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Top 23 attractions to explore in Johor

Johor has highly diverse tropical rainforests and an equatorial climate. The state's mountain ranges form part of the Titiwangsa Range, which is part of the larger Tenasserim Range connected to Thailand and Myanmar.

Attractions in Johor

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass TempleJalan Tun Abdul Razak 1/1, Wadi Hana, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a major Hindu temple in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. It is also one of the state's tourist attraction. The temple was listed in the Malaysian Book of Records as the first and only glass temple in the nation on 12 May 2010.

Bangunan Sultan IbrahimJalan Abdullah Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Sultan Ibrahim Building is a former state secretariat building of Johor. It is located at Bukit Timbalan in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The building was constructed between 1936 and 1939 and was completed in 1940 as the British colonial government attempted to streamline the state's administration. It was officially opened by the late Sultan Ibrahim of Johor.

Besar Island, JohorBesar Island, Johor, Pulau Babi Besar, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

Besar island is an island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. The island, which is surrounded by Rawa, Sibu and Tinggi Island, is characterized by quiet, clean beaches of powdery white sand and crystal-clear azure waters.

Bukit Serene PalaceJalan Straits View, Bukit Serene, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The palace faces the Straits of Johor and has a bird's eye view of Singapore, a former possession of the Sultanate. The palace has a huge sprawling garden which is a common site for many royal gatherings and celebrations. The palace is well guarded by the Royal Johor Military Force, the Sultan's own private army.

Crocodile WorldJalan Sembilang, Teluk Sengat, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Considered to be the largest crocodile farm in the peninsular of Malaysia. It was founded for the conservation and breeding of crocodiles, the farm does not kill any the crocodiles for their meat or skins. It houses about 1000 saltwater crocodiles of all sizes and ages.

Dayang IslandDayang Island, Johor, Malaysia

Dayang Island is located on the east side of Johor Bahru, Johor. It is one of a group of islands along with Pulau Aur, Pulau Lang, and Pulau Pemanggil. This is a small island that offers a private holiday with the two resorts available on the island. Being the furthest island in West Malaysia.

DesaruDesaru, 82200 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia

Desaru is a town in Pengerang, Kota Tinggi District, Johor, Malaysia. It is famous for its pristine beach beside the South China Sea. One of the beautiful coast in Malaysia and is one of the famous tourist destination too.

Grand Palace of Johor107, Jalan Tun Dr Ismail, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Istana Besar or Grand Palace is the royal palace of the Sultan of Johor which is located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, which was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar. The palace overlooks the Straits of Johor. The Grand Palace's most distinctive feature is its Anglo-Malay architecture, characterized by its dome of Malay design contrasted with its blue roof of Anglo influence.

Gunung LambakGunung Lambak, Gunung Lambak Recreational Forest, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Lambak is a small mountain in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. The summit is 510 m above sea level. It has been developed as a recreational and tourist attraction called Mount Lambak Recreational Forest. Pathways and wooden bridges make it relatively easy to climb to the summit, and a picnic spot at the base of the mountain has car parking, benches, a small children's playground and toilets.

Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum42, Jalan Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Johor Bahru Chinese Heritage Museum is a museum in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. The museum is about the history of the Chinese community in Johor Bahru. Collections in the museum include documents, music instruments, old money, photos, porcelain etc. It showcases the early days of the Chinese settlement in Johor Bahru, their history, culture, traditions, and occupations.

Johor ZooJalan Gertak Merah, Taman Istana, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

The Johor Zoo is a zoo in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. It was opened in 1928 by His Royal Highness Almarhum Sultan Sir Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Sir Abu Bakar and named as the Kebun Binatang, which is Malay for Animal Garden, or zoo. At the time, the Johor Zoo was the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Kota Johor LamaLot 1468, Jalan Kota Lama, Kampung Johor Lama, 81900 Ayer Tawar, Johor, Malaysia

This was the best defense built along Johor during the time of Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II (1528-1564). It was built to fight the external invading forces. The fort was in its peak power during the year of 1,511 when Johor became the ruling center and the fort was used to counter-attack the Portuguese position in Malacca.

