What is around us?

George Town, although multicultural in composite, is predominantly Chinese and a big portion of it is Chinatown – a noisy, crowded, delightful conglomeration of people, goods, mobile stalls and old shophouses. For the best of George Town, walk along Love Lane, Pitt Street, King Street and Carnarvon Street. Certain streets like Chulia Street and Campbell Street are best viewed in the evening, when they burst to life with hawker stalls and nighttime activities. Incidentally, some of the best hawker food are found on these two streets. See also the Southern end of Penang Street for a taste of “Little India.” Along this street are several banana leaf rice restaurants and a Hindu temple. For the best of colonial architecture, see Beach Street and Light Street, where financial institutions and chambers of the State Assembly are housed./dd>
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Lebuh Leith
Cheong Fatt Tze (1840-1917), a Hakka from Tai Pu in the Teochew district, migrated to Java in the 1850s where he prospered and moved his base to Penang in the early 1890s. The Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion was built over seven years from 1896 to 1904 by teams of master craftsmen from China. This mansion is only one of three of its kind left outside China. The mansion is the only stately Chinese-type dwelling representing the best of 18th and 19th century Chinese architecture in the State
Fort Cornwallis
Fort Cornwallis is situated at the spot where Captain Francis Light was supposed to have landed in 1786. Originally a wooden structure, the fort was rebuilt between 1808 and 1810 with convict labour. It was named after Charles Marquis Cornwallis, a distinguished Governor General of India, and designed to protect the harbour from possible French attacks.

How To Find Us

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Peking Hotel is snucked at the heart of Georgetown, with Penang's Heritage Walk all within minutes of walking distance. Taxi stand is just opposit of the hotel, a bus stop right in front of the hotel, Peking Hotel is widely and easily accessible.

  • Taxi Stand right at hotel's door step.
  • Bus stop infront of hotel
  • Penang's Famous Trishaw is just a few steps
  • Unesco World Heriatage Site, Georgetown is within a 5 minutes walk