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The island of Penang was named as the Malay name of the Areca palms that grow here in abundance. The center of the same name state, occupying the island and the adjacent coast of the Malay Peninsula, called Seberang Perai. Both parts are connected by two bridges. No word about the continental part, because we have traveled only the island, where we spent 10 days in January 2017. We have had Spa treatments there- swimming and sunbathing.

Penang Island

George Town suburbs

Дайвинг на Пинанге никакой, море довольно грязное и мутное, поэтому желающие понырять должны уходить на катерах к дальним островам, это 2-3 часа на лодке в одну сторону. Да и там, в общем-то, под водой смотреть особо нечего – рядовые кораллы и рыбки. Но на самом Пинанге, кроме пляжного отдыха, любопытный турист вполне может найти что-то интересное. Это кварталы старого Джорджтауна – столицы штата, музеи, ботанический сад, канатная дорога на вершину самой высокой горы острова (821 метр над уровнем моря! J ), сады орхидей, пряностей, парк птиц… Да много чего, по разным оценкам, здесь насчитывается от 1000 до 3000 достопримечательностей, и все посмотреть за короткий срок невозможно. А мы и не стремились, поэтому довольствуйтесь малым J На карте ниже есть интерактивные значки, кликните на любой, и в путь. Diving near Penang is none, the sea is quite dirty and muddy, so those wishing to dive should travel to far islands, it takes 2-3 hours one way by boat. But there is the same picture there, in general, there is nothing special to see under water – ordinary corals and fish. But a curious traveler may find something interesting right on Penang Island (besides beaches). We talk about the old residential quarter of George Town (the state capital) - museums, Botanical gardens, the cable car to the top of the highest mountain of the island (821 meters above sea level! :)), garden of orchids, garden of spices, bird park... Yes, so many things are there, according to various estimates, there are from 1000 to 3000 sights and it is impossible to see everything in a short time. We even didn't try to, so be content with very little :) Click on any interactive icon on the map below and let's go.

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From Kuala Lumpur to Penang Island by bus
Music place. Hard Rock Hotel
From the Batu Ferringhi beach to Penang Island by bus
Old George Town: wharves, Armenian street and street-art

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