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Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

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Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

I will be staying at Evergreen Lauren Hotel in George Town.

May I know which is recommended? Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill? Some people mentioned that Bukit Genting hill is actually better than penang hill. Is it true?

May I know if we Penang Hill and Ke Lok Si temple, where else can we visit that is on the way? Will getting a tour on this area the best option? Can bus reach penang hill and Ke Lok Si Temple?

If we are going to Bukit Genting Hill, where else can we go that is nearby?

Thank you very much!

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1. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

Not sure why the owner calls it "Bukit Genting Hill", because "Bukit" already means "Hill" in Malay.

Basically it is a Thai seafood restaurant located on a hilltop with some animal sculptures and panoramic views to the southern part of the island. Difficult to get to if you have no transport as you need to drive up yourself.

Penang Hill is served by the RapidKL buses and you go up by funicular railway. On a clear day you get good views of George Town from up top and even the mainland across the straits. Kek Lok Si Temple which is nearby also can be combined with a trip to Penang Hill.

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2. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

Kek Lok Si and Penang Hill are within Ayer Itam area and can be reached by Rapid bus from Komtar or Weld Quay transport hub. You can ask the staff there for the bus number.

Bukit Genting is on a different part of the island, nearer to the airport but can only be reached by private transport.

Bukit Genting is a privately run Thai restaurant cum guesthouse with a themed garden on a hilltop . Advisable to get a four wheeler with a driver as the road is rather narrow and windy. It is known for the gorgeous sunset view, so the best time is to arrive around 6pm and followed up with an average Thai cuisine dinner.

Bukit Genting is on the way to Balik Pulau, which is visited for their durians, so nothing much there unless you like to see trees and kampungs.

Advisable to have a reservation if you intend to vist Bukit Genting during the weekends and holidays.

Google and facebook has the details and pics .

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3. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

Thank you Cassandra,

So if I am going to pinang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple, I can just take bus. Do i need one wholeday to cover this place? is there any lunch or dinner place that we can go on this trip?

Thank you!

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4. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

Hi Jadamros,

Thank you. Seems that many people will still go to Pinang Hill and Kek Lok Si temple right? Do i need 1 whole day to cover Pinang Hill and Kek Lok Si Temple? Thanks!

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5. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

I allocate about 4 hours to visit both the Hill and Temple.

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6. Re: Bukit Genting Hill or Penang Hill?

Dear Snowymango,

30 minutes drive to Penang hill around 7am (weekdays add another 30minute for traffic). 15 minutes going up the Penang hill by tram. wonder around up there (+ photo) 45 minutes to 1 hrs before head back down.

Then, 10 minutes drive to Kek LoK si. 1-1.30hrs at Kek Lok si. Nearby is air itam market. Plenty of food available and a famous laksa stall there.

If you go early (say 7am start your journey). By 11am you should complete both and on the way back.

If you take public bus. Roughly by 2-3pm you should reach hotel.

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