Kinabalu National Park (Malay: Taman Negara Kinabalu) was established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia way back in the 1960’s. Its main attraction is none other than the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Borneo, towering at 4,095 metres.
The Kinabalu National Park is also Malaysia’s very first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO for its “outstanding universal values”. The rainforest of the Kinabalu National Park oozes biodiversity in astonishing numbers:
- 5,000 vascular plant species
- An estimated 1,000 orchid species
- 621 fern species
- Nine (9) Nepenthes species
- 29 Rhododendron species
- Two (2) Rafflesia species
- 22 montane mammal species
- 21 bat species
- 326 bird species
- 62 toad and frog species
- A large population of 850 butterfly species
- This list can go on forever! I think we should stop here, the rest are for you to discover!
Book us today and discover the natural world of unfathomable beauty!
Do you know the Rafflesia is the world’s largest individual flower? It is said to be the world’s largest, the heaviest, the rarest and one of the most stinkiest flowers in the world. It can grow up to 1 metre wide and weighs about 10 kgs.
Yes, and it can be found at the Kinabalu National Park!
Poring Hot Spring
A visit to the Kinabalu National Park will never be perfect without stopping by Poring, a small town 39 km east of Mount Kinabalu. The Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve houses both open-air and private cabin baths with water containing sulphur; known for skin-curative and therapeutic properties. The natural hot spring is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles, especially for the heroic mountaineers of Mount Kinabalu.
Things to do:
|Hot Spring Spa
Welcome to one of the creation of Mother Nature’s most natural of all wonders. Visit the Poring Hot Springs for a relaxing spa surrounded by beautiful greenery.
Nature enthusiasts, this is going to be your Heaven! There are jungle trekking trails well marked from the hot springs heading towards the mountains. You will be walking through heavenly lowland forests to streams and waterfalls, surrounded by wondrous sight and sound!
Trek through the lowland forest to the two waterfalls:
Kipungit Waterfall – Short walk and 10 metres high
Langganan Waterfall – VERY LONG walk but 100 metres high, one of the highest in Sabah!
The best things in life definitely don’t come easy!
The very first butterfly farm in Borneo established for education, research and preservation purposes. Check out the Rajah Brooke’s Birdwing, the national butterfly of Malaysia! Psst… Butterfly seasons fall in March, April and May.
The Canopy Walk is made up of a series of walkways attached on trees, hanging approximately 60 meters above ground level, offering a spectacular panoramic view of the oldest rainforest in the world. We highly recommend this!