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Penang National Park (Taman Negara Pulau Pinang)

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Address: Jalan Hassan Abas,Teluk Bahang, Penang Island, Malaysia
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(604) 881 3530
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USD 107.98*
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Penang National Park Half-Day Trek
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Challenging trekking but very worth

We went there by taxi from Georgetown, cost approximately 24RR. The walk at the beginning is very easy so everyone can do it. Later it became more challenging as there were broken... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there by taxi from Georgetown, cost approximately 24RR. The walk at the beginning is very easy so everyone can do it. Later it became more challenging as there were broken trees or bridges, huge stones. In my view the walk was relatively easy but the temperature made the job and you feel more tired then usually. Take plenty... More 

Thank UtaBorek
Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What to do here mainly is to walk the rugged coastal trail about 3.5 km long to the "main draw" of the Park, namely the Muka Head Lighthouse, with the popular Monkey Beach nearby, although I can't comment on either one of them for having to turn back at about 2.2 km due to a "pretty tricky" spot along the... More 

Thank Myo M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing experience. We registered at the National Park centre before setting off not really knowing what to expect, took loads of water and wore sensible clothes and footwear. Our aim was to get to Monkey Beach and I must admit it was a sensible goal to aim for. The trails were well marked but very hard, uphill and down... More 

Thank Joe M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing National park for trekking. Clean park in the heart of nature. Good path's to go. No need to be afraid even u go alone like i did!

Thank MinnaMarina1
Osaka, Japan
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can enter the park just registered but free. In the park, there are many wild animals! If we walk through about one half hours, we can reach beautiful beach.

Thank kikuya32
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a few hours to kill and decided to head the national park. We decided to do the monkey beach trail. It was a bit of let down. Rubbish everywhere and dirty and just full of people. Wasn't as attractive as I would have hoped. But we did see some cute as monkeys! Will definitely look at doing... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed exploring Penang's National Park. My friend and I trekked along the northern trail, firstly to monkey beach and then up to the lighthouse. Practical tip: wear appropriate footwear as a lot of the trail is a dirt path through the trees. I saw quite a few couples / groups in flip flops who were really struggling with... More 

Thank Chris_Burchill
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked from entrance to monkey beach. Some paths were blocked by fallen trees. We took the boat ride back, it cost 50RM per boat. You can share the ride if they were other passengers.

Thank June F
South Ockendon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose to hike through to Monkey Beach - took us 2 hours at an easy pace as 10 & 8 year old granddaughters with us. There were a few spots where it was necessary to climb over some tree routes but fairly straightforward. The hike allowed us to see water monitors, flying squirrel, smaller lizards and armies of ants... More 

Thank Tracy H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the trail to monkey beach, which is rather too civilized for my taste with a lot of it paved or with stairs, though that makes it accessible to the not so experienced or fit person. Went up to the lighthouse from where the view is priceless! Really recommend it, though it is a quite exhausting climb up. The... More 

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