Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu
About Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu
Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Poring, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Ticket Price: 15 MYR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Poring Hot Springs is about 40 kilometers from the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters in Kundasang. The hot springs is actually part of the huge Kinabalu National Park. The Poring Hot Springs was first developed by the Japanese during World War II and has progressed gradually to become one of the top tourist destinations amongst foreigners and locals alike. The hot waters of the spring contains sulphur are piped into open-air Japanese style baths where you can rest your tired limbs after the long hours and strenuous climb up the Mount Kinabalu.
Poring Hot Springs Information
- For a satisfying trip to Poring Hot Springs, visitors are recommended to bring some vital things such as rubber sandals/slippers, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear.
Poring Hot Springs Ticket Prices
- Conservation Fee (per person): Malaysian :Adult: RM3.00
- Below 18 years: RM1.00
- Others: RM15- child RM10.00
How To reach Poring Hot Springs by Public Transport
- Rent a car.
- You can also go by bus or a taxi.
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Quite nice experience, at first we though its only a small hot spring, when we arrived, wow, so many attraction, beside relaxing in hot spring, you can cool down in pool beside it. You can go further to reach waterfall and river to dip on fresh water. You also can try to walk on hanging bridge to test your courage. Also you can visit the bat cave.
It was fun exploring the national park. The attractions are just within 1kilometer walk except for a waterfall 3 kilometer away. It was a nice experience and we enjoyed it very much.
The hot springs itself is not unlike many others you'll find in the Borneo islands of East Malaysia or even Peninsular Malaysia for that matter. What sets this place apart from the rest if you care to explore the tranquil surrounding area here is finding a rare gem -- The world's largest flower, called The Rafflesia, a name attributed to it in honor of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (founder of modern Singapore) who was known to have collected samples of this species. This parasitic mammoth of flora is said to have inspired the movie "Little Shop of Horrors". The odor secreted from this flower smells like rotting flesh, which is why many locals called it a "corpse flower", it's main purpose to attract flies that transport pollen from male to female flowers.
We combined a visit here with Kinabalu Park. It was a worthwhile addition to our day as an add on, but probably not worth a special trip just for the hot springs. Quite different to other hot spring areas that I have been to before as you must essentially run yourself a bath with the spring water rather than bathe in communal hot springs.
Fun walk through the jungle. Met few water falls and enjoy the view of the water. Interestingly, there are fishes that do fish massage too at the water fall. After that, enjoy a nice warm bath from the hot spring. A must come place.
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