Armenian Street, George Town

Feel the atmosphere of a time gone by while you admire the quaint buildings at Armenian Street. Stroll along the well-preserved and restored street named after the Armenian people who settled in the area in 1786. Being crafty traders, they introduced aspects of their lifestyle to the local community and made a lasting impression on the city of Penang. Enjoy the old architecture, street murals, and orthodox temples characteristic of the area. You can get a taste of Armenian culture in the many shops and restaurants, which fit in well with the quaint style of the rest of the street. Plan your Armenian Street visit and explore what else you can see and do in George Town using our George Town online travel route planner .
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  • This street is very interesting to walk through, lots of coffee shops are located on Armenian Street and it's not too busy. Also recommend to visit at night.  more »
  • It has many paintings and look very old. After visit it, you can walk straight to the which is just across of the road.  more »
  • This street is a must when you go looking for the street art hidden in the streets of the neighborhood of Unesco. I love this street, not only because she has a charm with its trickchaw, its typical houses, its souvenir shops (not bad), and its restaurants.
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As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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