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Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony

Activity provider: Travelvago

Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony

Activity provider: Travelvago

From US$ 67.66 per person

Enjoy a first-hand experience on being in a multiracial country by witnessing the culturally diverse streets of Georgetown. Since its establishment and mass migration into the city since 1786, locals were able to reside and live together in harmony.

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Duration 4 hours
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Driver
English
Pickup included
Your hotel on Penang Island (pick-up and drop off can be arranged from mainland hotels for the additional cost of 100 Malaysian ringgit)
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit all the major historical religious places found in Penang
  • Discover the different religions and architecture which dates back to approximately 200 years
  • Learn local culture and history
Full description
Explore Penang Island on this private 4-hour guided tour and visit the iconic sites that will interest you most.  This completely customizable tour is all about you. Start your day by visiting Kuan Yin Temple. It is one of the oldest temple in Penang built in 1728. The temple set on Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling (previously known as Pitt Street) and was constructed by early immigrant settlers from China. The temple recently underwent extensive renovations to give it a much-needed facelift. The architecture and decorations are impressive. You can learn how the Malaysian chinese do their worship ritual to their deities/god. The second stop is Kapitan Keling,  Penang landmark. Apart from the Mosque there are cultural centers there that showcase the culture and history of the Indian Muslim Community as they play a big part of Penangites lifestyles overall. It is a very well maintained place of worship and definitely worth a visit even for non muslims. Visit The Sri Mahamariamman Temple. One of the oldest Hindu temples standing in Penang, Malaysia. The temple has been standing there, at the same spot, for 200 years ago. Amazing sculptures of gods and goddess are to be seen in the main entrance of the temple.  Good attraction to visit with family and friends to learn Hindu culture, rituals and religion.  Taste Indian tea and sweets and itself makes memorable selfie. You will then move to St Georges Church which is the oldest Anglican Church in South East Asia built in 1816. It is located along Farquhar Street,  one of the loveliest British colonial heritage buildings in Penang. The most striking feature of the church is without a doubt the huge Grecian columns lined outside the front entrance. The pavilion which sits in the lawn also lends a Grecian air to the ambience.  St George Church is a must-see on your list of places to visit. Pass by Little India street, step into a bit of Malaysian Indian culture in this place, From the tourist trinket shops to the Indian street food vendors and cafes.  It will be a treat to the senses with lots of beautiful things to hear, smell and taste! Your next stop will be in The Reclining Buddha Temple. It is located at Burma Road. The temple can be seen on the road from Georgetown to Batu Feringghi. It is a quiet and peaceful place. Here, you can see and learn about different religions that you have not been exposed to.  Lastly, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. It stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. It is a very lovely and huge Buddhist temple with a large reclining Statue of Buddha. Those who loves to learn cultural diversities and harmony can't miss a visit to this temple for a touch of blessing and a shot of colors. After finishing your tour you will be dropped off back at your hotel.   
Includes
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Private tour in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance tickets (if any required)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (from Penang Island. This service can be arranged from mainland hotels for the additional cost of 100 Malaysian ringgit)
  • Food & drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Know before you go

  • A small amount of walking is involved so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Please ensure that you are wearing proper attire due to religious site visits
  • Please note, the tour visit points are fixed. If the weather is bad, the driver may shorten the tour, however no replacement will be given
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is from Penang Island. This service can be arranged from mainland hotels for the additional cost of 100 Malaysian ringgit
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    3/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    3/5
  • Organization
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It was an okay tour but with a few unfilled aspects.Our guide was good

We booked the Private Pulau Penang Tour: Trails to Racial Harmony which was about 4hours. The tour was a good one with our guide being exceptional.He was very learned in all aspects especially since he was an avid traveller himself. We made many stops along the tour and our guide explained history and gave us a lot of information about each place. However there are some places we did not attend due to the timing ratio factor based for the temples, as they close them at certain times. So when we got to the place we could not go inside as it was all closed. I find that unreasonable as we paid for the tour and did not get to have that aspect. I do get that the people here do things differently however they should not allow such part of tours since there is no delivery of that tour.The Buddhist temples was exquisite &the most beautiful of all visits especially the reclining Buddha which is a must see for any tourist to Penang.The tour to Little India could have had more activities.

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August 17, 2017

Product ID: 103301