Georgetown, named after King George III, is synonymous with history. Colonial buildings, Chinese shop-houses and Little India makes the inner city of Georgetown easily one of the most interesting and charming cities in Asia. A heritage Jewel that is largely intact.
Visit the Thai Buddhist Temple (Wat Chayamangkalaram), which houses the 4th largest Reclining Buddha in the world measuring 108-ft long. Siting across the road is The Dharmikarama Burmese Temple where you will see the famous Golden Reclining Buddha statue and be awed by the intricate architecture of both temples.
This is followed by another jewel of George Town: the
You will marvel at the painstaking restoration of this mansion and its unique antique furniture and woodwork.
Not to be missed is the majestic Khoo Kongsi, one of the most beautiful Chinese clan houses to be built outside of China. Comes with great historical and cultural values... its walls, pillars and roof are decorated with intricate carvings, statues, paintings and coloured tiles.