Thursday, February 26, 2015

Penang - Penang Hill

And it seems another must do for CNY in Penang is to ascend Penang Hill to almost 800 meters above George Town. One can ride the funicular or walk up. Guess which one we did? ;-)

So we hopped on a Rapid Penang bus on the 3rd day of the New Year.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

And started up the trail with the locals and tourists; singles, couples, and groups. Along the way there are "rest stops' outfitted with running water, toilets, cooking facilities and fitness equipment.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The trail is in pretty good shape.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Halfway up, the trail runs into a road which even steeper.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Lots of folks at the top. Most took the funicular as road access for vehicles is restricted.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

The view back to George Town was hazy but decent.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

After a swift decent (750 meters lost in 4.5 kilometers) completely on the road, we walked by the Penang Masonic Temple.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Then directly to a late lunch.
George Town, Penang, Malaysia


1 comment:

Liz said...

The Masonic temple is very stately.