Explore Penang on your own without a tour guide
(15 January, 2005)
How to explore Penang without a Tour Guide?
Penang Travel Tips is a treasure trove of information to help you explore Penang on your own. In addition, you can find a list of Free Self-Guided Walking Tours of George Town
, many of which includes free itineraries that you can print out and carry with you when you explore. It's easy, it's fun, and it's free!
On the other hand, a tour guide can add zest to your trip, turning it into a remarkably memorable experience. If you are considering hiring a tour guide, find out about how you can engage personal guided tours of Penang
Wat Buppharam, one of the few Thai Buddhist temples in Penang
(1 August, 2006)
People planning to explore Penang on their own will quitely get overwhelmed by the among of information available on this website. So, you need to ask yourself, what are you interested in seeing? Are you interested in Chinese temples? Or mosques? Heritage buildings? Churches? Beaches? Shopping? Go through the list in Penang Travel Tips.
- Streets of George Town
- Penang Apartments
- Penang Beaches
- Penang Buildings
- Penang Buddhist Temples
- Penang Chinese Temples
- Penang Churches
- Penang Clan Temples
- Penang Heritage Sites
- Penang Homestays
- Penang Hindu Temples
- Penang Hospitals
- Penang Infrastructures
- Penang Localities
- Penang Organisations
- Islands Around Penang
- Localities in Penang
- Modern Buildings in Penang
- Penang Monuments
- Penang Mosques
- Penang Nature Sites
- Penang Schools
- Places in Seberang Perai
- Clan Jetties
- Unique Businesses in Penang
If you are pressed for time, then your exploration of Penang will be limited to its main tourist attractions. I list out the Top Ten Penang Attractions
, selected to provide you a broad spectrum of sights. Most of the articles are illustrated with photographs, so you can have a good idea what the place looks like, and whether it is worth your visit.
As far as possible, I have also added details for you to take the Rapid Penang public buses. They are the cheapest way for you to move about. You can get full detail of Rapid Penang Bus Routes
here. In addition, I have prepared a few itineraries that you can use for Sightseeing Penang by bus
George Town cityscape
(19 March, 2010)
One drawback about exploring by bus is that it takes time. Most of the local routes take you all around town. The benefit is that you get to do a lot of sightseeing from the bus, which often have big windows. Alternatively, you can also hire a taxi. Within the inner city of George Town, you can also hire a trishaw to take you around. Many of the trishaw paddlers double as impromptu tour guides.
Within the George Town World Heritage Site, you can do your exploring on foot. It's a very walkable city. Print out details from this website of all the places you find interesting, sort them out, then visit them one after the other. Mark them on a map (you can get a free map upon arrival at the airport) so you can visit each sight in order.
I want to wish you a most pleasant time exploring Penang on your own. Do enjoy your stay!
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