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Top 05 Must See Attractions in Johor – A City of Many Experiences

As the 5th largest state in Malaysia, Johor offers loads to be discovered. Located on the southern edge of the country, the state better known as 'JB' has the capacity to stun even the most hard-core of traveller. Listed below are some of the best attractions there.

1

Gunung Ledang National Park

Naturalists have been fascinated with this park since 1854, and the famous mountain is not the only attraction there; hence, for those of you not up to trekking to the summit of Mount Ophir, famed for its magical environs, there is the Puteri Waterfall to discover. Look forward to cooling off in the pools at the base, discovering a lush world of exotic foliage and simply connecting with nature on a spiritual level.

2

Muar

If you love the vibes of a laid back seaside resort, Muar will not disappoint. The perfect destination to enjoy on a day trip from your Johor apartment hotel, this picturesque seaside town is a riot of colour and character. Made up of vintage shop-houses in vibrant colours and a number of colonial-style buildings, the town's crowning glory is the matching blue coloured mosques located on either side of the Muar River estuary. Whilst there check out nearby attractions of Parit Jawa for seafood, the Parit Sulong Bridge a major WWII battle site and the Grisek hot springs. A 2 hour drive from Somerset Medini Iskandar Puteri, the place comes highly recommended for a day out.

3

Gunung Lambak

For those of you who love nature and long treks into the wilderness, Gunung Lambak is quite a good place to scout out. Mind you the trek to the summit can be quite tiresome and requires one to be in a generally good form of fitness. Make sure to check out nearby attractions of Zenxin organic farm and the charming town of Kluang.

4

Kukup Fishing Village

Take along the cameras for this visit, for Kukup is a fishing village built on stilts. Spilling out to the sea, the rustic village is also a great place to enjoy a seafood meal. Make sure to drop in at the Pineapple Museum and the Bugis Museum.

5

Johor Bahru Heritage Trail

You can absorb the city's vibes and explore top attractions there, by indulging in a walking trail around the Johor Bahru heritage centre. The heritage trail is easy to take on as the centre, offers tourists maps to help them enjoy a self-guided walking tour; understand how the small fishing village, evolved and expanded to become a huge industrial and commercial hub. Your tour will enlighten you on how the lifestyles of the Chinese immigrants and how the railway was constructed to make this one of Malaysia's most important cities. The trail will also take you to some of the country's most cherished heritage attractions, which are marked in purple on the map and quite easy to follow.