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Monsopiad Cultural Village

Jalan Putatan Ramayah | Kampung Kuai Kandazon, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89507, Malaysia
+60 88-734 657
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Historical but disappointing.

I gave it 3 stars because of the historical values it shares but tour wise, very disappointing. The... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2018
Henry K
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This is th place to learn MAlasian heritage

We had a fanstastic guide, were able to try some of the tools for living, and understood a lot more... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Ann-Kristin54
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Monsopiad Heritage Village is a traditional village with historical site in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people and it is the only cultural village in Sabah built to commemorates the life and time of the legendary Kadazan and head-hunter warrior "Monsopiad". The direct descendants of Monsopiad, his 6th and 7th generations have build the village on the very land where Monsopiad lived and roamed some three centuries ago to remember their forefather, and to give you an extraordinary insight into their ancient and rich culture. Take a step back into the past, to the days of head hunting and spirit worshipping, when the Bobohizan (High Priestess of the Kadazandusun), ruled the villages and took care of health and spiritual well-being of their people. More than just a Museum, the concept of the Monsopiad Heritage Village is to document, revive and preserve the cultures and traditions, as well as the beliefs of the Kadazandusun people. Monsopiad Heritage Village is privately owned and managed by his direct descendants. Your visit at Monsopiad Heritage Village contribute directly to the conservation of one Malaysia's rich Cultural heritages and traditions.
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Jalan Putatan Ramayah | Kampung Kuai Kandazon, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89507, Malaysia
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I gave it 3 stars because of the historical values it shares but tour wise, very disappointing. The tour guide can't speak english well nor chinese, i was with Singaporeans friends who couldn't speak malay so it was hard for me to enjoy the tour...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a fanstastic guide, were able to try some of the tools for living, and understood a lot more about the history of Kota Kinabalu and Borneo. A nice tour around the Village and the museum. Very interesting and everyone were helpful and nice.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We called here having a couple of hours to spare in the afternoon. Our guide was called Baby, and what a credit she was, her knowledge, sense of fun and obvious care for what she does shines through. It was a fun couple of hours...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Start of stay in KK so wanted introduction tour.Grab taxi was 16MR for four of us, entrance fee was 45 MR each. we were greeted by friendly reception with a gift of bead necklace each and our guide was dressed as a warrior. Went to...More

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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

A friend and I visited Monsopiad cultural village at the end of the Chinese New Year bank holiday weekend. As a result we were the only tourists there, so had a private tour from a very nice guide with excellent English. The house of skulls...More

Thank Katie T
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Great for families or with a group of friends to join in the hands-on cultural activities - In addition to the gruesome Monsopiad skull collection, enjoy interactive things like using a blowpipe, making fire with a spindle and tinder, joining in a traditional Kadazan dance...More

Thank Anton A
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went here in between two flights because it is near the airport only 15 minutes driving. It is run by young people who had just as much fun as we had. They were happy to show us around in the small amount of time....More

Thank Ariane V
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

My visit very wonderful and nice holiday,I hope I can come next time and bring all family.this place have a nice food and nice .The services very fantastic and the staff was very friendly.we hope next time can spent more time again.Thankfully for all staff...More

Thank Vivian T
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

great place to visit to learn about Kadazan headhunters and Kadazan culture of Sabah, nice traditional homes where you can see how the kadazan live, their lifestyle, and the food, their beliefs, dances and their costumes too

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The tour guides were great and informative. Learnt a lot about history about Monsopiad and the local culture. The cultural part of the show was fun.

Thank ancar69
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chriscyldag
12 March 2017|
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Kopivosian (Hello), Our entrance fee is RM35.00 for Malaysian and RM45.00 for International. These include Guided Tour & Activities! :)
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Bhupinder2010
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Response from Sasha S |
I would suggest Monsopiad Heritage Village since its been up for about 20 years now...the history on Monsopiad the Kadazan head hunter is very very interesting and you get to see the real skulls that Monsopiad beheaded 300... More
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