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Penang Hill & Temple Tour

Tour Code : PEN/PCT (C) (Ex-Penang Hotel)
Departure : Daily 09:00am & 14:00pm
(Duration : 4 hours)

 

(09:00am OR 14:00pm) - Pick up at hotel lobby and depart for half day Penang City Tour. Tour feature Khoo Ancestral Clan House, Botanical Garden, Reclining Buddha Temple, Pewter Factory and shopping for local products.

 

Khoo Ancestral Clan House (Khoo Kongsi) - Probably Penang’s most picturesque building, the Khoo Kongsi is made up of two buildings on opposite sides to each other. One building serves as the ancestral temple while the other is used for staging plays and operas. The Khoo Kongsi is meant only for members of the Leong San Tong (Dragon Mountain Hall) clan, whose forefathers came from Sin Kang village in Hokkien province, China. Construction of the Khoo Kongsi started in 1894 and took eight years to complete. Its original design was very elaborate meant to capture the splendour of the Chinese imperial palace. Its seven-tiered pavilion, dragon pillars and hand-painted walls engraved with the Khoo emblem was thought to have even outshone the imperial palace itself. On the first night of its completion, the Khoo Kongsi caught fire and many said it was because the gods were unhappy with the scale of its grandeur. It was then rebuilt on a smaller scale but it still retains the distinctive architecture of the master craftsmen from China.

 

Botanical Garden - This 30-hectare sprawling garden of flora and fauna is a favourite recreation spot for locals. While the vibrant hues of Penang native fauna is the prominent feature, the star attraction is the large number of macaque monkeys that greet visitors from the entrance right to the heart of the garden.

 

Reclining Buddha Temple - The world third largest reclining Buddha which measures 33 metres in length, is draped in gold-leafed saffron and reclines on a large crematorium. This Buddhist temple is reminiscent of Bangkok many wats. The intricate finish of the interior in vibrant colours and designs is a sample of Thai architecture.

 

Pewter Factory - Use of pewter was common from the Middle Ages up until the 18th and 19th centuries. This metal, which is made from tin mixed with copper or lead, is soft enough to be carved with hand tools, or patterned with punches or presses. Malaysia is at the forefront of the pewter production industry. Contemporary items and decorative items like candle holders, plates, trophies, mugs, corporate gifts and children's toys are very popular among local and foreign customers.

 

 

Tour Code : PEN/PHT (Ex-Penang Hotel)
Departure : Daily 09:00am & 14:00pm (Duration : 4 hours)

 

(09:00am OR 14:00pm) - Pick up at hotel lobby and depart for Penang Hill & Temple Tour. Tour visit a major Chinese Temple and a trip to the peak of Penang Hill.

 

Kek Lok Si - Perhaps the finest Buddhist temple in South East Asia, the Kek Lok Si temple stands majestically on a hill in Ayer Itam. Construction began in 1893 and was completed in 1905. Built in tiers, the beautifully crafted agoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas took more than 20 years to build and was only completed in 1930. It combines a Chinese octagonal base, middle tiers of Thai architecture and a Burmese crown, reflecting the temple wide embrace of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.

 

Penang Hill - is actually made up of a series of hills which rise above the island. The peak stands at 821 metres above sea level, which makes it a cool getaway from the tropical heat below. The hill is accessible via a funicular train which was first opened for use in 1923. The train operates in two sections and passengers change railcars at midpoint. It takes about half an hour to reach the summit and the train service operates at half hour intervals. Upon reaching the summit, one is rewarded with a panoramic view of Penang island. There are also old bungalows, a hotel, bird park and walking trails which are worth checking out.

RATE PER PERSON (RM)
Adult RM 95.00
Child 04-11 years old RM 55.00

Inclusive :
* Transportation
* Driver cum guide

Note :
* Minimum 2 persons.
* Valid till 31 Dec 2014
* Excluded entrance fees

 

 
RATE PER PERSON (RM)
Adult RM   95.00
Child 04-11 years old RM   55.00

Inclusive :
* Transportation
* Driver cum guide

Note :
* Minimum 2 persons.
* Valid till 31 Dec 2014
* Excluded entrance fees

 

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