Kota Tinggi WaterfallsSungai Pelepah,, Gunung Panti Recreational Forest, 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is a waterfall in Kota Tinggi, Johor, Malaysia. The waterfalls are located in Lombong at the foot of Gunung (Mountain) Muntahak. This waterfall is covered with dense forest and is one of the beautiful places in Malaysia.

Mount BelumutMount Belumut, Gunung Belumut Recreational Forest, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Belumut, standing at 1,010 metres, is a mountain located in Kluang District, Johor, Malaysia. For the average climber, the climb to the summit takes four to six hours and the return to the foot takes three to four hours.   it's about half-an-hour's trek to the summit. A huge boulder, named the Crown Rock, sits on the summit. The boulder got its name because it looks like a giant crown.

Mount OphirMount Ophir, 84900, Johor, Malaysia

According to one legend, ancient history points to the mountain being rich in gold deposits, luring traders from far away. Ophir was a biblical-era land, rich with natural resources- hence the name Mount Ophir.

Mount PulaiMount Pulai, Gunung Pulai Recreational Forest, 81000, Johor, Malaysia

Mount Pulai is a mountain in Kulai District, Johor, Malaysia. The mountain features the Pulai Waterfall and Mount Pulai Recreational Forest 1 and 2.

Pantai Minyak Beku83000, Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia

Minyak Beku is a mukim in Batu Pahat District, Johor, Malaysia. Kampung Minyak Beku is where the famous chiseled rock is located, a big rock about ten feet in size. The big rock was chiseled by the Siamese to contain freshwater. It is one of the beautiful beaches in the Malaysian area.

Pulau Kukup Johor National Park82300, Johor, Malaysia

Pulau Kukup is one of the largest uninhabited mangroves in the world. It is also the only one situated in Johor waters. The park is an important stopover site for migratory waterbirds undertaking the perilous journey along the East Asian – Australasian Flyway. The mudflats that surround the park are productive feeding grounds for these birds during low tide, whereas the mangroves provide a safe place for them to roost.

Pulau SibuPulau Sibu, Mersing, Johor, Malaysia

Sibu Island is an island group in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. It consists of several islands, namely Sibu Besar Island, Sibu Tengah Island, Sibu Kukus Island and Sibu Hujung Island. There are four main beaches on the eastern side of Sibu. Sibu Besar, the main island, is approximately 6 km long and 1 km wide, and for the most part covered by tropical vegetation. One of the popular tourist attraction in Malaysia.

Rawa IslandRawa Island, Johor, Malaysia

Rawa Island is a coral island in Mersing District, Johor, Malaysia. Nearby islands include Harimau and Mensirip.  "Rawa" is the local term for white doves, which are abundant on the island.   One side of the island is a beach covered with white sand, while the other side has a rocky vertical cliff. The water is clear. There are many sea and land creatures in this island.

Sultan Abu Bakar MosqueJalan Gertak Merah, Masjid Sultan Abu Bakar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. Located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru, the mosque was constructed between 1892 and 1900, under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The mosque also features some Moorish architecture elements, along with some minor Malay influence. The mosque sits on top of a prominent hill, overlooking the Straits of Johor.

Tengah IslandTengah Island, Johor, Malaysia

Lang Tengah Island is an island in Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. It is connected to the mainland by ferries to Merang. The island appeals more to holiday goers who are looking for a quiet tropical island getaway. This is much quieter with less development than nearby.

The Old Temple Of Johor BahruLot 653, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple known as Old Temple by the locals, is a Chinese temple located in Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia. his temple is one of the oldest structures in the city and becomes the symbol of unity among five Chinese ethnic groups of Teochew, Hoklo, Cantonese, Hakka and Hainanese people.

Map of attractions in Johor