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Penang Botanical Gardens

The certain stillness that surrounds the place is occasionally disturbed by the loud chirping of birds -- this is what it is like when you are inside the small paradise of Penang Botanical Gardens.

It’s like paradise preserved so well — the botanical garden is a vast, well-kept area overflowing with greenery, different kinds of flora and fauna, and filled with exotic plants you can only see in Malaysia. The garden is divided into 12 different areas, each has special features of their own — in each section, visitors have the chance to explore rainforests, learn in-depth details about certain plants, see unique flowers on display, and witness how plants are taken care of in the garden’s nursery. Whether your visit is intended to explore and learn more about nature, or if you simply want to relax, unwind, and enjoy the peace ever so present in the area, Penang Botanical Gardens sure is a great choice if you are in Georgetown.



The Penang Botanical Gardens is located at Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.


Opening Days and Hours

The garden is open from 5:00 to 20:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the gardens is free. Several Penang Tours make a stop at this garden. Price per tour ranges from RM 265 to RM 375 (USD 68 to USD 95).


How to Get There

  • Fly to Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas via Malaysian Airlines.
  • From the airport, you can take a taxi to Georgetown.
  • From Georgetown, take bus 10 to Penang Botanical Gardens.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

You can stay in this place for 1 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

Most of the tourists visit the garden during the morning. Best time to visit if you want to avoid the crowd is between 15:00 to 17:00.



  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing



Within 400-metres, you can find several dining places near Penang Botanical Gardens. Choose from Hakka Tree, Garden Paradis, Double Dragon, Goodall Cafe, and Sa Rang Chae Korean Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Bee Gallery Penang
  • Colonial Penang Museum
  • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple



Hotels around Penang Botanical Garden include Hotel Waterfall, Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel, Holiday Inn Resort, Garden Inn Hotel, Berjaya Penang Hotel, Sunway Hotel Georgetown. Four Points Hotel, and Straits Quay Suites. Rates range from USD 120 to USD 250.

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