UNESCO Cycling Excursion

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day tour

Tour Level: Moderate

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: Morning

tour highlights

  • Explore the fascinating capital city of Penang by bicycle
  • Admire Georgetown's old-world charm
  • Soak up the alluring sights and smells of the city
  • Visit the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
  • Wander through the 180-year old Sri Maha Mariamman Temple

tour details

Georgetown is a UNESCO World Heritage city and is the capital city of Penang. Full of cultural diversity, the character of Georgetown is expressed through its architecture, lifestyle and the old world charm of its streets and coffee shops. You’ll begin your tour at 8:00am when you commence your bicycle adventure, riding through the streets of historic Georgetown. Your first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Along the way, you’ll see the St George Church, Kuan Yin Temple and the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple. Like most Dravidian-style temples, this one sports a tower covered in brightly painted statues. You’ll also visit Kapitan Kling Mosque and Chulia Street before cutting into Love Lane and Muntri Street – the infamous “red light” districts of by gone days.

tour description

Unesco World Heritage "Georgetown", the capital city of Penang, has an extensive heritage environment with historical communities and living traditions. The historic core of Georgetown is best surveyed on foot and by bicycle. The cultural diversity of this place is expressed in the minute details of its architecture, lifestyle and the old world charm of its old streets and coffee shops. In the morning around 0800hrs you will be transferred to Georgetown and pick up your bicycle. Ride through the streets of old Georgetown on a bicycle. Take in all the sights, smells and sounds of the inner city, Visit Unesco World Heritage site of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion -The famous indigo-blue mansion is built by Cheong Fatt Tze. The mansion was built in 1880. An architectural legacy with 38 rooms, 05 courtyards, 07 staircases and a fascinating display of "Feng Shui" subtleties. Riding through historical Faquhar Road, passing St. Xaviers' Institution and Convent Light Street - both established in the 19th century by early Christian missionaries. Proceed to Pitt Street - Also called as "Street of Harmony". This is a place where Houses of worship representing various world religious are lined up along an axis.You may able see the St George Church - build on 1818, Kuan Yin Temple (Goddess of Mercy) - build on 1800, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple - build on 1833. Like most Dravidian-style temples, this one sports a sculptured tower or Gopuram, covered in brightly painted statues of gods and goddesses. The primary deity is the goddess Amman, or Maha Mariaman, worshipped as the mother of the universe by Hindu devotees and Kapitan Kling Mosque - build on 1801- named after the Indian Muslim merchant, the "Kapitan Keling" (headman) Caudeer Mohudeen who built it in the early 19th century. It features an ocher yellow facade and dome-shaped minaret reflecting Moorish Islamic influence. Tourists should be properly attired when entering the mosque. Continue along Chulia Street, cutting into Love Lane and Muntri Street, the infamous "red light" districts of by gone days.

includes

  • Transfer included : Yes
  • Tour include entrance ticket and with service of the tour guide.

excludes

  • Meals included : None

notes

  • Tour operation is subject to weather condition and tour routing is subject to change with or without prior notice.
Tour code: PENDMUNB
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