Learn about Buddhism at Kek Lok Si Temple. Take in sweeping views on a scenic ride aboard a funicular railway. Get a first-hand look at the opulent peranakan lifestyle and architecture at the Pinang Peranakan Mansion – this 1-day Penang shore excursion is a fantastic experience not to be missed!

Tour Code: MSP09
Duration: 7 hours
Start/End: Penang Port/Penang Port
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Penang shore excursions from cruise port

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  • Inclusion & Exclusion

After pickup from the Penang Port, start your tour at Kek Lok Si Temple (or Temple of Ten Thousand Buddha), the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia. Its design incorporates elements of Chinese, Thai and Burmese architectural style to show its respect to Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism. Then ride the funicular railway up to Penang Hill, which is 823 meters (2750 feet) above sea level on the northern part of Penang. At the top of the hill, take in the spectacular panoramic views of the island, which can extend as far as the mainland.

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang, Malaysia.

Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang, Malaysia.

After that, continue to the heart of the city for a savory local lunch. Next, visit the Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Once home to the family of a wealthy Baba, the mansion has been refurbished and converted to a museum featuring over 1,000 pieces of beautiful antiques and artifacts on display.  Listen to your guide’s expert commentary on Peranakan Heritage and the affluent lifestyle of a prominent family. Complete the tour with shopping time at Local Products Centre before returning to the port in good time for your next shore trips. Trip ends.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia.

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from Penang to the city in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Pre & After accommodation
  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses