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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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Things to do in George Town

What to Do

Looking for things to do in George Town? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Penang Street Art

Penang Street Art

6.5
4.7/5530 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Komtar

Komtar

6.3
4.3/5177 Reviews
"Modern Architecture"
Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

Rainbow Skywalk, Penang Attractions

6.3
4.7/551 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"
Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

5.9
4.6/5194 Reviews
"Exhibition Halls"
"Museums"
Clan Jetties of Penang

Clan Jetties of Penang

5.9
4.3/5367 Reviews
"Bridges"
"Historical Sites"
George Town

George Town

5.8
4.6/5145 Reviews
Wonder Food Museum

Wonder Food Museum

5.4
4.9/596 Reviews
"Museums"
Lorong Love

Lorong Love

5.3
4.5/5287 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
The TOP Penang, Theme Park Penang

The TOP Penang, Theme Park Penang

5.3
4.7/573 Reviews
"Aquariums"
"Theme Parks"
Penang Little India

Penang Little India

5.2
4.2/5118 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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Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
Amari Spice Penang

Amari Spice Penang

4.6/5510 Reviews
Jazz Hotel Penang

Jazz Hotel Penang

4.4/5246 Reviews
Penang Marriott Hotel

Penang Marriott Hotel

4.7/569 Reviews
AC Hotel by Marriott Penang
Ascott Gurney Penang

Ascott Gurney Penang

4.5/5346 Reviews
G Hotel Gurney

G Hotel Gurney

4.7/5180 Reviews
G Hotel Kelawai

G Hotel Kelawai

4.7/5257 Reviews

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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Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

4.3/5111 Reviews
Avg. USD1/person
"Bakery"
"Time-honored Brand"
Toh Soon Cafe

Toh Soon Cafe

4.5/5178 Reviews
Avg. USD2/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Ho Ping Kopitiam

Ho Ping Kopitiam

4.0/518 Reviews
Avg. USD1/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Tai Tong Restaurant

Tai Tong Restaurant

4.6/540 Reviews
Avg. USD5/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
"Dim Sum"
Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

Hong Kee Wan Thun Mee

4.3/521 Reviews
Avg. USD4/person
"Snacks"
Mews Cafe

Mews Cafe

4.3/511 Reviews
Avg. USD13/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Afternoon Tea"
Teksen Restaurant

Teksen Restaurant

4.3/549 Reviews
Avg. USD9/person
"Asian Cuisine"
"Time-honored Brand"
Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining & Lounge

4.2/513 Reviews
Avg. USD78/person
"Western-style"
"Historic Building"
My Own Cafe

My Own Cafe

4.0/55 Reviews
Avg. USD1/person
"Southeast Asian"
"Afternoon Tea"
Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

Macallum Connoisseurs Coffee Company

4.5/56 Reviews
Avg. USD7/person
"Coffee Shop"
"Open Late"
The Safe Room

The Safe Room

4.3/515 Reviews
Avg. USD10/person
"Bakery"
"Afternoon Tea"
Super Star Chicken Feet Koay Teow Soup 天皇卤味

Super Star Chicken Feet Koay Teow Soup 天皇卤味

4.5/584 Reviews
Avg. USD2/person
"Snacks"

George Town Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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