Here we are, week 180 for Travel Photo Thursday! Welcome! The semester is winding down, although I have to be here longer than usual this year. Living in a culture where everything happens at the last minute makes personal planning a real challenge. I finally know for sure that I can leave anytime after July 11th, so last night I booked my flight to Penang. I even managed to use my frequent flyer points, which was totally unexpected. My jaw dropped when I actually saw the availability pop up on the screen. Not that long ago I mentioned that I thought I would spend the summer in Langkawi, but as much as I like the island, I decided that I would probably be bored after a week. There’s lots to do in Penang, and the food scene there is one of the best in Asia. I may even get to hop over to Langkawi for a few days. We’ll see. Today I’m sharing some photos of past visits to this lovely island city.
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Looking forward to actually seeing the inside of Kek Lok Si temple this time. The largest Buddhist temple in South East Asia, as impressive as it is on the outside, I’d say it must be just as much so on the inside. I first saw this temple on my to Penang Hill, and it was my intention to stop in on return. Well the camera gremlins weren’t cooperating that day. By the time I came down from the hill the batteries were dead, and my SD card was full. That’s not happening this time!
There’s also Kuan Yin Temple in Penang’s historic Georgetown. Photo opportunities abound, and not to be missed at the full moon. Love the smoke from the smoldering incense!
Historical Love Lane in the center of Penang’s Georgetown. You’ll find some fabulous architecture here. The lane is full of quaint guest houses, hostels, and hotel; a perfect place to stay.
Sunset in Georgetown…
And of course, what Penang is known for; it’s amazing food. Who can resist onion baji?
Penang also has come gorgeous white sand beaches. Unfortunately, those shots seem to be on a hard drive that didn’t want to cooperate today. Do trust me, if you get to Penang, don’t miss the beach!
This is the 180th edition of Travel Photo Thursday. You can browse the archives here.
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