Photo: No peak is like it.

Things to see and do

Mount Kinabalu

There’s something about Mount Kinabalu — its awesomeness, its grace, its spirit — but it’s no wonder so many people are drawn to climbing Malaysia’s tallest mountain. And the major drawcard of Mount Kinabalu is that it’s possible for someone with little or no previous mountain climbing skills to have a ... Read more about Mount Kinabalu .

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Kinabalu Park

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. ... Read more about Kinabalu Park .

Poring Hot Springs

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 ... Read more about Poring Hot Springs .

Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens
6 kilometres east of Kinabalu Park HQ

Commemorating Australian and British prisoners of war who died during the infamous Sandakan Death Marches to nearby Ranau, Kundasang War Memorial is worth a stop as you pass between Kinabalu Park and Poring or ... Read more about Kundasang War Memorial and Gardens .

Sabah Tea Garden
17 Kampung Nalapak, Jalan Ranau-Sandakan, Ranau
T: (0884) 40882

Pot of tea? If you’re fond of a cuppa, a tour of Sabah Tea Garden gives you the lowdown on how a humble camellia leaf is turned into a perky pick-me-up. You don’t even need a sip to feel the relaxing effects at this organic tea farm; the wonderful views alone of the sprawling plantations will give you a lift. Daily 45 minute tours of the factory are conducted on request, but preferably ... Read more about Sabah Tea Garden .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Kinabalu Park? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Malaysia.

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