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“No car park”

Johor Old Chinese Temple
Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Johor Bahru
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

No instruction given by travelers, car park was a challenge as the temple was surrounded by offices towers, most car park space was full. As a tourist attraction the temple should provide more information about the temple

Thank Dkny_y2d
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

It was quiet when i been there.But i heard from prayer this is johor famous temple and busy during Chinese New Year.

Thank AnthonySebastien
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

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.

Thank Moreenwee
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

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 in Johor Bahru.

I will visit this place every year during the Chingay period. This temple grows historical, but not gets old. Travelers may buy candle and joss sticks from the opposite Chinese culture shop, or directly donate to the donation box in the temple in exchange of joss sticks.

1  Thank Leow90
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Reviewed 18 February 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 procession around the city of Johor Bahru will be on the 21st night and the deities will be accompanied by dragon and lion dance troupes, floats and Chinese cultural groups. Recently foreign cultural troupes were invited to take part as it has become an international event and it is the biggest Chinese religious event outside of China. This procession is an annual affair held without fail dating back to more than 100 years except during World War 2 when the Imperial Japanese Army occupied what was then Malaya. This event had been awarded the Heritage Status of Malaysia by the government and attracts many foreign visitors and locals to view the procession.

3  Thank Jack101213
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