Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Johor:

1. Legoland Malaysia

Must visit 4.1 /5

16 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Located in the heart of Iskander Puteri in Johor, LEGOLAND is Malaysia’s first international theme park. Also ranked as the sixth theme park across the globe. it boasts numerous thrilling rides, live shows and a host of other attractions.

2. Angry Birds Activity Park

3 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Strategically located in the heart of Johor Bahru within the Komtar JBCC Complex, Angry Birds Activity Park is an indoor Angry Birds themed arena packed with interesting games and attractions.

3. Johor Zoo

3 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Formerly known as Kebun Binatang, Johor Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in Malaysia. The 5 hectare extended zoological park has hundreds of species of various birds and mammals, and a pleasant escapade for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.

4. Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

3 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is one of the oldest temples in Johor, located along Jalan Trus. Also known as the Old Temple, it functions as the worship place of 5 Chinese clans- Hakka, Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien and Hainan.

5. Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

3 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is one of the most famous places of worship in Malaysia because of its status as the state mosque of Johor and its exquisite beauty. The masjid is located on top of a hill overlooking the Tebrau Straits and Singapore.

6. Desaru Beach

57 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Desaru Beach is a picturesque beach located to the east of Johor Bahru. The entire stretch of 25 kilometers is clean and lined by tall casuarinas trees making the area perfect for photo ops. The visitors enjoy a host of usual beach activities such as swimming, boating and fishing in the waters of South China Sea.

7. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

2 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Located in Johor, Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is a noteworthy Hindu temple modeled and constructed of glass. Counted amongst one of the state's significant tourist destination, the temple is worth a visit for architectural enthusiasts and spiritual seekers.

8. Istana Besar

3 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Istana Besar, also known as Grand Palace is a royal palace of Sultan of Johor. The former residence of Sultan Abu Bakar, the main attraction here is the Royal Abu Bakar Museum housing a collection of royal heirloom and artefacts.

9. Pasar Karat

3 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Johor

Pasar Karat is a night flea market that is located in Jalan Segget in Johar Bahru. The market is a hidden treasure for shoppers because of its wide variety of products ranging from fridge magnets to clothes to electronic equipments.

FAQs on Johor

What are the top sightseeing places in Johor?

The top sightseeing places in Johor are Legoland Malaysia, Angry Birds Activity Park, Johor Zoo, Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple, Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque, Desaru Beach.

How can I commute within Johor?

Taxi: Taxis and cars are the masters of the town in Johor. The visitors can take a taxi for commuting within the town which are available at decent prices according to the cheap fuel cost. The only problem that arises is that on seeing foreigners, the taxi drivers refuse to use the meters and try to over-charge them. Prepaid taxi coupon system is also available which helps the tourists get a fixed rate prepaid coupon for different places which can be bought from the booth.
There are several car rental options available with different rents.

Bus: Bus travel is the most popular option in Johor Bahru at inexpensive prices which can be used for travelling within the city. The only inconvenience can be caused by the irregular timings of the buses.
There are also long distance bus travel services for going from one city to the other in Johor such as Kluang, Mersing, Batu Pahat and Muar available at the Larkin bus terminal.

Foot: Commuting on foot is not a very safe option as it is a fast moving state with congested roads. Underpasses and walkways are there for travellers on foot.
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