9 Must-Visit Attractions in Muar, Johor

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Johor, Muar is a historical city. After it was rewarded with the status of the Royal Town of Johor by the Sultan, it gained a new nickname–Bandar Maharani. It is the fourth largest city in Johor, after Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat and Kluang.

Teeming with history, Muar is well-known for its historical buildings, must-visit attractions, and enchanting natural wonders. Simply said, this royal town has so much to offer.

Just to make sure you don’t miss out on any of it, check out our list of 9 must-visit Muar attractions!



Tanjung Emas Park

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Overlooking the Muar River, Tanjung Emas Park is one of the top attractions in Muar. This park offers many adventures for those who want to be close to nature and enjoy family fun at the same time. There are plenty of activities to do here – fishing, taking a stroll around the park, or simply having a picnic under the tree. If you are up for a river adventure, take a 1-hour boat cruise along the river from the park.

Address: Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30 am – 11.30 pm



Sultan Ismail Bridge

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Muar River is among Muar’s prominent landmarks. To have a spectacular view of the river, have a stop at Sultan Ismail Bridge for a while and admire the bridge’s unique architecture. Completed in 1967, it was built to connect Bandar Maharani Muar and Tanjung Agas. If you have time to spare, pass by this bridge in the evening to enjoy the breathtaking sunset.

Address: Jalan Kesang, 84000 Muar, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours



Gersik Hot Spring

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Have a rejuvenating trip to Muar by taking a dip in Gersik Hot Spring. This natural sulphuric hot spring is located between Parit Jawa and Batu Pahat. It features a three-ring pool, with the water temperature varies between 50°C to 70°C, depending on which pool you prefer. There is a children’s swimming pool too!

Address: Jalan Kolam Air Panas Kampung Gersik, Parit Jawa, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +606-988 1316
Opening Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 7.30 am – 7.00 pm
Closed on Mondays



Gunung Ledang National Park

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For nature lovers, don’t miss out the chance to explore Gunung Ledang National Park. Also known as Mount Ophir, it lies within the border between Johor and Melaka. Elevated at 1,276 meters above sea level, it is the highest mountain in southern Peninsular Malaysia. It may take 7 to 8 hours of climbing to reach the top. Once you reach the peak, all tiredness will be blown away by the breathtaking scenery.

Address: Batu 26, Jalan Segamat, Sagil, 84020 Tangkak, Johor
Contact: +6019-777 2057
Opening Hours:
Monday & Wednesday: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8.00 am – 3.30 pm
Friday – Sunday: 7.00 am – 5.00 pm



Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque

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Constructed between 1925 and 1930, Sultan Ibrahim Jamek Mosque is the oldest mosque in Muar. This royal mosque looks like a small palace with a blue-and-white façade rather than a religious site. Its intricate architecture is a brilliant mix of Eastern and Western influence, which can be seen in its minarets and domes.

Address: Jalan Petri, Taman Sri Tanjung, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +6019-762 6019
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours



Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple

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The oldest temple in Muar, Nan Hai Fei Lai Temple is an ancient Chinese temple date back to 1913. This temple is dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy Kuan Yin. Located between two shop-houses, the entrance to this time-honoured temple is through a small archway with an ornate roof. This passageway leads to the temple open courtyard.

Address: 104, Jalan Maharani, Taman Sri Emas, 84000 Muar, Johor



Don Hu Jurassic Park

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For something a little out-of-the-world, you can venture to this amazing spot in Muar. Don Hu Jurassic Park features more than 30 realistic-looking dinosaur sculptures, including the T-Rex species. Once you enter the park, you really feel like you are in the Jurassic Park movies. If you are coming to Muar with kids, this is certainly a must-visit attraction!

Address: Kampung Sabak Aur, 84000 Muar, Johor
Contact: +6017-758 7530
Opening Hours:
Thursday – Tuesday: 10.00 am – 6.30 pm
Closed on Wednesday



Muar Murals

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Don’t forget to spare some time to admire giant murals in Muar! Most of the street art is huge and completely occupies the walls of multi-storey buildings, so you won’t miss them. There are some significant mural drawings that represent the story behind this town, which are tremendously meaningful and unique.

Address: Jalan Meriam, Pekan Muar, 84000 Muar, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours



Pantai Leka (Parit Jawa)


For avid bird watchers and enthusiasts, don’t miss out on the chance to visit this place during your trip to Muar. Pantai Leka, also known as Parit Jawa, is essentially a fishing village. However, its mangrove forests shelter and provide for many birds. During bird migratory sessions, you might even catch a glimpse of some rare species. While you are here, might as well watch a picturesque view of the sunset.

Address: Jalan Jabbar, Parit Jawa, 84150 Parit Jawa, Johor
Opening Hours: Daily, 24 hours



There you have it; 9 awesome must-visit attractions that will make Muar your next getaway destination. So where are you heading to this weekend? For more amazing experience in Johor and beyond, check out KKday now!



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