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- Address: Jalan Stesen Bukit Benderea, Georgetown, Penang Islands, Malaysia, Penang Hill
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Hotel, Island, Trail, Safari, Waterfall, River, Botanical Garden, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Town, Hill, Nature, Resort
Penang Hill is one of the oldest colonial hill station established by the British during their time in Malaysia. Explored in the late 18th century, a horse trail was cut by the Waterfall Gardens (present day Penang Botanic Gardens) to the summit of the hilly spine of Penang, allowing the British to escape from the chaos of George Town to the cooler climate on the hill.
Penang Hill comprises several hills including Strawberry Hill, Halliburton’s Hill, Flagstaff Hill, Government Hill, Tiger Hill and Western Hill. The highest point of this range is at Western Hill, with an elevation of 833m (2,723ft) above sea level. The range also serves as the largest water catchment area on the island, and a number of tributaries to major rivers in Penang.
With an elevation of more than 2,000 ft above sea level, Penang Hill offers the best panorama of George Town, and other conurbations on the eastern coast of Penang Island. Enjoy the view of the northern coast from Crag Hotel, or simply sit back and enjoy the lighting up of George Town at dusk. The cooler climate of Penang Hill is an important factor in the establishment of the hill resort which offers a cooler respite away from the hustle – bustle in George Town and its surrounding areas.
The alluring nature and mesmerizing view is what Penang Hill is known for and we couldn’t agree more!
Penang Hill Travel Tips
- Try and visit this place for observing the sunrise or the sunset.
- Carry warm clothes as it gets chilly atop the hill.
- Do carry your camera to capture bewildering shots from above.
Entrance Ticket Details For Penang Hill
- The ticket price for Funicular railway is RM 30.
- For children and students, the ticket is RM 15.
- Family packages, monthly packages are also available.
- 50% Discount for all categories after 7pm, Monday to Thursday except Friday, Saturday, School Holiday and Public Holiday.
Penang Hill Hours
- The timing for the train is 06:30 am to 10:00 pm on weekdays.
- The timing for the train is 06:30 am to 11:00 pm on weekends and public holidays.
How to Reach Penang Hill
- Bus No 1/10/91/21 and then the Funicular railway.
- Kasim Mustafa
- Nasi Kandar
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95% of people who visit Penang Hill include Penang Hill in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
57.91% of people start their Penang Hill visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Penang Hill
91.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Penang Hill
Penang Hill Reviews & Ratings
Good place for hiking. U can trek though 2 hills with rain forest environment before reacing the hill. Or another lighter option is by train.
Great fun. Can take time to get through on peak times but a great experience The wild life tour is very informative.
One of the longest funicular rides I’ve ever taken, moves you to the top of Penang Hill - out of the heat and bustle of the city. Great views await you.
Penang hill it's a amazing place to spend your weekend and enjoy your holiday season with your family so I think the best place for me.
Fast train, good service. Good view from the hill. If you go on evening the temperature will be a bit cool, which is nice.