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Thai Airways Flights to Penang (PEN)

Popular Offers for Tickets to Penang*

  1. BKK-PEN

    Bangkok (BKK) to Penang (PEN)

    22/06/2019-

    24/06/2019

    THB 6,360

    ​Round trip | Economy

  2. TYO-PEN

    Tokyo (TYO) to Penang (PEN)

    12/07/2019-

    16/07/2019

    JPY 71,210

    ​Round trip | Economy

  3. DEL-PEN

    Delhi (DEL) to Penang (PEN)

    04/08/2019-

    01/09/2019

    INR 23,322

    ​Round trip | Economy

  4. KIX-PEN

    Osaka (KIX) to Penang (PEN)

    05/06/2019-

    07/06/2019

    JPY 94,940

    ​Round trip | Economy

  5. NRT-PEN

    Tokyo (NRT) to Penang (PEN)

    17/08/2019-

    16/11/2019

    JPY 226,650

    ​Round trip | Economy

  6. SIN-PEN

    Singapore (SIN) to Penang (PEN)

    25/07/2019-

    31/07/2019

    SGD 503

    ​Round trip | Economy

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Compare Airfare Deals to Penang*

  1. Bangkok (BKK) to Penang (PEN)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    BKK - PEN

    28/01/2020

    PEN - BKK

    01/02/2020

    THB 7,285
  2. London (LHR) to Penang (PEN)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    LHR - PEN

    22/08/2019

    PEN - LHR

    01/09/2019

    GBP 859
  3. Chennai (MAA) to Penang (PEN)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    MAA - PEN

    28/09/2019

    PEN - MAA

    07/10/2019

    INR 24,551
  4. Paris (CDG) to Penang (PEN)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    CDG - PEN

    18/10/2019

    PEN - CDG

    02/11/2019

    EUR 1,025
  5. Tokyo (NRT) to Penang (PEN)

    ​Round trip | Economy
    NRT - PEN

    08/09/2019

    PEN - NRT

    12/09/2019

    JPY 73,160

*Best fares on flights found by others in the last 48 hours.

Thai Airways Flights to Penang (PEN)

Traveling to Penang

Overview

Malaysia’s cultural melting pot arrives steaming to the table in Penang, where Taoist temples and the mansions of Peranakan (Straits Chinese) merchants share the streets with Malay mosques and South Indian Hindu temples. Once a British colonial trading hub, this idyllic tropical island is now renowned for its beaches, cultural treasures and fabulous food.

Getting around

The historic centre of Georgetown is easily explored on foot, by rented bicycle or by trishaw, and taxis and the air-conditioned buses of the Central Area Transit network provide access to other parts of the island. To reach the summit of Penang Hill, board the funicular railway at Air Itam.

See & do

Start your explorations in the historic centre of Georgetown, where Penang’s rich colonial history is written large in museums and monuments. The air is heavy with Chinese incense at the historic Kuan Yin and Khoo Kongsi temples, while ceiling fans calmly stir the air at the Kapitan Keling Mosque, founded by Indian traders in the 1800s.

The Hindu community are represented by colourful temples across the city, including the handsome Sri Mariamman Temple on Lebuh Queen. Colonial architecture is in rich supply, from stately Peranakan homes such as the Blue Mansion to the battlements of Fort Cornwallis. The Penang Museum brings Penang’s colonial history vividly to life.

Georgetown is only the beginning. From the suburb of Air Itam, a funicular railway climbs to the summit of Penang Hill, which offers stunning views across the island. Nearby are the island’s agreeably tropical Botanical Gardens and the towering seven-tiered pagoda that soars above the Kek Lok Si Temple.

Circling round the island, Batu Ferringhi has the best of the beaches, with a long sweep of blonde sand and a scattering of beach resorts. There are more stunning strips of sand inside Penang National Park, accessible from the fishing village of Teluk Bahang.

Hidden gems

There’s plenty to see off the main tourist trail. Start with the city’s eclectic street art, created by mural artists such as Ernest Zacharevic along Armenian Street and Lebuh Ah Quee. The backstreets of Georgetown spring to life on the last Sunday of every month, as the Little Penang Street Market fills the north end of Lebuh Penang. En route to Penang’s beaches, stop off at the Snake Temple in Sungai Kluang, where sacred vipers slither across the shrines. Pick up a local map to find dozens more historic temples, mosques and shrines scattered around the streets of old Georgetown.

Food & drink

Penang hawker food is famous across Asia, with hundreds of vendors stewing, stir-frying and boiling everything from Thai-style tom yam soup to Chinese-inspired char kway teow noodles and the city’s legendary Assam laksa, flavoured with mackerel, sour tamarind and lemongrass. As you might expect, Little India bubbles with Indian flavours, while Jalan Burma is a banquet of Malay and Nyonya cooking and Lebuh Cintra stirs up a Chinese feast. For fine dining, head to the top hotels – Kebaya at the Seven Terraces fuses Asian flavours with French haute cuisine.

Weather in Penang

Tuesday moderate rain
26°C 21/05/2019
Wednesday light rain
28°C 22/05/2019
Thursday light rain
29°C 23/05/2019
Friday light rain
29°C 24/05/2019
Saturday overcast clouds
29°C 25/05/2019
Sunday overcast clouds
29°C 26/05/2019
Monday overcast clouds
29°C 27/05/2019
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