Photo: The park centres on magnificent Mount Kinabalu.

Kinabalu Park

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UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park stretches over 75,370 hectares around magnificent Mount Kinabalu. Encompassing four vegetation zones, from tropical lowland forrest to sub-alpine meadows, the park is home to an impressive array of diverse flora and fauna, including many endemic species. Kinabalu Park offers first-class trekking, and a handful of more sedate activities.

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Many visitors come to climb the monumental peak, but it’s well worth spending a day (or two) exploring the trails and gardens at the base of the mountain. They are an excellent alternative if you haven’t managed to secure one of the limited climbing spots or if you lack the time or fitness for 4,095 metres of up. However, if you do intend to climb, the park trails are a good warm up, and trust us, you won’t want to explore them post mountain—at that point head to Poring, the other section of Kinabalu Park, and have a restorative soak in Poring Hot ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 400 words.)


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