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5 Best Place in Penang to visit for a dose of nature

Up close with nature

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the concrete jungle, and spend some time with nature when you are in Penang. You can choose to explore natural habitats through guided tours, or simply take a stroll by yourself through public gardens to enjoy the fresh air. For those who are more adventurous, outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, or canoeing are also available.

1. Tropical Spice Garden

Address: Lot 595, Mukim 2, Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Phone Number: +6 04 881 1797 
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 6:00pm

It’s easy to lose yourself in Southeast Asia’s only award-winning spice garden, which has over 500 species of tropical plants and fruits. Offering fun and wholesome family adventures, visitors can learn about Malaysia’s plants and spices through garden tours, participate in cooking classes, and relax at the outdoor café, which overlooks the Straits of Malacca and the shoreline of Teluk Bahang.

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2. Penang National Park

Address: Jalan Hassan Abas, Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang
Phone Number: +6 04 881 3530
Opening Hours: 7:30am to 6:00pm

Declared a national park in 2003, and located northwest of Penang, the 2,522ha Penang National Park is only an 18-minute drive away from PARKROYAL Penang Resort. Featuring five habitats in one location, the park has a wide array of activities including fishing, hiking, jungle trekking, sandcastle building, canopy walking, picnicking, camping and canoeing at the Mangrove Forest.

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3. Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm

Address: Jalan Teluk Bahang, 11050 Penang 
Phone Number:  +6 04 888 8111 
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 7:00pm

Located not far from our beach resort, Entopia is a tropical nature reserve park housing winged insects that fly around freely. This sanctuary is expected to be the nation’s largest butterfly and dragonfly garden with more than 15,000 free-flying butterflies. Other attractions include the Cocoon Indoor Discovery Centre and the Natureland Outdoor Gardens, which features the Mystery Cave, Montane Pass, Aroma Trail, Grassland, and more.est piece of glasswork in Malaysia, it also carries souvenir items like fridge magnets, glass wall clocks, and paper weights.

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4. Penang Botanic Gardens

Address: Penang Botanic Gardens, 10470 George Town, Penang
Phone Number:  +6 04 227 0428 
Opening Hours: 5:00am to 9:00pm

Penang Botanic Gardens is a public park, which was established in 1884 by Charles Curtis. Also known by locals as Waterfall Gardens because of the flowing waterfall nearby, it is a place to enjoy fresh air, and admire over 10,000 species of plants that live naturally in the gardens. In time to come, it will be recognised as a natural heritage park as well.

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5. The Habitat Penang Hill

Address: Bukit Bendera, 11300 Penang
Phone Number:  +6 04 826 7677 
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

A must-visit destination for nature lovers, the Habitat Penang Hill is a place to explore the rainforest of Malaysia. Besides the beautiful greenery and landscape, it also features the Nature Trail, Canopy Walk, Treetop Walk, Red Garden, Butterfly Bank, Yellow Garden, Purple Garden, Ginger Grove and Fragrant Garden. The various trails and walks are suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Wheelchairs and strollers will also be provided to cater to the disabled. 

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