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Penang Hill

Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Tingkat 7, Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
+60 4-828 8880
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Penang Hill is the oldest British hill station in Southeast Asia, dated late 1700’s. The highest peak of Penang Hill stand at 833 metres (2,732ft) above sea level. Penang Hill funicular train service started on October 1923 The current funicular trains is the 4th generation system which started its operation on 24th April 2011. The funicular track stretches a distance of 1,996 metres (1.99KM) from lower to Upper Station which is the longest in Asia. Penang Hill funicular tunnel, at 79 metres (258ft) long and 10feet (3.0m) wide with a steepness of 27.9degree, is the steepest tunnel track in the world. There are a total of 52 hill bungalows located on Penang Hill (42 of them are private-owned and 10 bungalows are state-owned). Most of them are more than 100 years old and Bel Retiro (Governors Bungalows) built in1789 is the oldest. Number of visitor to Penang Hill in 2014 exceed 1.36million.
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Jalan Stesen Bukit Bendera | Tingkat 7, Perbadanan Bukit Bendera Pulau Pinang, Air Itam, George Town, Penang Island 10350, Malaysia
+60 4-828 8880
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Reviewed yesterday

There was a long queue going up but the line pushed off quite fast. Trains going up were crowded but I crowd management was fair. The view from the hill was just astounding! Calming....

Thank poean
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our family enjoyed the tram ride up Penang Hill! On our day of visit, It was a cloudy day however we can still see the fabulous view of Penang town and Penang bridge. We took a buggy ride for Rmb$30, the driver acted as a...More

Thank kiyo1412
Reviewed yesterday

Penang Hill, a litlle bit at the outskirts of the city. When I was there there was not so much people...fast lane is really not necessary. We did the trip until there with the hopon hopoff.

Thank Annemie D
Reviewed 2 days ago

The view at the top is fabulous! The cable car ride, in itself, is just a cable car ride but it does pass by some lovely old homes perched on the steep hillside and it is a quick way to get to the top, with...More

Thank jagsupa
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you're the kind who enjoys a good view and scenery don't forget to drop by to Penang Hill whenever you're in Penang! it offers a scenic view for the whole of Penang! Avoid going there during the peak hour to avoid the long waiting...More

Thank Ada s
Reviewed 3 days ago

View was fantastic, that's about all this place has to offer. They need to consider making this place more enticing. It has great potential. The ride's up to the hill was great too, plenty of things to see. There are even some durian trees when...More

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The only place in Penang to have a good view of Georgetown. You can see the two bridges linking Penang island with mainland on a clear day.

Thank JSeng
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Good view with lots to do! There are restaurants and a love lane to put your own locks on, of course you can buy their locks too. It costs us 30+ for the heart board and another 15-30MYR for just the metal lock. Also, there...More

Thank axlim09
Reviewed 3 days ago

Admittedly it was prime time on a weekend when we visited but queuing for an hour and three quarters for the funicular up and then 45 minutes to go down meant the trip was a bore.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 days ago

You need to pick you times and days to visit. Hazy, rainy days not good as the wonderful views are obliterated. Queues are very long and a little disorganised. Long waits to buy tickets but the train trip to the top is worth it. Train...More

Thank justmarigold
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Rahat316 | Reviewed this property |
The easy way to know whether the Temple is open or not is that u ask the hotel reception where u staying. Those people r local and they will know the best. One more thing,Penang hill is one of a kind! Try to go there early... More
18 July 2017|
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Response from PenangHillAdmin | Property representative |
Hi Dimit, Greetings From Penang Hill! First of all, thank you for choosing Penang Hill as one of your tourist destination in Penang. For your kind information, you can use the private jeep service through the jeep track... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from gtan | Reviewed this property |
there are plenty of parking lots at base of hill station. meters away are rows of eateries with parking space right in front of the shops. had a local driver so didn't know if chargeable or any restriction.