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Half day city explorer

George Town, the capital of Penang and named after King George III of England, is an interesting blend of old and new. It is worth to note that Penang has one of the largest collections of British colonial buildings in Southeast Asia.

Visit one of the world’s largest Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkalaram, followed by the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple to see the famous and beautiful Golden Reclining Buddha statue - be amazed by the intricate details of both temples’ structure.

Next stop at the Colonial Penang Museum and take a step back into Penang's colonial past as you get a glimpse of the lifestyle of both the British Administrators and wealthy merchants of Penang. On the way to the Chocolate Boutique where you will be able to buy Penang’s famous local products. Photo stop at the historic Fort Cornwallis that was built in 1808, the fort also marks the spot where Sir Francis Light first landed on this island. Pass by the Clock Tower to get to the Clan Jetties at the waterfront, it is a village built on stilts over the sea and populated by members of the same clan. Walk on the wooden platfrom, on a clear day you will be able to get a wonderful view of Penang Bridge. Take a slow drive along the Street of Harmony, which is bordered by religious landmarks such as Kapitan Keling Mosque (the first Indian-Muslim mosque in Penang) with its domes and minarets; the Sri Mahamariaman Temple devoted to a popular Hindu Goddess; Goddess of Mercy (Kuan Yin) Temple, built in 1800; St. George's Church, oldest Anglican Church (1818) in the Region. George Town, the capital of Penang and named after King George III of England, is an interesting blend of old and new. It is worth to note that Penang has one of the largest collections of British colonial buildings in Southeast Asia. Visit one of the world’s largest Reclining Buddha statue at Wat Chayamangkalaram, followed by the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple to see the famous and beautiful Golden Reclining Buddha statue - be amazed by the intricate details of both temples’ structure. Meeting/ pick-up point:Hotel Lobby.Pick up at 2pm. Duration: Approx. 4 hours. Pick-up time: Between 1:15pm and 2pm.Start/opening time: At 2pm. Languages:English. Others: Pick-up from hotels on Penang Island only (Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi beach area etc). Additional charge will be imposed for pick-up from hotels located on Penang Mainland (Butterworth, Taman Terbilang, Raja Uda, Seberang Jaya, Perai, Bukit Mertajam). Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot Asian climate. Note: State Museum is closed on Fridays.