Penang Hill is one of the foremost tourist destination located in Air Itam. It is a hill resort with number of peaks situated in Penang, Malaysia. The flora and fauna of Penang Hill are cherished worldwide for its wide variety of species. These species are mostly nocturnal such as bats, civets, flying lemur etc whereas some of the mammals sighted in the Penang Hill are monkey, wild boars, squirrels etc. The Penang Hill is a famous tourist destination among all other hill stations in Malaysia. People visit Penang Hill from far off places to relax and enjoy the sizzling sunshine along with a beautiful view of the city in the night sky.
The Penang Hill is considered as an important hill station for its viability to offer tourists different packaged schemes of comfort and entertainment. It is located close to Georgetown city which makes it one of the favorable spots for citizens of Georgetown to visit it on a regular basis. A famous hill named Bukit Bendera is around 2750 feet or 830 meters higher than the Georgetown city lying at the foot of the hill. Its height has its own added advantage such as less population, decrease in temperature, calm atmosphere etc. Most people come to Penang Hill in order to relax and enjoy its fabulous dining experience.
Places to Visit
The top of the Penang Hill hosts wide variety of customer oriented places such as tea kiosk, restaurants, souvenir stalls, mosque, hindu temples. Apart from these, tourists travelling from far off places choose Old Belevue hotel as their primary choice of accommodation as it offers beautiful scenery from each of its room. Moreover, the room service is quite exceptional as the hotel serves fabulous Malaysian and Thai dishes.
How to reach Penang Hill
The most convenient route to reach Penang Hill is through Penang Hills Railway Station. It offers extraordinary facility to reach Flagstaff railway station from Air Itam through furnicular railway. The Penang Hill railway is one of the most admired railway in the whole world for its scenic beauty and modern technology. The railway takes around 5 to 10 minutes to reach the top of the hill whereas earlier it used to take 25 to 30 minutes to cover the distance of more than 2007 meters.
Planning to head down to Penang Hill?
Here are some TIPS+ ESSENTIAL INFORMATION if you are planning to head towards Penang Hill anytime soon.
What is the best time to explore Penang Hill? The opening hours is from 6.30AM to 9.30PM.
How to get to Penang Hill? (a) One can easily reach the Penang Hill by taking a Rapid bus 2-6 (b) Take a cab ride.
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Address : Air Hitam, Penang