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Kinabalu Park, Sabah: Hours, Address, Kinabalu Park Reviews: 4/5

Kinabalu Park
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Mountains • National Parks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Dominated by Mount Kinabalu, the park preserves tropical lowland forest and wildlife.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Lynn Mano
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,020 contributions
Natural Beauty
Sep 2020 • Family
Cool, calm, peaceful, serene and beautiful experience going through this national park. The sound of small insects and the river flowing is like music to our ears. There were many types of plants in the park. Our guide, Luq from Amazing Borneo is very knowledgeable explaining the many types of plants we saw. It was a very good experience for us since we learn new things about mother nature.
Written September 30, 2020
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Itravel0ne
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia1,807 contributions
Back to nature
Aug 2020 • Family
Such a refreshing visit after long months of “hibernation” during the Movement control order (MCO). The crispy refreshing air, soothing water flow of the stream and the greenery are just wonderful. We were here before the long weekend and it wasn’t crowded at all.
Written August 28, 2020
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Kawita
Penang, Malaysia30 contributions
Loved the nature
Mar 2020 • Solo
As a person who adore flower and nature,absolutely loved the place. Thanks to sabah booking the guide explained in detailed about each plant. First time I saw nepenthes. Never see the pitcher plant before. The plant species here was so unique and rare.Worth the trip. Loved it.
Written April 4, 2020
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ted
25 contributions
great location
Mar 2020
not the most spectacular waterfall but a good place to cool off and d ip your feet letting the small fish nibble (you pay for that in the Uk)
Written March 22, 2020
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Elizabeth H
5 contributions
Amazing Borneo
Feb 2020 • Couples
This park blew our expectations and the facilities were great. Although we went in the down turn times post Covid19 there were still adequate numbers visiting the mountain ( not sure I’d like to see normal)! The tracks through the jungle were ruggered but even with a bad back I was able to do a great 30 min walk to take in the amazing diversity. The wildlife was wonderful, even without having to get into the jungle you could see numbers of small mammals, birds, butterflies, insects.

The reason for not giving 5 stars -The lack of comprehensive information available. It’s like it is geared to climbing the mountain only and yet there is so much more. No lists of flora and fauna for the visitor, the degree of difficulty of various walking tracks and also it meant that we only found out about the museum in the grounds, on the morning we were leaving (it wasn’t mentioned on the map we were given) so couldn’t see more than a little of the exhibits. The sanctuary lodge staff were wonderful- shuttle available when needed. Accomodation comfortable. They even have wifi up there in one spot.
Written March 8, 2020
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christine b
Fordingbridge, UK1,266 contributions
Rafflesia flowers in bloom
Jan 2020
Just before I got to Kinabalu Park (ie fairly close to Poring Hot Springs), I spotted a sign that there were Rafflesia flowers in bloom in a private area.
I had to pay to be taken there (30 ringgits) but it was so worth it.
There were 2 fresh blooms, close together & also some buds nearby that were next to bloom.
I was thrilled to see them as they are pretty rare.
Written March 8, 2020
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Lor6969
Cambridge, UK211 contributions
Without a guide, you cannot experience the forest
Mar 2020 • Couples
We are not fit to climb so we only done one trail there in the afternoon. We did not see anything on the hike (SilauSilau Trail) but we are very happy that we went to the botanical garden. We did the free tour at 3pm and we saw a lots of plants. The most expensive Orchidea there. Without the guide we will have missed it! Thanks again
Written March 5, 2020
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Sim
Singapore, Singapore30 contributions
Rafflesia Sighting
Jan 2020 • Friends
Got a chance to view the Rafflesia Flower while on the way to Poring Hot Spring. And I fulfilled my bucket list. Although there is only one bloom, at least I had seen the real one. This is a private garden as such have to pay MYR30. It still value for money.
Written February 11, 2020
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Ralph W
Suzhou, China856 contributions
What an experience ...
Dec 2019 • Family
What an experience

We (3 adults 1 kid with 7 year) started to the summit of Mt. Kinabalu on Dec 21st 2019, on the first day everything went well an we reached the basecamp/hostel after the planned 5 hours. In the next night we also started as planned around 2:30am. Shortly after, a light rain started that got heavier and heavier. Anyway, we passed the last checkpoint and made our way towards the summit - until, suddenly, less than 1 hour to the summit, people were returning. The reason was that the rain was so much that the guides judged as not safe and strongly requested everyone on the mountain to return. Hiking with a 7 year old kid, and seeing the situation on the way down (a lot of water and water streams we had to cross) I 100% agree to decision of the guides.
But this is why we did not made it to the summit but only to approx 4060 m (according the certificate we received).
Written January 2, 2020
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Jimmy Ong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia325 contributions
Very cooling
Dec 2019 • Family
The park is very cooling. Went to the botanical garden is a good short 15 mins walk without any guide.
Written December 9, 2019
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