12 Hours History tour itinerary for Kuala Lumpur & Penang: Seek The Delights Of Pearl Of The Orient
Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Take in the sun at Ferringhi Beach before heading out to explore the island. Visit the iconic Snake Temple and roam through the vast complex of Kek Lok Si Temple. Then ride the funicular to behold the dazzling view from the top of Penang Hill. Also, observe local artisans at Batik Factory and the 19th-century craft of shaping pewter.
penang island tour
At 7 am your private Malaysia driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kuala for a transfer to Penang Island. (Duration: 4 hours)
Make a stop and enjoy your time at Ferringhi Beach. (Duration: 1 hour)
Visit a traditional fishing village.
Then explore Batik Factory to observe artisans shape wax and weave intricate patterns to create traditional Malaysian handicraft. (Duration: 1 hour)
Roam through Tropical Fruit Farm to learn about locally grown fruits and spices such as clove and nutmeg. (Duration: 30 minutes)
Make a stop at the renowned Snake Temple, which was built in 1850 in memory of a Chinese monk who sheltered jungle snakes. Inside Snake Temple, venomous pit vipers coil around temple altars, the reptiles supposedly made drowsy and harmless by incense smoke, but their venom removed for safety. (Duration: 30 minutes)
Explore one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temple complexes in Southeast Asia, Kek Lok Si Temple. The temple complex contains many pagodas, prayer halls and bell towers built in various styles including Chines, Burmese & Thai. A bronze statue of the goddess of mercy, Guanyin, looks down from the hill above the pagoda. (Duration: 30 minutes)
Hop on the funicular railway that takes a beautiful route to ascend to the peak of Penang Hill (800 m). Disembark at the top for an incredible view of the surrounding islands and mainland. (Duration: 1 hour)
When descending the hill, visit the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre and take a short lesson about crafting pewter. Learn 19th-century techniques for manipulating the versatile metal into a simple pewter bowl using basic hand tools. (Duration: 30 minutes)
Transfer to a hotel Kuala Lumpur. (Duration: 4 hours)
English speaking Malaysia tour guide/driver.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Travel in an air-conditioned car/MPV/minivan or bus from Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Complimentary mineral water.
Food and beverages.
Minimum booking of 2 adults is needed.
Confirmation will be given at the time of booking
Please dress appropriately.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
This is a private tour/activity.
Kuala Lumpur, Penang
Type of Tour
This tour is offered throughout the year on the following days of the week.
- Monday 07:00
- Tuesday 07:00
- Wednesday 07:00
- Thursday 07:00
- Friday 07:00
- Saturday 07:00
- Sunday 07:07
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