Penang Hill

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Penang Hill

While there are myriad methods to get to the peak of Penang Hill, the easiest and most scenic way is to hop aboard the train. It takes just five minutes to reach the top in a comfortable air conditioned coach. If you're keen on breaking a sweat, however, put on your hiking shoes and scale the hill on foot. The well-marked trails and nature make it worthwhile. Once at the top, you'll find a viewing deck, a mosque, a temple, a food court, souvenir stands, an eclectic owl museum and other curiosities.

As featured in Time Out Penang's 50 things to do in Penang.


Venue name: Penang Hill
Address: Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera
Opening hours: Daily, 6.30-11pm
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The funicular railway to the top is a good way to get to the top. Make sure that you go early in the morning; the queues for the train get long in the summer and the view from the top is more spectacular before cloud cover comes in. You can walk down (you can walk or cycle up too, but I suspect it is a killer journey!) it is a 5k walk. It is very, very steep and took us almost 2 hours. However, there were many monkeys on the way down and it ends in the Penang Botanical Gardens which are beautiful. The views from the top are the best though because trees line the road all the way down. #TOTastemaker