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Penang Botanical Gardens

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Jalan Air Terjun, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-227 0428
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As a friend of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens it was great to see a friends group at our sister city Penang. My sister and I loved the way the Penang BG seemed to have been “carved” out of the jungle. Interested to see the way...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2satravellers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would not go back. The gardens were very run down and need a lot of work. Very disappointing and a waste of time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anne F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Botanical garden is well designed water fall is small and good Mantinance by management. I Will return to this garden once again hopefully not raining next time

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some cool displays of flowers, a lot of trees and forest really. Took a trip around the gardens in a golf cart, which I think was sufficient amount of time spent there and it was easier as it is quite large.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank row878
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always good to walk about here, can come and exercise or just amble about. Plenty to see, some things are in enclosed houses and don't open everyday. Many people come early (opens 5am) to run and do their exercises. Later it is less busy as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank millhouze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As stated above, it is a very nice place to do your daily walks through out the day! In the early days, one can drive into the gardens but now it is for walks. There is also a garden centre in it where you can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alfie042014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I like to walk in this garden. The air was fresh and the design of the garden was great. I learned a lot about spices in the garden too. I also like the Thai restaurant inside the garden. Food was great but need to make...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank hsuand2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An enjoyable day spent at the Botanical Gardens, it was hot so we opted for the tour in the cart. Lots of identified plants, plenty of monkeys, a couple of water monitors, Sad that the orchid garden was closed.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 12 November 2018

We went during a major holiday, so there were a lot of people. There was a big stair. If you want some serious butt workout, go for it! The view was beautiful. We went to the botanical garden and took pictures. It was so nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Xixi C
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around these gardens, with a beautiful array of plants, a stream and various flowers I found it quite relaxing. Spent a good deal of time watching the monkeys play in a tree and playfully pull each other into the water. This...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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25 October 2017|
Response from ajit636 | Reviewed this property |
not sure best to ask them directly or Penang tourist board.
8 June 2016|
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Response from trevorg912 | Reviewed this property |
I could only find paid guides when I looked for our trip there in march.
5 November 2015|
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Response from aidor | Reviewed this property |
Entry is free for everyone.