Old town of George Town on Penang
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Old Town Georgetown is the historic district of the city of Georgetown and Penang, and the most popular tourist area on the island. It is also known as Old Town or UNESCO World Heritage Zone, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is here that most of the most interesting tourist attractions of Penang are concentrated.
The district is formed by a grid of winding and not very streets, the most famous of which are Armenian Street, Pitt Street, Love Lane, Little India. Each of the streets is unique in its own way, full of architectural and historical sights, temples and mosques, cafes and markets with street food, and on each street you will plunge into a completely different culture: Indian, Chinese, Malay, etc. This is the best area for walking and exploring the sights, and most tourists tend to stay as close as possible to this area or even right in it, because you can walk around the Old Town for hours and days, and on every street and around every corner you will find something new.
Although the old town of Georgetown is not a pedestrian zone, it is comfortable to walk here, since there is very little transport here, and on some streets traffic is limited, there are convenient sidewalks.
🕐 Working hours: around the clock.
💵 Entrance fee / tickets price: free.
🚶 How to get there: the Old Town is located in the center of Georgetown and occupies an impressive area bounded by Jalan Penang, Jalan Prangin streets, and quays. (Old Town Center on the map)