Places to Go in Penang | PARKROYAL Penang Resort | We Recommend

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Welcome to PARKROYAL Penang, your gateway to the vibrant locales of the beautiful island of Penang. We believe that modern travel goes beyond merely visiting new places; it's about discovering genuine connections with the neighbourhood and embracing the destination as your true selves.

At PARKROYAL Penang, our dedicated associates have personally handpicked a selection of captivating places of interest that they highly recommend. These recommendations ensure there's something for every type of traveller, allowing you to explore the local culture, connect with the community, and create unforgettable memories.


Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Entopia is a nature sanctuary in Penang, Malaysia, formerly known as the Penang Butterfly Farm. It offers an immersive experience with butterflies, insects, and other creatures. Visitors can explore the butterfly garden, observe diverse species, and learn about their roles in ecosystems. Entopia provides interactive exhibits, educational programs and promotes environmental conservation. It's a captivating destination emphasizing the beauty of nature and the importance of biodiversity.

Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm except Wednesday off day

ESCAPE Theme Park

ESCAPE Theme Park offers a unique outdoor roller-coaster experience. This 22-acre theme park offers difficult games and activities for kids and adults. Adventure play and waterplay make up the park. Its 1,111-meter World's Longest Water Slide holds a Guinness World Record. This spectacular water slide takes riders on an exhilarating four-minute adventure through beautiful rainforest trees, with many daring twists and turns that will leave you awe-inspired.

Daily, 10:00am to 6:00pm

Batu Ferringhi Night Market

The Batu Ferringhi Night Market is a must-visit for locals and travellers looking for a unique shopping and dining experience. The open-air market boasts a diverse selection of stalls adorned with colourful lanterns, offering a wide range of local handicrafts, souvenirs, clothing, accessories, and artwork. From intricately crafted batik items to handmade jewellery and traditional wooden crafts, the market is a treasure trove of keepsakes, perfect for commemorating your memorable Penang journey.

Batu Ferringhi Night Market is conveniently located right on the doorstep of PARKROYAL Penang Resort, making it the perfect base to explore the best of the island. Book your stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort today and experience all that Batu Ferringhi has to offer.

Daily, 7:00pm to 12:00am

Penang Turtle Sanctuary

Nestled within Penang National Park, the Penang Turtle Sanctuary can be found on the picturesque Pantai Kerachut (Kerachut Beach). Its primary mission is to protect and preserve the diminishing turtle populations in Malaysian waters. Various species of Turtles make their way to the beach at night to lay their eggs. These precious eggs are diligently guarded against threats, including human interference, until they naturally hatch after an incubation period of about 60 days.

Daily, 8:00am to 5:00pm

Teluk Bahang Recreational Park

Also referred to as Taman Rimba, is an expansive forest park spanning over 32 hectares. It provides an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Malaysian rainforest. Admission is free. The park offers various amenities such as picnic and camping areas, a playground, a forestry museum, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Venture onto these trails to discover a diverse array of plant and animal life thriving in their natural habitat. The highlight of the park is undoubtedly its enchanting waterfall, where visitors can take a refreshing dip while relishing the lush green surroundings.

Daily, 7:00am to 7:00pm

Tropical Spice Garden

Tropical Spice Garden is a cultural and natural oasis located on the northeast coast of Penang Island in Malaysia. It is a biodiverse botanical garden showcasing the tropical plants that have had such an impact on world culture. More than 500 living specimens of luxuriant and exotic plants from throughout the world are spread out across the garden's five manicured acres.

Weekday: Monday – Thursday, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Weekend: Friday – Sunday, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Floating Mosque

The Tanjung Bungah Floating Mosque, also known as the Penang Floating Mosque, is located near George Town, Malaysia. It was built a decade ago to replace another mosque that was damaged during the 2004 tsunami. This stunning white mosque stands seven stories tall and is the first of its kind in Malaysia, built on the sea. It features a classic Moorish design with a brightly coloured roof and can accommodate up to 1,500 people for prayer at the same time.

Daily, 5:00am to 9:30pm

The Habitat Penang Hill

Experience the unparalleled beauty of Penang Island at The Habitat Penang Hill. From its highest vantage point, marvel at the mesmerizing 360-degree panoramic view that showcases the island's breathtaking landscapes, from the lush rainforest and shimmering seaview to the charming cityscape of George Town. Explore the diverse flora and fauna that thrive within this remarkable rainforest, immersing yourself in the wonders of nature. Traverse the Langur Way Canopy Walk, suspended amidst the rainforest canopy, and let the stunning biodiversity and tranquil surroundings rejuvenate your mind and enhance your overall well-being.

Daily, 9:00am to 7:00pm

Kek Lok Si

Kek Lok Si Temple, located in Air Itam, Penang, Malaysia, is a magnificent Buddhist temple that holds the distinction of being the largest of its kind in Malaysia. Renowned for its grandeur and architectural beauty, it serves as a significant pilgrimage site for Buddhists not only from Malaysia but also from neighbouring countries like Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and various parts of Southeast Asia.

Daily, 8:30am to 5:30pm

Penang Peranakan Mansion

The Pinang Peranakan Mansion in Penang is a captivating restored heritage site. Step into the world of the Peranakan community and admire the exquisite architecture, antiques, and lavish furnishings that showcase their unique cultural blend. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of a bygone era and explore the rich heritage of the Peranakan culture.

Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm