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Penang Botanical Gardens, George Town
(3.1/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
Stroll around the city's "green lung" at Penang Botanical Gardens. Established by the British on the site of an old granite quarry in 1884, the public gardens stretch out across 29 hectares (72 acres). Amble across the scenery to find the famous trees that live here, many with evocative nicknames like "the five o'clock tree" (its buds close just before dark). If you need a little exercise during your trip, come here for a jog, jungle trekking, or aerobics. Spot the many animals that call the park home, with long-tailed macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, and black giant squirrels among the favorites. Using our international travel planner, George Town attractions like Penang Botanical Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The park is quite big and offers a lot of different spots to sit and relax. You can easily spend the whole morning there, as there is a lot to explore. You can smell the freshness of the air because i...  more »
  • The botanical garden follows in the footsteps of spice garden nurseries and botanical collections the British established over time in their possessions for research, learning and pleasure as much as ...  more »
  • Beautiful gardens. Lovely to walk through or take a short train ride around a circuit. Too many aggressive monkeys for my liking.