Photo: An adventure as well as soothing hot springs.

Poring Hot Springs

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UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park doesn’t stop at Mount Kinabalu: This huge centre of biodiversity stretches all the way to the small town of Poring, located in the lowlands some 40 kilometres from the mountain. Poring is known for its popular sulphuric hot spring baths and the surrounding area has developed into a favoured local tourist attraction with not only the pools, but a terrific canopy walk suspended high in the rainforest, butterfly, orchid and tropical gardens, walking trails and a spectacular waterfall.

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Post Mount Kinabalu climbers flock to Poring to soak their weary muscles in the therapeutic waters. Don’t expect a pristine natural environment and the clean hot tubs can get overcrowded. Private tubs are available for 15-20 ringgit. Don’t forget local sensibilities; take something to swim in and a towel. Lockers are available.

The pools of rejuvenation. Photo taken in or around Poring Hot Springs, Kinabalu Park, Malaysia by Sally Arnold.

The pools of rejuvenation. Photo: Sally Arnold

Other water attractions include a cold “rock pool”, and a chargeable swimming pool with waterslides (adults: 3 ringgit, adults over 55 and kids 6-18: 1 ringgit, kids under 6: ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)

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