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Johor Old Chinese Temple

Jalan Trus, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
+60 7 277 7858
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Ranked #8 of 24 attractions in Johor Bahru
Type: Religious Sites
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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A temple of worship for the 5 dialets group, it has lots of history feel and it's a nice place to come here for a prayer.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This place means a lot to local Chinese in Johor Bahru. This temple is named as "Gu Miao" in Mandarin to represent its history over the past century. If you are able to read Chinese, you may go through why did our ancestors come to Malaysia and how did they build their clans and this temple to reunite all Chinese... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The temple is more than 130 years old. On the 20th day of the Lunar New Year, the deities representing the main 5 Chinese dialects of Johor Bahru will be moved from this temple to the Tiong Hua hill where they will reside temporary before returning to the temple on the 22nd day of the Lunar New Year. The main... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The chinese temple hold the memory of JB Chinese history. The street have lots of other religious prayer places too. Sinkh temple, hindu temple too. It is a great place to learn history and learn up other culture

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Bandung,Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We visited this Old Tokong on 17 Aug 2013.This old temple is within walking distance if u stayed near the Johor Bahru Meldrum , or Jalan Stesyen, or JB Sentral (CIQ ) area .It stands within commercial buildings and in the opposite of the many shophouses that sells chinese praying things ,and a medan selera (foodcourt).Quite a small temple compared... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

a good trip to know more about the ancient temple in JB too bad the local authorities did not treasure it, did not promote it Instead, it teared down the ancient gate some where in 1990's.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

for sure this temple is not the magnificent one but the story behind surely is one of the most interesting one. Unlike a lot of Chinese temple was held by different clan. This temple was built hundred years ago to unite five major clan of Chinese in Johor Bahru. Upon 21st first month of Chinese New Year there is a... More

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Paranaque, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The design and statues in this temple is really something to look at. It really has that very old feel. My friend burned some incense to ward of some bad spirits as she was not feeling well. She is Chinese so she knew what to do.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

this the first temple i have ever seen with high wall in front, that makes us hard to see the unique and ancient so called exterior. the temple is guarded by some less friendly officers who seem to be ready to bark to any violation that you might do. pretty much ..there is nothing interesting to see in the temple,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

To the local Johorean, we seldom visit this over 100 years temple on normal day. It is at its most interesting state on 2 occasions - 1) the night before 1st day of Chinese New Year and 2) 20th to 23rd of Chinese New Year period. 1) We visit this temple on the night before 1st day of CNY after... More

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