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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Top Historical Penang Hill landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Penang Hill.
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Benderea, Georgetown, Penang Islands, Malaysia
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...
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No. 1, Tokong Kek Lok Si, Georgetown, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
07:00 am - 09:00 pm
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 area (called “He San” or Crane Hill) have traditionally been regarded as geomantically significant, having all the right “feng shui...
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29, Church Street, Georgetown, 10200 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 excellent blend of English, Scottish, Chinese and European architecture.
Traditionally crafted antiques, artefacts, furniture with beautiful carvings and memorabilia make it a must-visit in Penang!
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18 Cannon Square, 10450 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
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 Cannon Street, Beach Street and Armenian Street will lead you the magnificent structure built on a beautiful courtyard.
The Khoo Kongsi Leong San Tong (wh...
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Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 Charles Cornwallis, only a set of ten-foot high outer walls remain, with an enclosed park within.
Situated on Penang’s north-eastern coast, a stroll ...
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Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Batu Maung, Pulau Penang, Malaysia
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 a possible Japanese invasion by sea.
During the Japanese occupation of Penang Island, the Japanese used this fortress as an army base and prison, whe...
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24 Lorong Burma, Georgetown, 10250 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
06:00 am - 05:30 pm
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 largest of its kind, being 33 meters in length.
In the main shrine in front of the Reclining Buddha there are smaller shrines of different Buddhas an...
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Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
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 grave is that of Captain Francis light- one of the fathers of British colonialism in Southeast Asia. There are also many other notable British personal...
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Lebuh Queen, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
06:30 am - 11:00 pm
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 banana leaf curry houses. Built in 1833, the temple is dedicated to the Hindu god, Lord Subramaniam.
Also known as the Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple o...
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Lebuh Farquhar, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
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 government, St. George’s Church is located in the UNESCO world heritage site of Georgetown.
A beautiful place to visit in Penang!