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The Most Interesting Historical Places in George Town

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Historical Places in George Town

Visit Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a historical building and museum. Built by the Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze towards the end of
Tours from $6
Historic Walking Area
Armenian Street , George Town
Feel the atmosphere of a time gone by while you admire the quaint buildings at Armenian Street. Stroll along the well-preserved and restored
Tours from $40
Fort Cornwallis , George Town
See a landmark example of colonial British architecture at Fort Cornwallis. Named after the then-governor general of Bengal, the fort was bui
Tours from $34
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Duration: 4h
Be a part of a unique experience as you venture through Penang’s Georgetown Heritage Area where we feed your hunger for food & knowledge. A local Penang-born tour guide takes you bite-by-bite through each step of this food trail. You sip delicious local drinks and munch on traditional dishes which our ancestors have kept alive. During this tour, we unveil Penang and Malaysia's history and finally end our food trail at a bar with a locally inspired cocktail or mocktail.
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Admire the monumental architecture and calming interior of a long-established Buddhist place of worship at Dharmikarama Burmese Temple. Found
Tours from $51
Visit the Buddhist temple Reclining Buddha Wat Chaiyamangalaram to admire its characteristically Thai design. Built in 1845 on land given by
Tours from $34

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Our expert advice on where to stay in George Town

As an established tourist destination, George Town offers a range of options making use of the city's famous architectural diversity, with boutique hotels in the old town themed around the history of the building they occupy. For such singular accommodations, expect to pay a little more. Budget hotels and unbranded local options provide a comfortable night sleep at an affordable rate. The coastal areas offer more expensive resort-style luxury rooms with sea views, while away from the beaten track, you'll find backpacker hostels providing good options for those wanting to keep on the move.
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