Top attractions in Johor

Around Johor Bahru and Iskandar Region

Istana Bukit Serene

Istana Bukit Serene is the royal palace and official residence of the Sultan of Johor, located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The palace was built facing the Straits of Johor and completed in 1933.

Istana Besar

Istana Besar or Grand Palace is the royal palace of the Sultan of Johor. It is located in Johor Bahru. The palace was built in 1866 by Sultan Abu Bakar. It overlooks the Straits of Johor.


Legoland Malaysia is the first Legoland theme park in Asia and it is also the sixth in the world . It was opened in 2012. It is located in Iskandar Puteri, Johor. The park has over 70 interactive rides, shows and attractions.

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple

Johor Bahru Old Chinese Temple is located in Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru. The temple is surrounded by modern skyscrapers. It is one of the oldest structures in Johor Bahru. The temple is a place of worship and a symbol of unity among Five Chinese Dialect Groups which are “Teochew”, “Hoklo (Hokkien)”, “Cantonese”, “Hakka” and “Hainan”.

Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple

The Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple is not only known as a major Hindu temple in Johor Bahru, it is also one of the top tourist attraction in the city. In 2010, the temple was listed as the first and only glass temple in Malaysia on Malaysian Books of Record.

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is located along Jalan Skudai, Johor Bahru. the mosque was completed in 1900. It was built under the direction of Sultan Abu Bakar. The mosque is designed to recreate colonial English Victorian architecture.

Beyond Johor Bahru and Iskandar Region

Firefly Valley Leisure Park

Firefly Valley Leisure Park is located on the Kota Tinggi River Bank. It is situated in heart of palm tree estate. It provides the visitors the opportunity to watch fireflies in their habitat. Fireflies are not a common sight in the cities and their population has quickly diminished due to development.

Tropical Village

Tropical Village is a theme park attraction that hosts the replica of interesting structures all over the world. It is located at  Ayer Hitam, Johor. The theme park comprises of four sections the landmarks, the leisure corner, the playground and the agricultural enclosure.

Pantai Minyak Beku

Pantai Minyak Beku is one of the main attractions in Batu Pahat. This rocky beach is not suitable for swimming activity but it is a good place to relax and is also known as a famous fishing spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Kota Tinggi Waterfall

Kota Tinggi Waterfalls is one of the most treasured waterfalls and the main attractions in Johor. It is located 15km from Kota Tinggi town and around 60km from Johor Bahru. The waterfall offers an ideal place for family bonding activities and also a nice spot for swimming and also picnic activities.

Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum

The Tanjung Balau Fishermen Museum is located in Tanjung Balau, Johor. It was opened at 1992. The museum is part of a development project in the local fishermen’s village at Tanjung Balau. It is the best place for visitors to learn a thing or two on the country’s fishery activities and its historic legacy.

Gunung Ledang

Gunung Ledang is located in Tangkak, Johor. It is the highest mountain in Johor. It had been gazetted as a Johor National Park in 2005. The size of the park is 8,611 hectares. Gunung ledang is also a popular spot for mountain climbers. It takes four to five hours to climb to the top. The visitors will have plenty to explore as they climb their way up. Among the trails available are the Asahan Trail, Lagenda Trail, Ayer Panas Trail and Jementah Trail.