George Town

George Town

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George Town, the capital of the island state of Penang, is known for its British colonial buildings, Mosques and Chinese shophouses. The town was once an important hub of trading in the Straits of Malacca. You can find many Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines side by side here. The third longest Buddha statue in the world Wat Chayamangkalaram is located in George Town. The Mahamariayamman temple, built-in 1728, is a famous tourist attraction in Malaysia. The beautiful mosque of Masjid Kapitan Keling is close to the temple. Further, you can pay a visit to the historical Clan Jetty, enjoy the street food and attend the month-long George town festival during your Malaysia tour.