Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Penang Hill

Penang Hill is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Penang Hill one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Penang Hill is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Penang Hill or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Penang Hill. Explore the historical monuments of Penang Hill with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Penang Hill guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Penang Hill page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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  1. Penang Hill

    #1 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Penang Hill

    Tags: Hotel, Island, Trail, Safari

    Address: Jalan Stesen Bukit Benderea, Georgetown, Penang Islands, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 (pres...Read more

  2. Kek Lok Si

    #2 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Kek Lok Si

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Off Beaten Path, Trail

    Address: No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, Georgetown, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia

    Timings: 07:00 am - 09:00 pm Details

    Also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, Kek Lok Si is said to be the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, and arguably one of the most famous in Penang. Located in Air Itam, the hills in that...Read more

  3. Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    #3 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion

    Tags: Art And Culture, Mansion

    Address: 29, Church Street, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Displaying around 1000 pieces of antiques and collectibles, Pinang Peranakan Mansion recreates the historical Peranakan culture. It is housed in one of the most prestigious mansions and exhibits excel...Read more

  4. Khoo Kongsi

    #4 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Khoo Kongsi

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site

    Address: 18 Cannon Square, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Hidden in a maze of alleys and pre-war houses is the breathtakingly beautiful Khoo Kongsi – clanhouse built by the early Khoo clanmen more than 100 years ago. Three tucked away entrances at Cann...Read more

  5. Fort Cornwallis

    #5 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Fort Cornwallis

    Tags: Island, Park, Historical Site, Fort

    Address: Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. Set close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, the star-shaped bastion is one of the oldest structures in Penang. Named after Marquis Charl...Read more

  6. Wat Chayamangkalaram

    #6 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Wat Chayamangkalaram

    Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site

    Address: 24 Lorong Burma, Georgetown, 10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram is a Thai Buddhist temple in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, most notable for its Reclining Buddha statue. The statue is the 3rd...Read more

  7. Protestant Cemetery

    #7 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Protestant Cemetery

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Cemetery, Tourist Center

    Address: Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    This is the oldest Christian cemetery in Penang. It is also known as Northern Road cemetery and was set up in 18th century for British colonial administrators, traders and missionaries. The earliest g...Read more

  8. Penang War Museum

    #8 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Penang War Museum

    Tags: Military Museum, Island, Educational Site, War Memorial

    Address: Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Penang, Malaysia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Located in the South East corner of Penang Island, the War Museum sits on 20 acres of hilltop land that was once the site of a British military fortress, built in the 1930's to protect the island from...Read more

  9. Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    #9 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    Sri Mahamariamman Temple

    Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Island, Historical Site

    Address: Lebuh Queen, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 06:30 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Sri Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple set on Lebuh Queen and Lebuh Chulia in Georgetown’s compact Little India district: a vibrant community whose outer face is of saris, incense shops and bana...Read more

  10. St George's Church

    #10 of 10 Historical Places in Penang Hill
    St George's Church

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Tourist Center, Architecture

    Address: Lebuh Farquhar, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    This is the oldest Angelican Church in Malaysia and was the main place of worship for the British colonial administrators in Penang. Declared as one of the 50 national treasures of Malaysia by the gov...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Penang Hill

  • Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour
    Private Georgetown Sightseeing Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 4 Hrs

    Take a scenic drive by private car through historical Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, now protected as a UNESCO World...

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    Half-Day George Town History Private Tour5 Reviews

    Duration: 3 Hrs 30 Mins

    Join this half-day tour and explore George Town well-known attractions with our professional English speaking guide. Learn ab...

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    Duration: 3 Hrs

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    Duration: 4 Hrs

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