Penang National Park
Located at Teluk Bahang on the northwestern tip of the island, Penang National Park boasts lush rainforests and breathtaking beaches. Those who want to experience the ultimate nature retreat will enjoy the park’s extensive hiking trails that wind through beautiful jungle. Hire a boat at the entrance of the park and visit the turtle sanctuary. Ascend to the 15-metre-high canopy walkway for an unbeatable view of the jungle below – the perfect way to spot some of the Penang’s native wildlife. Then there’s Monkey Beach, the most popular stretch of sand in the park, with its pristine shoreline and clan of crab-eating macaque monkeys – a great destination for a family trip to Penang.
Penang Botanical Gardens
The lush valley that runs alongside Jalan Kebun Bunga in Georgetown is home to this picturesque park, complete with majestic waterfalls and a diverse variety of local and exotic plant species. Macaques, dusky leaf monkeys, butterflies and giant black squirrels, amongst other fascinating species, call these spectacular gardens home. Showcasing stunning natural landscapes, this is a beautiful setting for a romantic walk if you’re on a couples’ holiday in Penang.
Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang
A great place to appreciate Penang’s wild natural scenery, Taman Rimba Teluk Bahang is a rainforest park with a colourful array of indigenous plant and animal life, plus hiking trails, picnic areas, and clear streams and pools — perfect for taking a cool dip on a hot day.
For something a bit different, head to Penang Butterfly Farm. Opened in 1986, it was the first tropical butterfly exhibit in the world and now, newly remodelled and renamed, Entopia is home to thousands of butterflies. See these delicate beauties up close as they flit from flower to flower in a stunning garden setting.