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George Town Travel Guide

George Town is the capital of the island and state of Penang, off the west coast of peninsular Malaysia known for its mix of cultures and its delicious street hawker food. The city was established in 1786 by the British as one of the three Straits Settlements along with Malacca and Singapore. Today its ancient core of well-preserved buildings provides an authentic view at this vibrant city with traditions that run deep. A mix of settlers from China, India, and beyond have created a mix of ethnic groups that each stay true to their cultures and religions. But perhaps most beloved for its street food, tourists fly in to George Town from across Asia to taste the classic hawker dishes.
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Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

6.1
4.7/5576 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

5.6
4.8/528 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Clan Jetties of Penang

Clan Jetties of Penang

5.5
4.3/5389 Reviews
"Bridges"
"Historical Sites"
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

5.4
4.6/5211 Reviews
"Museums"
George Town

George Town

5.4
4.6/5151 Reviews
Komtar

Komtar

5.1
4.3/5154 Reviews
"Modern Architecture"
Wonder Food Museum

Wonder Food Museum

5.0
4.9/583 Reviews
"Museums"
Lorong Love

Lorong Love

4.9
4.5/5301 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Macallum Street Night Market

Macallum Street Night Market

4.6
4.5/547 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Penang Little India

Penang Little India

4.6
4.2/5122 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in George Town, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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Stallions Suites Penang

Stallions Suites Penang

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The Prestige Hotel Penang
Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
Carnarvon House

Carnarvon House

4.5/510 Reviews
Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

4.6/5541 Reviews
Neo+ Penang

Neo+ Penang

4.2/51,137 Reviews
G Hotel Kelawai

G Hotel Kelawai

4.6/5216 Reviews
Hompton Hotel by The Beach

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top George Town dishes and foodie spots.
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Ho Ping Kopitiam

Ho Ping Kopitiam

4.0/518 Reviews
Avg. GBP1/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

4.3/5111 Reviews
Avg. GBP1/person
"Bakery"
"Famous Restaurants"
Toh Soon Cafe

Toh Soon Cafe

4.5/5178 Reviews
Avg. GBP1/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Tai Tong Restaurant

Tai Tong Restaurant

4.6/538 Reviews
Avg. GBP4/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
"Dim Sum"
Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

4.3/521 Reviews
Avg. GBP3/person
"Snacks"
Mews Cafe

Mews Cafe

4.3/511 Reviews
Avg. GBP10/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Teksen Restaurant

Teksen Restaurant

4.3/549 Reviews
Avg. GBP7/person
"Asian Cuisine"
"Famous Restaurants"
Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

4.2/513 Reviews
Avg. GBP60/person
"Western-style"
"Restaurants in Historic Buildings"
Kebaya Dining Room

Kebaya Dining Room

4.4/521 Reviews
Avg. GBP21/person
"Southeast Asian"
Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

4.5/56 Reviews
Avg. GBP5/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Open Late"
The Safe Room

The Safe Room

4.3/515 Reviews
Avg. GBP8/person
"Bakery"
"Afternoon Tea"
Bali Hai Seafood Market

Bali Hai Seafood Market

4.2/527 Reviews
Avg. GBP6/person
"Seafood"

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