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What to Do in George Town: Must See Attractions

George Town Attractions

They say that the best things come in small packages, and this charming city is no exception to the rule. From popular tourist attractions to exciting excursions, there are so many fun things to do in George Town.

Discover what makes George Town tick with the very best tours & day trips. Check out our top 402 fun activities in George Town, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in George Town with Kids

There's fun for all the family no matter where you wander in George Town. Here are a few family friendly experiences to do together that will make your escape a blast:

Free Things to Do in George Town

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to explore the following around George Town:

Penang Islamic Museum - Whatever your age, this place will rouse your imagination and grip your attention.

Children on Bicycle by Ernest Zacharevic - Plan a visit and learn more about the cultural and artistic side of the region.

KOMTAR - Fans of architecture will no doubt enjoy marveling at the modern design of this local landmark.

Old Protestant Cemetery - Soak up some of the intriguing history of the area through this attraction.

Penang Times Square - This lively spot is a favorite of both locals and tourists.

Tan Kongsi - Widely recognized among the locals, this site is worth exploring.

Acheen Street Mosque - Get an understanding of local religious beliefs at this spiritual site.

Penang Botanical Gardens - If you take pleasure in working in your garden, this attraction will captivate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of George Town

Downtown George Town

Downtown George Town is beloved for its popular shops. Take some time to explore sights in the area like KOMTAR and Gurney Drive.

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Bayan Lepas

If you're spending some time in Bayan Lepas, Queensbay Mall and Penang International Sports Arena are top sights worth seeing.

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Tanjung Bungah

Tanjung Bungah is known for its stunning beaches, and with sights like Penang Avatar Secret Garden and Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah, you won't get bored spending a day wandering around this part of Tanjung Tokong.

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Kampung Sungai Nibong

Kampung Sungai Nibong is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can plan an outing to Queensbay Mall and Penang International Sports Arena while you're in town.

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Gelugor

You'll enjoy the cafés and monuments in Gelugor. You might want to make time for a stop at TESCO or Penang Bridge West End.

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Historic George Town

If you're spending some time in Historic George Town, Penang City Hall and Pinang Peranakan Mansion are top sights worth seeing.


Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in George Town on a sunny day?

Soak up the good weather (and get some fresh air while you're at it) with some of these top outdoor activities:

What to do in George Town on a rainy day?

Check out some of these appealing indoor activities and you'll quickly forget about the soggy weather:

What is George Town famous for?

Kek Lok Si Temple lives up to its reputation as a local icon you shouldn't miss.

What should I not miss in George Town?

Put these things toward the top of your sightseeing list to make the most of your trip:

  • Penang Hill
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • Penang International Sports Arena
  • Penang Butterfly Farm

Are there cheap things to do in George Town?

What can you do in George Town for free?

You could store your wallet in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions won't cost you a dime:

  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram
  • KOMTAR
  • Gurney Drive