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George Town in Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet

Top 10 Cities to Visit in Malaysia - George Town

Great news once again for Malaysia as George Town is listed as Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet recently.

The news was out that the popular travel guide listed George Town as the fourth-best city to visit in its Best in Travel 2016 list so Penang will be seeing an influx of visitors for next year.

George Town in Top 10 Cities to Visit 

While Penang Island offers various tourism activities, George Town is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities and is highly popular with both local and foreign tourists.

Most visitors would be seen walking or cycling around George Town to explore the many interesting places and buildings, spotting popular street art and the highlight which is the local hawker food scene around here. 

Malaysia Top 10 Cities to Visit
The beautiful pre-war colonial buildings in George Town, Penang
Below are the Top 10 Best Cities to Visit for 2016

1. Kotor in Montenegro
2. Quito in Ecuador
3. Dublin in Ireland
4. George Town in Penang, Malaysia
5. Rotterdam in The Netherlands
6. Mumbai in India
7. Fremantle in Perth, Australia
8. Manchester in the United Kingdom
9. Nashville in the USA
10. Rome in Italy

Below are various photographs of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. 

Penang George Town
Bicycles are a great way to explore George Town in Penang
Top 10 Cities to Visit by Lonely Planet
George Town offers numerous styles of old colonial buildings
Malaysia Top 10 Cities to Visit
Some of the well-maintained buildings turned into businesses in George Town, Penang
Heritage Museum in Penang
The Penang Peranakan Museum is a great place to visit in George Town
George Town in Penang is connected via two bridges from the mainland and alternatively, you can take the classic ferry back and forth or simply fly in as a number of airlines connect there via Kuala Lumpur.

The journey via road to Penang is about four to five hours while it is only a one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. Penang also connects to the beautiful Langkawi Island via ferries and flights. 

For those traveling here on a budget, I did an article on Free Things to do in Penang while for the food traveler, you should make it a point to try the local Hawker Food in Penang as it is noted as one of the best places in Malaysia for foodies.


You can read the original posting on George Town listed in Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet while for next year, Visit Malaysia would be a rather interesting year as we look forward to the directives of Tourism Malaysia to see what will be promoted here in Malaysia to the world. 

1 comment

Tukang Jalan Jajan said...

Always go to this place if i go to Malaysia. Nice place