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George Town

Trip Planner Asia  /  Malaysia  /  Penang  /  Penang Island  /  George Town
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Things to do: museums, nature, historic sites
A kind of architectural playground, George Town is city offering an attractive mix of style, history, and culture. A World Heritage Site, the city center's blend of Chinese shop houses and colonial-era architecture make it an interesting place to discover on a walking tour. A trip to George Town reveals busy market streets hiding religious sites and old administrative buildings, complemented by tall skyscrapers housing modern malls and entertainment facilities. Renowned for its cuisine, the city ensures varied food adventures across its main districts, with influences coming from across Europe and Asia. Put George Town at the heart of your travel plans by using our Malaysia vacation trip planner.
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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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