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Visit Penang Hill and a 100-percent Buddhist temple

Georgetown City from Penang Hill

In several guides and blogs comment that the best to go to visit Penang Hill and get on its famous funicular It is getting up soon and thus avoiding the endless queues. Especially if we find ourselves at the weekend being a very tourist place among the locals thanks to the pleasant temperatures that are breathed high on this hill so close to Georgetown.

It was Sunday and we did the opposite. We got up at 12 and went against the tide of the human tide and when we reached the funicular ticket office we only ran into the girl who sells the tickets. So if you're traveling as a sleeper like me, this option is not bad at all to avoid lines.

We leave the hotel and head to Jin Penang Street where the bus 204. You will find the stop right in front of a Hindu temple.

Detail in the Hindu temple of Penang Hill. Eye, it's not about the one in front of the bus stop :)

The bus passes every 15 minutes and the ticket left for 2 ringits per person. The journey takes about half an hour and first passes in front of the Buddhist temple of Kek Lok Si and after three stops it ends its journey at the foot of the Penang Hill funicular.

The funiculars cover the distance to the summit of Mount Penang Hill and leave very frequently. The round trip ticket costs 30 ringits per person.

Penang Hill was the summer season of the British colonial era oldest and has several buildings from the early nineteenth century. The pleasant temperature of the place and its privileged views of Georgetown, the adjacent islands and the exuberant nature that surrounds it became an idyllic place for the English and, today, it is also for tourists thanks to the good conservation of the place and the beautiful promenade with panoramic views that we propose .

South views from the Penang Hill funicular