Tourist often visit city Penang to experience its rich culture, natural wonders to fantastic shopping opportunities making it one of Malaysia’s best destinations. It’s natural beauty and striking heritage has made it a popular destination for centuries now among visitors from around the globe. Penang Island is considered as Asia’s famous islands and is widely called as the Pearl of the Orient. Map of Penang is located off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang state consists of the Penang Island with the Map of Penang spread over an area of 285 sq km and a narrow strip of land approximately 760 sq km on the mainland known as Seberang Perai.
Map of Penang, has the state capital Georgetown, which is an active town known for its interesting collection of fine old buildings. The capital city Georgetown is the oldest British colony in Malaysia which has today grown into a prospering modern capital. The views of the soaring skyscrapers, co-existing with traditional villages, called "kampungs” make way for attractive scenes. The city has no dearth of tourist attractions which are in plenty. A visit to the lively Chinatown district, as well as the British colonial architecture around Fort Cornwallis is worth a visit. Some of the other tourist interests include Penang Bird Park, which possess over 400 varieties of birds; Kek Lok Si temple, the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia; and the lovely Botanical Gardens, offering a variety of lush tropical plants.
A visit to some of the famous temples boasting of ancient architecture or historical landmarks is a must when in the city, though Penang's charm is its beautiful beaches as well as rich cultural potpourri. The northern area of the island has the most beautiful of Penang’s beaches and islands located. Despite the increasing population and speedy urbanization, Penang still retains magic in its beaches and islands. It is the second busiest city after Kuala Lumpur and boasts of an amazing list of shopping destinations. From traditional night markets along Batu Ferringhi to expansive shopping malls one can find everything. Moreover, Penang nightlife offers with the best places to unwind and relax. Penang nightlife also quite appeals to tourists with numerous pubs, bars and other entertainment options.