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Penang Hill    

  Penang Hill, 11500, Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang | Visit Website
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Also known as Bukit Bendara, Penang Hill sets 821m above Penang’s capital. Visitors can take the Funicular Railway, which has the steepest tunnel track in the world and runs on the longest track in Asia, to get to the hill peak .

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What to Expect?

The hill is generally about five degrees cooler than Georgetown. It is the last patch of tropical rainforest in Penang so the flora and fauna here have been protected by the government.

Penang Hill covers a number of hills, with the highest point at Western Hill which is 833 m (2,733 ft) above sea level. The hill stands out prominently from the lowlands as a hilly and forested area. It was used as a retreat during the British colonial period, and is now a popular tourist destination in Penang.

The top of the hill is accessible via the Penang Hill Railway from its base station at Hill Railway Station Road. To date, this funicular railway system is the only one of its kind in Malaysia, transporting over a million visitors to the peak of Penang Hill.

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 Address:   Penang Hill, 11500, Bukit Bendera, Pulau Pinang

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  Reviews 4.3   (3,734)
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    G Knyeland

    in the last week

    Tourist trap. Wait in an impossibility long line (3 hour wait line) so you can get to the top where you pay more for everything else.
    Nice view, and the train ride was interesting but not worth the effort involved.

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    Patrick Trinidad

    3 weeks ago

    It’s so kitschy and so touristy but this is one way to enjoy the overview of Georgetown. Temperatures here are also a delightful treat after the humidity of the lowlands. The funicular train also adds to the excitement of ascending and descending this place.

    Do hire a buggy at MYR 30 per head to explore the place expediently. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature with a few surprises from monkeys and giant squirrels.

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    Nel N

    2 months ago

    I was hoping to get a cooler weather up here but I was sweating just as much. There is not much to see here as many other tourist spots are privatized and you need to pay for entry. Hope to see more greens in this place than developments.

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    Nick A

    3 months ago

    Unfortunately the viewing deck was under construction when I visited. There are some nice spots where you still can enjoy a good view from the hill. If you visit this place during a workday or Sunday there most probably won’t be any queues. If the weather is clear, during sunset the views should be very nice. Also, you can find some very pretty monkeys there. If you are in Penang definitely recommend.

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    Haura Liew

    4 months ago

    We bought the fast lane tickets for trains. But since the school holidays, many queued. The view was amazing, the food up there was delicious and there are many beautiful views from the top of the hill. But overall, we enjoyed our trip here. Worth every penny. Will definitely be back again.

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