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Kota Tinggi Tourism

The town of Kota Tinggi is located in Johor State of Malaysia and is one of the two major towns, apart from Mersing. It is packed with peacefully resting tombs and ancient cities giving an insight into Johor’s Sultanate.  

History Lovers would love to know that Kota Tinggi is historically significant as it was ruled by the Sultanate of Johor. The town itself is called Daerah Pelancongan Bersejarah or "The Historical Tourism District". Major attractions include the very famed Kota Tinggi Waterfalls which offer a thrilling experience on water slides and pools. A tranquil river boat ride on Johor river in Firefly Valley Leisure Park to witness luminous fireflies is a joy to behold. You will certainly have an intrepid experience by hiking to Gunung Pantil and Glamping at Canopy Tribes. Kota Tinggi Museum, Desaru beach and Kampung Makam are worth going for a wondrous experience.

Kota Tinggi is an amalgamation of mountains, beaches, rivers and historical monuments and a perfect getaway for a rousing weekend.

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1. Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm

Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm
Teluk Sengat Crocodile Farm is regarded as the largest crocodile farm in Malaysia. Sprawling across an area of 10 acres, this farm houses approximately 1000 saltwater crocodiles, some of which are alm (Read More)ost 150 years old. The farm houses 8 breeding ponds, about 80 cement ponds, dams, beautiful vegetation as well as a lake. Visitors are allowed to hold baby crocodiles in their arms.
Timings: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

2. Thekchen Choling Malaysia

Thekchen Choling Malaysia
Thekchen Choling Malaysia is a Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist temple of the Mahayana sect. The temple houses a 36 feet statue of Avalokitesvara (a Bodhisattva) constructed in Tibetan style. It (Read More) is the largest Thousand-Armed Chenrezig statue in Southeast Asia. The beauty of this statue is further accentuated by turquoise stones, corals, pearls and dzi-beads. The temple also houses sacred Dharma texts and relics of the 14th Dalai Lama, 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje, Sakya Trizin and several other revered personalities.
Timings: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM (Tuesday- Sunday), Closed on Wednesday

3. Kota Johor Lama Museum

Kota Johor Lama Museum
Kota Johor Lama Museum gives an insight into Old Johor Fort and also provides information about the local history and culture of Johor Lama. The museum houses several remains of the Johor Fort that wa (Read More)s built by Sultan Alauddin Riayat Shah II. It was established in 2007 and it is administered by the Department of Museums and Antiquity.
Timings: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

4. Desaru Ostrich Farm

Desaru Ostrich Farm
Desaru Ostrich Farm is regarded as one of the largest ostrich farms in Malaysia home to about 200 ostriches. Some of the activities include feeding and riding the ostriches. A guided tour of the farm (Read More)is also available. The highlight of the tour is when the guide demonstrates the opening of an ostrich egg. Mouth-watering food and a souvenir store can also be found inside the farm.

5. Tanjung Balau Fishermen Village

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Village
Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau is the only museum in Malaysia that is dedicated to fishermen. It houses artefacts and replicas of several fishing equipment like nets, boats and oars. The dioramas, (Read More)posters and films give one the feeling of being in a traditional fisherman village. The museum contains a huge variety of stones, rocks and it also houses a model of a Chinese vessel that sank in the 1830s.
Timings: 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

6. Desaru Fruit Farm

Desaru Fruit Farm
Desaru Fruit Farm is a marvellous agro-tourism site that houses over 100 species of plants, fruits and trees. It also houses a petting zoo, a go-kart track, a fish pond as well as a paintball act (Read More)ivity area. Sprawling across an area of about 180 acres, this farm houses a unique variety of tropical seasonal and tropical non-seasonal fruits. The farm only uses natural organic techniques of plantation and also practices sustainability. Due to its sustainable plantation techniques and humongous variety of plant species the Desaru Fruit Farm has been honoured with several awards. Guided tours are also available here.

7. Desaru Coast

Desaru Coast
Desaru coast is a premium integrated destination resort. Sprawling across an area of about 128 acres, this resort houses luxury resorts, villas, an enchanting waterpark, lush green golf courses, a hug (Read More)e conference hall and a beautiful waterfront dotted with retail stores and food joints.

8. Kota Tinggi Waterfalls

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls
Nestled in the Kota Tinggi district of Johor, the Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is one of the most breathtaking spots in Malaysia. The spot houses 2 waterfalls, one can be found at the park’s entrance while (Read More) the other is nestled further down the trail. The waterfall at the entrance is a true treat to the eye however, it is smaller as compared to the waterfall that is found further down the trail.

9. Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark
Situated in Malaysia’s premium resort, Desaru Coast, the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is regarded as one of the biggest waterparks in the world. It spans across an area of about 21 acres, and hous (Read More)es one of the largest wave pools. Further, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark also houses the first water coaster of the region. The waterpark has been divided into five unique zones that feature the theme of a traditional Malaysian village.

10. Firefly Valley Leisure Park

Firefly Valley Leisure Park
Firefly Valley Leisure Park in Kota Tinggi District of Johor is a fascinating destination and experience for all children and nature lovers. The park is located about 3 km from the intersection point (Read More) of Kota Tinggi town and Bypass. The tour includes the mystical journey down the river and a friendly visit to the mini-farm. Boat tour and cruise is available during the evening.

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History of Kota Tinggi

The Sultanate of Johor was established in Kota Tinggi. Several mosques and tombs were built during Johor’s Sultanate which still stand in the district of Kota Tinggi. The famous Makam Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Diljulang historical tomb is also located here. The legendary Johor-Jambi War was fought around this area.

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