Tropical Spice Garden, Penang Island

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#2 of 22 in Parks in Penang Island
Explore the landscaped grounds at Tropical Spice Garden to see over 500 species of plants and trees. Set in over 3 hectares (8 acres) of secondary rainforest, this award-winning ecotourism site is crisscrossed by boardwalks that let you move over the changing terrain with ease. Take a guided tour of the garden to see nutmeg, tumeric, and ginger growing in their natural environment, then stop in the outdoor cafe to enjoy a meal as monkeys swing in the trees overhead. Consider taking a cooking course, where qualified instructors teach you how to prepare some of the staple dishes in Malay, Nyonya, and Indian cuisine. Use our Teluk Bahang road trip app to arrange your visit to Tropical Spice Garden and other attractions in Teluk Bahang.
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  • If you want to escape the heat, take a trip to this shady paradise. Lots of paths to meander along with information about many of the plants and their uses. You can get a audioguide and go at your own...  more »
  • The guided tour was very informative and our guide Danny was a real character with a great knowledge of all the plants. We had a drink in the restaurant after the tour then returned the following day ...  more »
  • The Garden is a very comprehensive collection of tropical and sub-tropical species - covering all plants (not just spices). It is host to some rarer species (Swamp Palms and many Orchids), as well as ...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens - one of the highlights of our trip to Penang. If you like gardens, history, spices, or just tranquil and relaxing places you should definitely come visit. We took a guide tour with Elaine who walked through the gardens for over 2 hours and gave great commentary and insights into the plants and history - it was awesome. In addition to plants you'll probably see monkeys and monitor lizards, and fish that give pedicures. They have a wonderful gift shop with high quality products and there's even a beautiful fig tree growing right through the middle of the store! There's also delicious albeit expensive Thai restaurant overlooking a beach. If your thinking about going, just go.
  • We really love coming to this place just to go for a peaceful walk and enjoy nature. Maybe learning a bit along the way. We have been here 3 times now. It is NOT an exciting place and I expect kids would get a bit bored here, but it is peaceful and quiet. A great place to just go and spend some time.
  • A must-visit for flora and herbs/spices aficionado. There are labels around explaining the herbs' origins and interesting facts about the understated decos found here. The guides are friendly too. What more can I say, educative and informative outdoor classroom for young and old!
  • Great place to surround yourself with a multitude of plants and insects that have been killed off by mankind in most of the country. A green oasis kept in top shape by the dedicated and very friendly staff. A must-see for the nature lover. Best come early in the day.
  • Beautiful place to spend some time in, and interesting for anyone who likes plants, nature, cooking, and gardens. Fine to do alone. Walk was uphill in some places but not difficult unless You go off the paths. Saw nutmeg trees, vanilla vines, tea, coffee, the poison garden, patchouli and more. Audio guide had tons of info. Beautiful beach no one was on right across the street!

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