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Cultural Destinations in Penang

Kek Lok Si Temple
Built from 1890 to 1930, this impressive Buddhist temple complex in the Air Itam suburb of Georgetown offers a captivating mix of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architecture styles. It also offers fantastic views of the ocean.  

The Camera Museum
Situated in the heart of historic Georgetown, The Camera Museum is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. It tells the history of photography through an extensive collection of equipment and memorabilia.

Penang 3D Trick Art Museum
The Penang 3D Trick Art Museum in Georgetown is a great place to spend a fun-filled afternoon. The ultimate place for selfies, the museum lets you pose in optical illusions that place you in a range of exciting 3D environments. A must-visit museum if you’re on a family holiday in Penang.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
The Peranakans were a group of wealthy Chinese that settled in Penang a century ago. Housing an extensive collection of beautiful antiques and decorations from the era, Pinang Peranakan Mansion recreates the typical home of a Peranakan family, offering a nostalgic glimpse into a bygone way of life.

Fort Cornwallis
The British East India Company originally built Fort Cornwallis in the late 18th century to protect Penang from pirates and invaders from Kedah, a northwestern state of Malaysia. The fort was never involved in any battles, but became an important part of Penang’s history and culture as an administrative centre. With its grand architecture, steel lighthouse and old cannons, it is today one of the area’s most popular cultural destinations and a highlight of any Penang heritage tour.

Clan Jetties
The Clan Jetties is a settlement consisting of six stilted, over-water jetties established by Chinese immigrants along Penang’s waterfront in the 19th century. The destination has remained largely unchanged over the years, providing visitors with a fascinating peek into Penang’s intriguing past.

Colonial Penang Museum
Travel back in time to Penang’s colonial past at the Colonial Penang Museum. Here guests can learn about the lives of the city’s British Administrators and wealthy merchants while appreciating intricate cultural art and rare artefacts from this era. The museum is one of the most important cultural destinations in Penang.

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