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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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Peak Lodge: nice but overpriced

I stayed at Hill Lodge at Mt Kinabalu park for a sporting event that was happening the next day. I paid about RM 450. It was a nice, spacious room complete with balcony, tea... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2012
Kuala Lumpur
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2012

If you don't want to climb Mt Kinabalu, you have to visit at least the park. There are many trails - I think you can spend a week there to hike all. If you start at the trail that starts in front of the park entrance on the left side, than you don't have to pay the entrance fee ;)

5 Thank Reisefotografin
Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
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411 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2012

We didn’t have time to climb the mountain so decided to do a day hiking in the park and chose the Liwagu trail. The minibus was MYR 20 each way to the park, and it was MYR 15 entrance. Great views on the drive up, but once we started the trail, most views were obscured. The forest half of the... More 

3 Thank WHDavies
Davao City, Philippines
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I couldn't help but be amazed of the view of Mt Kinabalu from the park! The rocky peak looked really treacherous and beautiful at the same time. Plus I loved the cold temperature!

Thank Telai J
Singapore, Singapore
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160 reviews
101 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

There is nothing much to do here. We visited the exhibition gallery which shows the plants, animals and rocks found in the kinabalu region. Then we visit the botanical garden which is a normal garden. Nothing great to note except the cool feeling of being 1500m above sea level.

1 Thank Depipis
George Town, Malaysia
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Good for travellers who like to explore and get in touch with nature as they are quite a number of walking trails to explore. be prepared and just go for it!

1 Thank Y_Kit
Ubud Bali
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87 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

Once you are in "Borneo" don't miss this "Park" Its more than a park.. Nature pure. Huge area. Trekking trails... Well organized.

1 Thank UbudYogi
Kuala Lumpur
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

I stayed at Hill Lodge at Mt Kinabalu park for a sporting event that was happening the next day. I paid about RM 450. It was a nice, spacious room complete with balcony, tea making facilities, toiletries, fridge, and TV. You will need a shuttle to get from the reception to the Hill Lodge. The food pricing at the Park... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 9 November 2012

Amazing Borneo were very helpful with all aspects of the trip, the park guide that accompanied us, Joe, was just excellent. The hike was very hard and the rest huts were basic with only cold showers, the food was more than adequate. The 2 am assent to the summit was very challenging, using ropes to climb, sheer drops at times... More 

1 Thank Stuartdeborah
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We didn't spend as long here as we had hoped as the weather was against us, as a result we didn't see as many exotic birds as we had hoped. It was still an enjoyable day trip though and the plants are beautiful. We were fortunate to get to see a Raflesia flower and bud while we were out.

Thank Finlay122
Batu Pahat, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We thought there was going to be plenty of exotic birds during the Borneo Bird Festival but only a some pictures.

Thank allim50116

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