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“Lovely ride by cable car to the hill resort.”
Review of Penang Hill

Penang Hill
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US$7.75*
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Penang Hill Funicular Ticket
Ranked #17 of 148 things to do in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 2016 exceed 1.6million.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely environment,clean and very pleasant.
Beautiful sight from the hill and tropical plants.
Has an old Hindu Temple and a Mosque......both just pleasant.
Food....Had a large ,fruit filled ice cream.......worth the visit.
I recommend this visit. The cost is not expensive.....enjoy.

Thank Jaswant J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the views from top and enjoyed our ride up the hill. Though there was unexplained wait when we were coming back in evening as train was standing in station for 20 odd mina with us all waiting in line to get in train before they let us in. We went just before evening so we were able to enjoy the Penang skyline in daylight and at night both.

Thank AqeelMaqbool
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit if you are in Penang. The train ride to the top is great. There are many activities on Penang hill itself and the people and food court are great. We HIGHLY recommend to visit the MONKEY CUP CAFE.

Thank Jamie G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see activity when in Penang. We took a very fast cable car to the top of Penang hill and after a walk around took a golf cart a further 4km up the hill for further views. There are lots of activities once you get to the top to keep too busy for a few hours and a number of choices in places to eat.

Thank VickyT_TravelBug
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is interesting to use train climbing to reach the top. The hill also offer beautiful view to see penang town and acean. Many activity can do in this place such as shopping, take a picture with birds or snake, only see the town from hill, walking activity, etc.

Thank Farah2002
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