Situated in Air Itam, Kek Lok Si Temple, also known as Temple of Supreme Bliss is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The temple was built in 1890 and only completed in 1905. Being the best known temple in Penang. Kek Lok Si Temple is an important tourist spot for Buddhists in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore and other Southeast Asia countries.
Penang National Park
Penang National Park was previously known as Pantai Acheh Forest Reserve. Being the first protected park in Malaysia, the park was established to protect its 417 flora and 143 fauna species as well as its geological interest. Regular attractions of Penang National Park include hill or lowland forests, mangrove forest and open coastal seas. Its remotes location make the park’s best beaches considered the best in Penang.
Penang Street Art
Lithuanian Artist, Ernest Zacharevic, left his beautiful series mural of entitled “Mirrors George Town” as part of George Town Festival in 2012. The paintings reflect on the life of the citizens, mainly children, in the historical city. Some of his works include, “Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur”, “Little Children on a Bicycle”
Snake Temple in Penang is perhaps the one and only temple of its kind in the world. Situated in Bayan Lepas, the temple is surrounded with variety of pit vipers. However, the snakes are believed to be harmless by the sacred smoke incense but for safety, they have been de-venomed. Local enthusiasts believe that the snakes appear on their own accord as the temple was built in 1850 in the memory of Chor Soo Kong, a Buddhist monk who occasionally offered shelter to the snakes in jungle.
This seaside suburb is located between Gurney and Fraser’s Hill. Also means, “Flower Cape”, Tanjung Bungah was originally an inactive fish village but has increased in popularity over the time and soon becoming one of the most popular destinations in Penang. With the Penang Water Sports Centre based here, it makes water sports most popular in Tanjung Bungah.