Leaving the port in Georgetown you will head to the Kek Lok Si Temple, thought of as the largest Buddhist temple complex in Malaysia. The name Kek Lok Si means "The Temple of Supreme Bliss". As this is a major tourist spot, you will have the advantage of arriving earlier than all the tourist buses. Another name for this temple is the 'Million Buddhas Precious Pagoda" and its tower of simple Chinese saddle-arched eaves along with its elaborate Thai arched windows is topped by a golden Burmese crown called a stupa.
Included in your visit is the 7-Tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas. Whether this is your first visit to a Buddha temple or you have toured them in the past, there is nothing more spiritual than watching the many Buddhists come and pay homage to the spirit of this religion. One cannot help but feel affected by their beliefs - in a good way. You will also see the Bronze Statue of the Goddess.
Now moved by the dedication you witness to this religion, you will return to Georgetown to take the funicular train for a fabulous panoramic view of the city. The elevation of 833m above sea level provides a cool hill retreat from the tropical heat below for a such a scenic view and you can experience the flora and fauna around you. A better understanding of its location will be the outcome, as well as your understanding of the size of the city.
On the eastern tip of Pulau Penang you will see the area that marks the spot where the British fleet under Captain Francis Light disembarked in July, 1786. Though this was a significant moment in Malaysian history, the location is marked by a gallery of history and a handicraft center inside the walls of Fort Cornwallis.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 09:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Food and beverages and gratuities are not included. Your guide will make suggestions for your lunch.
- Please dress comfortably for your tour. There will be some walking.
- If you are on a ship, the sight seeing might be shortened due to limited time dependent on the ship’s schedule. ShoreTrips must do this in advance of your arrival.