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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37.75% 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.
Had an amazing time here! We trekked through a real jungle setting to turtle beach, then took a boat to monkey beach and after hanging out and having lunch there we took another boat back to the entrance. Only worth it though if you are fine trekking on a not very well maintained path. You should at least be of average fitness and I would highly discourage doing this after rain, as the path would be very slippery. The walk to turtle beach was ca. 90min, with the first 20min being a steep uphill battle. The path has seen it's best days, but personally I think that made it more fun. The path to monkey beach is officially closed, but people working on monkey beach said the landslide was years ago and that it's fully walkable. We prebooked the boats for 80 ringgit at the entrance, but you can also get them at the beaches without prior booking.
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.
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.
Beautiful jungle walk to Turtle beach. Path quite muddy and slippery in parts so be warned. Sad to see the turtles in the plastic tanks. Beautiful beach then caught a boat to monkey beach where you can buy drinks and snacks