are still six clan jetties along the waterfront. Take a stroll in their narrow wooden paths surrounded by typical old Asia decadent charm. Continue the Penang walking tour through the old town, stopping to admire some of the architectural wonders that earned the town a UNESCO World Heritage status. Admire the streets’ mix of old and new. Hear fascinating tales behind some of the historic structures, see modern, whimsical street art and keep an eye out for small workshops where craftsmen may be making items such as joss sticks or weaving rattan items. 

Return to the hotel around 13:00. 

This trip can also be done by trishaw – additional charges apply.  

Important Information


Our services include:
– English speaking guide (surcharge for other languages applies)
– Entrance fees
– Water and Snacks
Our services do not include:
– Accommodation
– Other meals not mentioned
– Services not mentioned
– Drinks, mini bar, and personal expenses
– Travel insurance
– Tips
– Tourism tax

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