SPIRITUAL GEORGETOWN

  • Port

    Penang

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Shopping, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR105.0

  • Duration in hours

    8

  • Shore excursion code

    6253

Description

An evocative journey to discover the more spiritual soul of Georgetown and its beautiful Buddhist temples.



What we will see

  • Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple
  • Thai Buddhist Temple
  • Burmese Buddhist Temple
  • Batik factory
  • Khoo Kongsi 
  • Chew Jetty 



What we will do

  • The first stop on our tour is Kek Lok Si, the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia. The monument is located on a hill on the outskirts of the city and is made up of a series of building including the Pagoda of Ten Thousand Buddhas, so called due to its countless alabaster and bronze Buddha statues. The artificial lake surrounded by a garden and known as Sacred Turtle Pond is also very picturesque, as it is populated with hundreds of turtles which, in the Chinese tradition, are symbols of longevity, strength and patience.
  • We then head to the colourful Thai Buddhist Temple with its statue of the reclining Buddha, the fourth longest in the world (32 metres long).
  • The Burmese Buddhist Temple located across the road is a further testimony of Penang’s wealth of cultural diversity.
  • After lunch, we reach Batu Ferringhi, the northernmost tip of Penang, where we visit is a batik factory where we can observe how fabric is decorated using wax and dyes.
  • We then move on to Khoo Kongsi the most beautiful Chinese Clan House to be built outside China. 
  • Before returning to the ship, we stop at a lively seafront, where we can admire evocative stilt houses built by the first Chinese immigrants, a precious testimony of Penang’s past.


What you need to know

  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.
  • You must remove footwear and wear socks to enter the Temple. Legs and shoulders must be covered.