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Kinabalu Park

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Address: Malaysia
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the park preserves tropical lowland forest and...

Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the park preserves tropical lowland forest and wildlife.

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Good break from the city

Caught the bus heading to Ranau from Padang Merdeka bus central, the driver knew to stop at Kinabalu park as it's frequented by tourists. Cost me RM20 for one way. Bus departs at... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I travelled to Mt Kinabalu to celebrate my 30th bday! The service we received from Sutera Sanctuary Lodges was nothing less than perfect! We did the 3D2N package ... Got a room upgrade and they even organised two bday cakes (one before the climb and another on the Mountain). Could not recommend more highly. Thank you for... More 

Thank Emily H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Caught the bus heading to Ranau from Padang Merdeka bus central, the driver knew to stop at Kinabalu park as it's frequented by tourists. Cost me RM20 for one way. Bus departs at 0830am, but may leave before if all seats are occupied, therefore it's safer to be there way in advance. Took about 2hrs to reach the park, park... More 

2 Thank Grateful-Bread
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told to bring some snacks for the little squirrels at timpohon gate. When I arrived at timpohon gate, I was looking forward to meet those little fellas, they're jumping from a tree to another tree just to see if any visitors did bring snacks for them. It is really satisfactory to see them eating, they're chubby and very... More 

1 Thank SaanenDairyGoatFarm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the one day tour from the cruiseship. It was a 2 hour drive from the port. The botanic garden inside the park was a leisurely walk through lots of flowers. The lunch at the restaurant was very good.

1 Thank Canuk88
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our driver picked us up from the hotel and we had a two-hour drive to the park which makes it kind of remote if you have no transport and an organised tour is a good option. Our driver and guide Jeff from buffalo tours was very good. His knowledge of the Flora and Fauna was quite extensive. He pointed out... More 

Thank Thomas L
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

Stayed here in Hill Lodge for 3 nights. Loved my lodge ( number 1) with a little balcony and the room was very comfortable. I liked both restaurants but although the buffet restaurant was nice I wasn't going to get the value from it so tended to order a main from the A La Carte Restaurant. Breakfast at the buffet... More 

1 Thank GilJackieG
Guam, Mariana Islands
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

This park has something for everyone. It has a great botanical garden, many trails for all levels of difficulty, look-outs, etc. We did a couple of medium trails as it was rainy that day and could not do the extreme one.

1 Thank Anna M
mims florida
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

We were due to visit this Mountain National Park 6 years ago but I stupidly got lost in rainforest so trip had to be cancelled. The weather was fine for our trip from the cruise ship with very good views en route to about 5000 feet where Park entrance is. Fair roads. Our main interest was the Botanical Garden which... More 

Thank gwgMimsFlorida
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Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

The fee entrance known as conservation fee is MYR 3 for adult. Upon passing the gate with your car, u can immediately turn left of the one way road and go to Botanical Garden located inside. The entrance fee for the garden is MYR 4 for adult. Watch out for slippery steps on wet day as most of the garden... More 

2 Thank AmrilHadriJ
Shah Alam, Malaysia
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Reviewed December 25, 2016

Things to do; - the Botanical Garden - the trails - the picture with Mount Kinabalu in the background and it is cool up there

2 Thank Mahadi8488

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