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Private Penang Hill and Temple

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Bayan Lepas, Malaysia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

With cooler temperatures and panoramic views of Penang Island, Penang Hill is an ideal place to escape George Town heat and get your bearings. This private, half-day tour is a convenient way to visit Penang Hill by funicular, and includes a visit to the Temple of Paradise, as well as door-to-door transport.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • 4-hour, private Penang Hill tour
  • Ride a scenic funicular
  • Visit a British Hill Station
  • See a Buddhist shrine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Hotel pickup and drop off
English speaking driver cum guide
Funicular train ride
Food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any location in Penang Island

Begin with pickup at your Penang city or beach hotel, and travel to the Penang Hill funicular in a private, air-conditioned vehicle. Ride the funicular to the 2694-foot (821-mt) summit, a five-minute trip with views down the hillside and to the coast. Take a walk on the cool, breezy hilltop, once a Hill Station during British Colonial rule—a popular activity is to catch a buggy to see houses from the turn of the century.

Head downhill towards Kek Lok Si, or Temple of Paradise, the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. Take in architecture that combines Malaysian, Thai, and Burmese influences. Stand at the base of the 99 foot (30 mt) Goddess of Mercy Statue, then climb up the 7-tiered ‘Thousand Buddha Pagoda,’ and watch the vegetable eating turtles in the ‘Pond of Longevity.’

Take a funicular ride back to the bottom of Penang Hill, and finish the day with return transfer to your Penang hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Penang Hills
Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700's. Ride the steep funicular railway up Penang Hill. Enjoy panoramic views across the island and explore the historic British hill station, dating back to the 18th century.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Kek Lok Si Temple
Staggered on hillside terraces overlooking Air Itam, Malaysia's largest Buddhist temple is a visual delight. Built between 1890 and 1905, Kek Lok Si is the cornerstone of the Malay-Chinese community, which provided the funding for its two-decade-long construction (and ongoing additions). Its key features are the seven-tier Thousand-Buddha Pagoda and an awesome 36.5 meters-high bronze statue of Goddess of Mercy. To reach the temple's main entrance, you'll have to run the gauntlet of souvenir stalls on the uphill path. You'll also pass a pond packed with turtles. There are a lot of stairs involved, but the final stretch up to the statute of Goddess of Mercy is covered by a funicular.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour is subject to the operation of funicular train which requires periodical maintenance. Down time of the train service affecting your booking will be advised in advance.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Tour & Incentive Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Penang Hill and Temple?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Penang Hill and Temple.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Penang Hill and Temple?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Penang Hill and Temple.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Penang Hill and Temple?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Penang Hill and Temple.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Penang Hill and Temple?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private Penang Hill and Temple.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Penang Hill and Temple?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Penang Hill and Temple.

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Our guide Lawrence picked us up at...
David K
, Aug 2017
Our guide Lawrence picked us up at our hotel in a mini bus, not the private vehicle we expected. However, we were the only two people on the tour. The tour itself was very good, with Lawrence pointing out places of interest as we travelled to Kek Lok Si temple. This was a very impressive structure, and Lawrence's explanations and information added to our enjoyment of the building. We then travelled to Penang Hill and boarded the funicular railway. Lawrence managed to get us right at the front of the train on the ascent and right at the back on the descent which were the best viewpoints for this impressive ride. We enjoyed Penang Hill very much, and would have liked more time to explore. After descending on the railway, Lawrence returned us to our hotel. Overall, a very enjoyable tour.

Product code: 3705P164

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