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About Penang "Pearl of the Orient"

Penang - one of Southeast Asia's finest destinations. Penang's beaches and exotic sights have made it one of the most popular destinations in the region.

Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple: This Buddhist temple of Thai architecture houses a magnificent gold-plated reclining Buddha that is said to be the third largest in the world. The niches behind the statue house urns containing the ashes of devotees.

Kek Lok Si : Kek Lok Si is reputedly the largest Buddhist temple complex in South-East Asia.

St George's Church, the oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia (1816). Built with convict labor in 1818.

Snake Temple - The "Pure Cloud Temple", popularly known as snake temple, and this is dedicated to the memory of a Buddhist priest who was a renowned healer in his time.

Fort Cornwallis: This fort was built on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786.
According to a local believe, couples who want to have a baby boy should touch the right side of this cannon, while couples wishing for a girl should touch the left.

Penang Hill was the first hill station built at the turn of the 19th century by the British Empire in the colonies.

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Last Updated On 07/07/2003