Georgetown City & Temple Tour: Penang Hill(FastLane) & Kek Lok Si | La Vacanza Travel

Georgetown City & Temple Tour: Penang Hill(FastLane) & Kek Lok Si

Duration: 6 hours
Destination: Malaysia, Penang, Penang Island
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  • 6 hours
  • Penang Island
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Overview

Explore the Penang city which is  rich in history as it is in culture, tradition and diversity by Penang City Tour. Visit Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then proceed to Penang Hill and visit Kek Lok Si Temple, Guan Yin.
- Harmonious temple bestowed with gifts from Chinese emperors
- Picturesque funicular train ride to the top of Penang Hill
- Spectacular views of Georgetown & roundtrip transportation
- Relaxing environment at 2,700 feet (833 m) above sea level
- Chance to view the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: George Town, Malaysia

Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel or cruise terminal at Georgetown on time for a 9am departure. Meet and greets our friendly driver at the lobby and proceeds for your tour.

Stop At: Chaiya Mangalaram Thai Buddhist Temple, 17, Lorong Burma Pulau Tikus, George Town, Penang Island 10250 Malaysia

Proceed with the City Tour where you will visit Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple

Wat Chayamangkalaram (Thai: วัดไชยมังคลาราม; RTGS: Wat Chaiyamangkhalaram) (also called as the Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple) is a Thai temple in Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town, Penang, Malaysia. Situated in Kelawei Road, the temple located close to the Dhammikarama Burmese Temple. It is the oldest Malaysian Siamese temple in the state. The temple became a focal point for the annual Siamese Songkran and Loi Krathong festivals within the city suburb and for the city yearly Buddha Day procession.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, 24 Lorong Burmah, George Town, Penang Island Malaysia

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple

Dhammikarama Burmese Temple (Burmese: ဓမ္မိကာရာမမြန်မာကျောင်း) is a Burmese temple in Pulau Tikus suburb of George Town of Penang in Malaysia. Situated in Burmah Road, the temple located close to the Wat Chayamangkalaram. It is the sole and oldest Malaysian Burmese temple in the state. The temple also became a focal point for the annual Water, Thingyan and Mid-Autumn festivals as well for Buddhist Lent and Candle Lighting Days within the city suburb

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: George Town, George Town, Penang Island, Penang

Streets of George Town - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site features Malaysia’s best restored and re-adaptive traditional architecture as well as a multitude of heritage trades and arts.

The world-renowned ‘Street of Harmony’ reflects the influence of the diverse communities that have made Penang their home. At only 2.5sq km, the George Town World Heritage Site is compact enough to be explored on foot, bicycle or trishaw.

According to UNESCO, the city represents an exceptional example of a multicultural trading town in Southeast Asia, forged from the mercantile and civilisation exchanges of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Penang Hill, Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia

Then you will also visit Penang Hill where you will ride a funicular train to its peak at 833m above sea level to enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Georgetown and mainland Butterworth. Colonial bungalows can be found around this hill due to the British preferring to stay in a cooler climate compared to the hot and humid environment in the city.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kek Lok Si Temple, 1000-L, Tingkat Lembah Ria 1, Air Itam, Penang Island 11500 Malaysia

After that, you will visit Kek Lok Si Temple. Built in 1891 as a small shrine, it has since expanded to become one of the most majestic and largest temples in South-East Asia. Since its founding in 1930, the “Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas” is considered one of Penang’s most beautiful architectural wonders as it is able to incorporate 3 cultures into one structure – Chinese octagonal base, Thai middle tier and Burmese Crown. A 30.2m Guan Yin – Goddess of Mercy bronze statue was erected in 2002 on the highest point of the temple. It can be reached via an Inclined lift at the middle. On the way, we will stop for some free sampling of Penang’s famous White Coffee/ Tea at Coffee Tree.

End of the tour return to your hotel or cruise terminal in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Hotel or cruise terminal pickup and drop-off (city center 1km radius)
  • English speaking Driver
  • Ticket for Penang Hill Train (Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si Temple, Inclined Lift
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Penang Hill

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional hour will be charged if exceed tour hours (USD 25 per person per hour)
  • Surcharge of USD 10 per person for pickup outside 1km radius from the city center is applicable
  • Surcharge 30% to be applied during super peak / festive season & must be paid on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket for Penang Hill Train(Fast Lane), Kek Lok Si Temple, Inclined Lift included
  • Stroller accessible
  • No meals are included.
  • Itinerary sequence or location may change due to traffic or closure of places of interest.
  • Near public transportation
  • If exceed tour hours as stated above, additional hour will be charged (USD 25 per person per hour)
  • Optional tours are available upon request (additional charges per person per hours as stated above)
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • An additional surcharge of USD 10 per person for hotel pickup outside 1km radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

1: George Town, Penang, Malaysia
2: Georgetown Cruise Terminal, Kompleks P.p.c, Persiaran King Edward, Pulau Pinang, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
3: Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
4: Swettenham Cruise, Pier Swettenham, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
5: Swettenham Pier, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Traveler pickup is offered
Free hotel pick up & drop off from your hotel located at George Town City Centre (1km radius).
An additional surcharge of USD 10 per person for hotel pickup outside 1km radius from the city center is applicable and payable on the day of your activity.

Ports

  • Georgetown Cruise Terminal, Kompleks P.p.c, Persiaran King Edward, Pulau Pinang, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
  • Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal, 1, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
  • Swettenham Cruise, Pier Swettenham, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Departure Time

09:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

6 hours


User's Reviews

Denise_C

18 May, 2024

I decided to do this tour of Georgetown since I had very little time in the city and wanted to maximize my opportunity to cover as much as I could. The driver guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and was able to show me the highlights efficiently with some flexibility also catering to my preferences. The fast line pass was really convenient and saved having to make long lines for the tram. This is a good way to get a high level overview of the city, but I realized I needed more time to stroll down the streets of Georgetown and also see the city from a different perspective. Will come back for more!

James_L

15 May, 2024

The experience delivers as promised. However, this is not a tour... it is a car and driver. The driver was knowledgeable and gave us history and a flavor for the Penang scene, however the driver stays with the car and we went to Penang Hill and the temples on our own. As long as you are aware of this the experience is great!

Celia_B

03 May, 2024

G'shen was an excellent guide! He was knowledgeable not just about the sights but also current renovations, obstacles to avoid, best routs and perfect spots for photos . Having him with us made all we saw more meaningful and memorable. He showed us sights we knew about and many we did not. Armenian Street was a nice surprise. He paced the day well giving us the right amount of time in each area without pushing us or dragging it out. Highly recommend him for this tour.

Christine_L

13 Apr, 2024

Very nice and beautiful my private tour guide super knowledge and very nice and get out from vehicle and explain everything and took pictures for us

Martin_D

26 Mar, 2024

Ronnie Ranjit was a fantastic tour guide and we managed to fit in so many things to see around Penang without it feeling to rushed. Ronnie was also exceptionally knowledgeable about Penang and extremely passionate about Penang.

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Wonderful tour of Penang

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