Penang National ParkCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Penang Hill
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +60-48813530
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Beach, Forest, National Park, Off Road, Trail, Park, Walking Area, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Hill, Boating, Nature, Green House
Spanning over an area of 1213 hectares of land and sea, this natural treasure serves as a study area for scientists, researches and is a delight to the nature lovers visiting Penang. With more than 417 flora and 143 species, this park is protected and conserved by the Malaysian government for its rare findings.
When in Penang national park, there are innumerable natural marvels to explore. They Include: Hill / Lowland Dipterocarp Forests, Mangrove Forest areas,sandy beach habitats, the unique seasonal meromictic lake and the open coastal seas.
Stands of Seraya (Shorea curtisii) trees, common feature of coastal Dipterocarp Forest, can be easily seen on steep slopes around Muka Head.
The park incorporates following beaches in its area and a boat ride is recommended.
- Teluk Bahang
- Pasir Pandak
- Teluk Tukun
- Tanjung Ailing
- Teluk Duyung (Monkey Beach)
- Teluk Ketapang
- Pantai Kerachut
- Teluk Kampi
- Pantai Ma
Another unique feature of this national park is the 250 meter long Canopy walk. It allows visitors to view the lush forest from an interesting angle.
Built on dipterocarp trees with only ropes for support, without the aid of a single nail, screw or bolt, the canopy walkway hovers above most of the rainforests below. The longest stretch is 45 metres while the shortest walkway is only 5 metres.
This park is indeed the display of huge biodiversity of Malaysia and is a must-visit on your trip to Penang. Perfect for a day-out!
- The walkway is closed during rainy season and bad weather.
- Pack your lunch on your trip here as no eateries are available inside the park.
- Wear shoes with good grip.
- Carry your rain gear and an extra set of clothes.
- You can also take a boat trip around the park.
- For the canopy walks, tickets have to bought at the entrance counter.
- The tickets for the same are RM 5 for adults and RM 3 for kids.
- The entry office closes at 06:00 pm.
- Bus No 101, car or taxi.
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38.44% of people who visit Penang Hill include Penang National Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
73.68% of people start their Penang National Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Penang National Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Penang National Park
Nice location around ocean, easy to get to. And it is free to enter. Very peaceful setting. However, needs lot of maintenance work done ( initial path was great, after 10 mins then path became impossible to walk and beach needs clean up as well. Such a shame really, would of loved to walk all the way to turtle beach.
A Wonderful place to experience "Nature"! This National Park is great to visit and can be reached by bus [101 which operates regularly]. The entry is Free. the Park can be visited by walking/trekking or boats can take you to various beaches. The first part of the walk [about 700 meters] is quite easy as the trail is paved and passes the verdant jungle-- with many monkeys, as well as the sea. There are also tables [some destroyed by a severe storm] for a picnic. After this "initial part" the trek becomes more challenging... and proper boots are necessary-- but the scenery and beaches make it worthwhile. Adjacent to the park is a large fishing village with long piers. There is also a "floating village where fish are kept alive in "cages". It's a definite "must see"! I hope that this Review has been helpful.
A really nice, well-managed, clean National park with forested hills (beautiful mature forests), old root-lined trails, streams, an interesting lake, beaches, lovely rock formations, and a turtle conservation centre. We had a wonderful relaxed hike, saw a lot of birds, some animals - monitor lizard,, chameleon, monkeys, a family of sea otters. And spent some time on the beach before taking the boat back.
One of beat things that I did in Penang! Monkey beach is closed so I went to Turtle beach, Kerachu beach. I expected turtles are on the beach but they were in a small pools... any way peaceful place ever I saw and so appreciated to be there through the jungle. I still recall the songs of birds in the pretty trail. I strongly recommend this trail hike. It took me less than 3 hours for the round trip. Actually there is boat to come back, but it was 80 RM. If you can find some company at the beach, you can share the cost. I love the hike and trail was quite tough sometimes but in general easy. Please bring water with you.
Great jungle but sadly not all the tracks were open due to landslides. Nevertheless we had a great time. A little downside: the canopy walk there is closed since 4 years without any notice.. monkey beach is perfect to hang out for a couple of hours