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George Town, Penang

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#7 of 31 in Historic Sites in Penang
Historic Site Tourist Spot
World Heritage-listed George Town boasts colonial-era administrative buildings, Chinese shop houses, pedestrian walkways known as "five foot ways", a crumbling protestant graveyard, ornate Chinese temples, colonial churches, and mosques. Sample traditional Chinese dishes from street stalls, and spot the humorous street art scattered across the city. George Town is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Butterworth Edition.
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  • Great place to visit with lots of things to do. Cultural hit outside of your resort stay. Opportunity to soak up, history, food, architecture, culture.  more »
  • Their family for the first time, choose Penang, because my family likes Penang place East said, and Gou-pass with no problem problem. When features cheap price, 10 Ma 幣 飽 can eat well, when people have good thermal insulation, quite Club Med Club Med.
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  • We had a fantastic time whilst getting a visa for Thailand. Unfortunately was only there for two days. George Town is quirky and the vibe in the old par of town is awesome. we left our backpacks next ...  more »

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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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