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Landmarks and Monuments You Can’t Miss
A visit to Kek Lok Si Temple is often included on the itinerary of many travellers with flights to Penang. This temple is one of the largest in Southeast Asia and is an important pilgrimage site for many devout Buddhists. Apart from the spiritual significance, travellers on cheap flights to Penang can also marvel at the temple’s architectural elements. The Chinese, Thai, and Burmese styles are capped off with a massive 36.5-metre sculpture of the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin. If you’re planning return flights to Penang to escape the Southern Hemisphere winter, head to the beaches at Batu Ferringhi. You’ll find many upscale resorts along the stretches of golden sands around the area, and the waters are mild enough for swimming and snorkelling. Khoo Kongsi is a favourite destination for many tourists booking an airfare to Penang. What used to be a famed clan-house has now been transformed into a museum that features intricately carved designs of Chinese influence. You’ll find an oversized temple altar decorated with gold leaf and ancestral tablets. Check the tour schedule before touching down on your flights to Penang to see if the Chinese Opera is performing here during your holiday. No matter If you’re booking cheap flights to Penang for business or for your entire family, be sure to visit Penang Hill during your stay. This is one of the most popular attractions in the entire city. An old-fashioned funicular will take you to the top of the hill that reaches 812 metres above sea level, where you can take in panoramic views of the surrounding areas.
Cafes and Restaurants
All visitors arriving in Malaysia aboard flights to Penang should make sure they’ve packed their appetite; Penang is a food-lover’s heaven. Feast on noodles - rice, wheat, vermicelli, egg - that are used in incredible Malaysian dishes, all full of lip-smacking flavour and ingredients. One of the best places to uncover amazing Penang tastes are hawker centres. If you arrive at Penang International Airport (PEN) in the morning, head straight for the Pulau Tikus Hawker Centre. This busy morning market includes a collection of cafes selling fare such as chee cheong fun (flat rice noodles smothered in soya sauce, bean, and chilli), mee goreng (spicy fried noodles) and local specialties. If you’ve travelled to George Town on flights to Penang before, you may have visited the busy Gurney Drive Hawker Stalls. Vendors in this district specialise in Chinese-Malay dishes including laksa, rojak (a combination of crispy fruits and vegetables in a thick, sweet dressing) and the crushed-ice dessert, cendol. If you’re not sure where to eat after arriving on evening return flights to Penang, head to Lorong Baru (New Lane) Hawker Stalls. This evening haunt is known for char koay kak (wok-fried rice cakes, egg, preserved radish, and bean sprouts) and a version of Hokkien mee (mixed noodles in a piquant prawn broth). You won’t want to miss the sights, sounds, and tastes found at the Chulia Street Night Market. Use extra spending money saved on tickets to Penang found on Webjet to indulge in a delicious spread of dishes from the various carts. Try creamy laksas, wonton mie, noodle and dumpling dishes, but be sure to save room for dessert - perhaps a Malaysian-style carrot cake.
The Best Time to Visit
If you’re searching for the best time to save on cheap flights to Penang, look to travel in between February through May. The island experiences warm days averaging 32°C during these winter months. Temperatures between March through May don’t rise much higher than 32.5°C. Spring doesn’t see much rain but the heat tends to equal lower tourist numbers. This is a great time to make travel plans for hotels, excursions, and flights to Penang for the entire family. Warm summer days with little to no rain seems to drive tourists to the beaches of George Town. June through August will see an influx of tourists causing the price of hotel and airfare to Penang to rise. Autumn is by far the busiest season to travel on return flights to Penang. September through November can see comfortable days with highs reaching 30°C. Humidity is lower creating the perfect setting for outdoor exploring and beach excursions. If you’re planning autumn flights to Penang, be sure to book all hotels and excursions well in advance.