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GPS: 5.4215, 100.3344
Altitude: 9 m
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 Aura: 80Reviews: 1692011-08-24 08:44:01
George Town is the capital city of state Puala Pinang in Malaysia . The city has a fascinating and well preserved historic, which is on the UNESCO World Culture Heritage List.

About George Town

George Town is located in the northwest corner of the island of Penang, about 350 km northwest of the capital city of Malaysia the city of Kuala Lumpur . The city was founded in 1786 by Francis Light - the captain of the British East India Company. Francis Light gained the island of Penang from the Sultan of Kedah. Firstly, the Fort Cornwallis had been built and with time it has became part of the growing trade settlements. A hundred years later, George Town became a city of the European style, with markets, banks, churches, commercial port and narrow streets.

Points of interest

George Town looks like European city on the first sight, but there is also Chinatown with Kuan Yin Teng Temple and Indian district with a colourful Sri Mariamman Temple. Tehre are alos a number of mosques in the city - the most interesting one is Acheen mosque from 1808. One can also visit the temple of Wat Chayamankalaram where the third largest gold Buddha in the world is located. Visitors can visit local botanical garden, Snake Temple (Temple of snakes) , or the look-out on Pulau Pinang Hill (730 m) , from which almost the whole city can be admired.

Cities around

George Town (0km)Kulim (25km)Sungai Petani (30km)

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