Half-Day Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple Private Tour

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From $69.24

6 reviews   (4.17)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: malaysia, malaysia

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Enjoy the bird’s eye view of beautiful George Town and experience the unique funicular train ride to Penang Hill. Visit to Penang notable landmark, Kek Lok Si Temple to see world largest bronze Kuan Yin statue and take some beautiful photos. Try delicious and famous Penang Assam Laksa before heading to Pulau Tikus for temples tours. You will visit Reclining Buddha Temple, Burmese Temple and Guardian of the World before head back to your hotel safely.

What's Included

Experienced English Speaking Guide

Round trip transportation by Car/ Minivan

Sightseeing as per itinerary

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A discount price is available for children
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


virginiag556, 03-09-2022
Our guide, Nedu, was really nice and he explained us loads of interesting things about the visit. The comunication with him was great and he was really helpful, thanks a lot!
Professional organization + the best tour guide = perfect tour of Penang
Sharon H, 16-03-2020
I booked this tour online but was able to customize it to fit our needs by emailing mamholidaysmy@gmail.com . I corresponded with Mahbubur Rahman (Mahbub) who was wonderful to work with. He responded promptly to all my emails and made changes to the tour, such as picking us up at the cruise ship dock, rather than at a pickup point in Georgetown, and allowing us to add some stops to the regular itinerary. We really appreciated his willingness to work with us to create the perfect tour! When our boat docked, we easily found our guide, Maxwell. Originally from Malaysia, he had studied in the US, getting his BA in Florida and MBA in Texas. After working for the tech industry in the US, he moved back to Malaysia to share his country with others. We felt so privileged to have such a wonderful guide who had so much first-hand knowledge of the history, economics, and culture of Malaysia and Penang—and who spoke such perfect English! We rode the funicular to the top of Penang Hill (where the British went to get away from the heat in Georgetown and relax). The views were spectacular and the plants and flowers lovely. Max even gave us jungle survival tips as we wandered through the garden. Next stop was Kek Lok Si Temple (Temple of Supreme Bliss), where we made our way up the hill, passing through one amazing temple after another (9 have been built so far, 10-11 are in progress, and 12 and 13 are being planned). The most impressive pagoda, completed in 1930, contains 10,000 alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha, a Chinese octagonal base, a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown. It was magnificent. Then on to the Reclining Buddha (wat Chaiyamangalaram)—3rd largest in the world and the Burmese Temple (Dharmikarama), which inspired thoughts of Siam and “The King & I,” with its many gold filigreed domes. Back in Georgetown, we visited the Pinang Peranakan Mansion (built at the end of the 19th C.), typical of the home of an affluent Chinese family who had adopted a British colonial lifestyle. It combined Chinese carved wooden panels, English floor tiles, and Scottish ironwork and was built around a central courtyard open to a large skylight above. The outside was typical English colonial with green clapboard and white lacy decorations. In addition to the house, there were two galleries full of magnificent gifts the family had been given and clothing, beadwork, shoes, and handbags. After the mansion tour, Max drove us through Georgetown showing us the wonderful street artworks painted on buildings and walls and then took us to the Chew Clan Jetty where we walked along he wooden sidewalks to see the variety of shops and houses behind them. This jetty (and others nearby) were built over the water on stilts over 100 years ago. They are tax-exempt and have been passed from generation to generation. He drove us past the Khoo Kongsi Clan House and told us the history of the clan houses. Because family was so important, those who prospered built large houses. As immigrants arrived, they invited any from their clan to live with them. They supported them and helped them to learn a trade and become self-sufficient. They were then expected to “pay it forward” to other immigrant clansmen. Thanks so much to Mahbub and Maxwell for making our tour of Penang perfect!
Half Day Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple
maytayn, 21-05-2019
Really Appreciated Mr Mohd Firdauz's effort in sharing with us the history of Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple. We enjoyed the trip.
We enjoyed this tour of this...
WADE_S, 29-03-2017

We enjoyed this tour of this wonderful location , the guide was very knowledgeable and shared in our values for a better world.

The temples of this inspiring place,can truly show the Worlds Beings how we should treat each other on a daily basis is the only important factor in this Life we are Given.... Thank you

Wade ...Christian Canadian

Penang’s Gems
Marama_R, 26-07-2022
Penang Hill is a beautifully serene environment to experience. It was quite foggy on the day I went. I was still able to capture a panoramic view of the streets of Malacca and Georgetown at the Kek Lok Si Temple. The driver is happily accommodating.

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