Summer is here, and everybody’s pondering on where to spend their vacation. If you’re into scenic views, beautiful beaches, fun activities and hospitable people, Penang in Malaysia may be the perfect tourist destination for you.
Penang is a state located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia consisting of two parts: Penang Island and Seberang Perai. Penang is an island of rich Chinese heritage with a broad spectrum of temples, museums, virgin forests and beautiful beaches. With much to offer, tourism plays a huge role in the economy of the Penang.
When you’re planning a vacation with your family, summer is the best time to visit Malaysia. You’ll experience its festive atmosphere because of fun-filled activities and celebrations, not to mention the numerous, paradise-like beaches.
Penang Island is perhaps one of the easiest tourist destinations to reach in Malaysia. You can reach it via train, bus, plane, or car from Kuala Lumpur, the capital. It would take around 5 to 6 hours to get to Penang by land and about 55 minutes through a plane ride.
There is a broad range of accommodation options for you, whether you want to go alone, with friends, with your partner or your family. It depends on your budget and the location of the hotel you want to stay in. Some hotels located near the beach may be priced higher than those that are further away from the sea.
For one, Lexis Suites Penang is one of the most popular hotels in the island. It’s a 5-star resort that boasts its high-end amenities, luxurious swimming pools, spacious rooms, and it’s scenic view fronting the beach.
Penang hotel booking sites can help you choose the hotel beforehand. Making a reservation online will ensure that you have a place to stay before you go to Penang Island. Planning ahead of time will save you time, effort and money.
Tourist Destinations In Penang
Aside from the wonderful beaches, there are other tourist destinations you can add to you itinerary, such as Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple. It is a South Hindu temple just beside the Penang Bird Park, and famous for its tallest Raja gopuram or main sculpture tower in the country.
If you’re a beach lover, you can visit Batu Feringghi, a white sand beach teeming with resorts, restaurants, and recreational centers. It is likened to Phuket’s Patong Beach.
For environment-lovers, the Penang National Park is a 2,300-hectar forest reserve with challenging jungle trails and beautiful beaches. It offers a wild life experience to tourists who wants to enjoy the nature.
Penang is a must-visit this summer especially when you’re with your loved ones. The experience the place has to offer is truly worthwhile. It’s the perfect place to unwind and forget about the hustle and bustle of the city life.