The Penang National Park, or Taman Negara Pulau Pinang, is the smallest national park in Malaysia weighing in at just 2,300 hectares. You can opt for a guided tour and most hotels can organise this for you, but the main trails in this park are relatively easy and you can get enough information from most places (either online or even from your accommodation) to make up your own tour. Planning a day trip is simple – you just start at the main, and only, entrance to the park near the Teluk Bahang bus station. From here you can set off on your walk along well-marked trails to several beaches and interesting attractions including the Teluk Tukun beach, Tanjung Ailing, Monkey Beach, Muka Head with is lighthouse built in 1883, and the turtle sanctuary at Pantai Kerachut. Remember to wear proper walking or hiking shoes and to bring enough water. If it gets too hot and tiring, you can always catch a boat back to Teluk Bahang.
As featured in Time Out Penang's 50 things to do in Penang.
|Venue name:||Penang National Park||Contact:|
Jalan Hassan Abbas
|Opening hours:||Daily, 7.30am-6pm|