Another Temple I discovered on one of my many visits to Penang is the Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple, This is the tallest Hindu temple in Malaysia. Make sure you have allot of energy because you will need to climb many flights of stairs to reach the top where the temple resides and offers a breathtaking view of Penang City below. Incense fragrance fills the air as many Hindu people participe in religious traditions, reciting mantras and meditating. Be prepared for the cheeky monkeys that duck and weave around the temple walls looking for offerings of food or a chance to snatch something from your bag!
Ok, enough of the temples. Its time to check out Penangs natural wonders. The Botanical Gardens are bursting with flora and fauna, lush running waterfalls and places to sit and relax and take it all in. Keep an eye out for more cheeky monkeys though, as there are literally hundreds up to all kind of monkey business throughout the gardens. The beautiful black “Dusky Leaf Monkey’s” singing and playing together is a real sight to see! As an Australian, I am not used to being around monkeys and when about 30 “Long-tailed Macaques” surrounded me I must say my heart was racing and I needed some space, It may be best to travel with a friend. Take your camera and you will be sure to capture some magic in Penangs Botanical Gardens.