One of my favorite places we went in Malaysia was the island of Penang. We stayed in George Town, Malaysia’s second largest city. This colorful, multicultural city has SO much to offer: history, architecture, massive Buddhist temples, grand British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses, lively night markets, beautiful mosques, hiking, nature, secluded beaches, and more.
Because the city’s cultural and historical heritage has been so well preserved, George Town was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status.
If you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, here’s a quick checklist for some of the best things to do and see in Penang so you don’t miss any of the highlights!