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Butterworth

(2.3/5 based on 220+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, golf
Butterworth serves as a vital transportation hub for travelers wanting to reach the more popular George Town across Penang Strait. The mainland terminal for the Penang ferry, Butterworth also hosts the major terminal for Malaysia's railways. With a population of just over one million, this industrial town has a practical yet busy atmosphere. Those visiting or passing through will find a few places to visit in Butterworth, including some temples and parks, plus a shopping mall. Use our Malaysia trip builder to arrange the details of your trip to Butterworth and other destinations.
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With a variety of travelers always coming and going, Butterworth offers accommodations for everyone. Whether you prefer a basic hostel room with a shared bathroom or a luxurious suite, finding a room is easy--but do book ahead of time if you go during the peak season. You can stay on Jalan Kampung Gajah for the easiest access to the ferry terminal, but note that many hotels offer free drop-off and pick-up from the terminal to make travel easy.
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