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Johor Baharu Sights and Landmarks Guide, Malaysia

Johor Bahru - a spectacular city - Sights

Johor Bahru is an exciting and vibrant commercial city that offers pulsing nightlife, host of the sporting events, outstanding accommodation and shopping, and a plethora of fine restaurants wherein virtually all kinds of cuisines are available. This city is world known for its cultural as well as historical reminiscences including civic space of Dataran Bandaraya, mosque Sultan Abu Bakar, museum Royal Abu Bakar located in the royal palace and the building of the State Secretariat to name a few. Johor Bahru is also connected with Singapore via dramatic road, 1056-meter causeway as well as pedestrian link all across the Straits of Johor.  

Top rated attractions

There are umpteen top rated attractions in Johor Bahru that are visited by people across the world. Below are listed some of those popular attractions:

Museum of Royal Abu Bakar: This museum is regarded as one of the premium museums of the world especially in terms of dazzling display of the cultural treasures and its unmatched valuable. This museum occupies the grand palace, Istana Besar that was built by the ruler Sultan Abu Bakar in the year 1866. This museum has the vast collection of treasures of Royal Family. Along with this, it has an extensive collection of art works, ceremonial regalia, furniture, cultural artifacts, personal memorabilia and objets d’arts among others.  

Muar: Muar is scenic town located along the coast of western peninsula. This place is also known as Bandar Maharani and is generally considered as the smaller version of the city Malacca. This town is particularly renowned for its excellent cuisines and has plethora of food stalls and, restaurants that serve local delicacies.

 Mount Ophir: The legendary beauty of this place has made Johor a favorite destination among the birdwatchers and hikers. The hill simply offers numerous nature trails, some splendid waterfalls, modern amenities for picnicking and camping. This is one of the favorite attractions among the vacations and they enjoy the picturesque beauty of this location immensely.

Tanjung Piai: It is located in the center of vast terrain of mangrove forests and provides tourists with spectacular glimpse of wealth of coastal fauna and, traditional life of Kampung. You can also see beady-eyed mudskippers; crab-eating macaques as well as multi-colored mangrove crabs abound here.

Mersing: This is another exotic attraction site for all the seafood lovers as it is primarily a fishing town and has departure point for awesome islands including Pulau Tioman among others.

So, visit this popular destination and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul to the maximum extent.


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