Kinabalu Park

Kinabalu Park

Home to Malaysia's tallest peak

Borneo is known for its abundant natural wonders, but Kinabalu Park may just be the most spectacular. The main attraction is Mount Kinabalu, a 4,095-metre monster of granite that takes the title of the tallest mountain in Malaysia by a long shot.

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The mountain, along with the expansive treasure-trove of biodiversity hidden within the surrounding jungles, has earned the park a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Kinabalu Park contains at least half of Borneo’s plant species, creating habitats for numerous birds, mammals and insects. The park covers three local districts, and the towns and villages clinging to the outskirts offer some alternative attractions and accommodation options.

Simply breathtaking. : Sally Arnold.
Simply breathtaking. Photo: Sally Arnold

If you’ve been hoping to cross “climb a mountain” off your bucket list, Mount Kinabalu is a good place to do it. No special equipment is needed to climb; just a good pair of shoes, a warm jacket and a reasonable level of fitness. However, you’ll need to do a little planning as you can’t just turn up expecting to be able to climb. Since a tragic earthquake in June 2015, climbing numbers have been severely limited, and it’s recommended that bookings be made at least six months in advance. ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 600 words.)

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