On a visit to Kota Kinabalu you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Kota Kinabalu. These places are what Kota Kinabalu is all about. These must see places in Kota Kinabalu will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
Climb up to this highest mountain between the Himalayas and the island of New Guinea. In the Malaysian language, this mountain is called as Gunung Kinabalu and is quite unlike any other on earth as it rises almost twice as high of its Crocker Range neighbors. While hiking towards its peak you shall come across several fine walking trails in the rai...
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Located near Kota Kinabalu, Manukan Island is one of the most famous and most frequented islands by domestic and international tourists. To reach here, you just need to take a 15-minutes boat ride from Kota Kinabalu City. With its long stretch of white sandy beach and tranquil waters, the island is a must visit as a day trip in your itinerary of Ko...
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Poring, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 an...
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Tanjung Aru Railway Station, Mail Bag 2047, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 88999, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
One of the attractions of Kota Kinabalu is to take a ride on the North Borneo Railway that recreates the era of British North Borneo. As you take a ride in this steam train, you shall come across the tracks of Tanjung Aru, through Kinarut and towards the end, the Rice bowl of Sabah, Papar. The journey on this train proves to be beautiful as you com...
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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Kota Kinabalu is populated by predominantly Muslim population. Therefore, the city is scattered with emblems of Islamic faith and culture. Visit the largest mosque of Kota Kinabalu city that displays the contemporary Islamic architecture. Situated just near to the sea, this mosque looks resplendent with its white structure and looks quite similar t...
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Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Sabah museum in Kota Kinabalu was built in 1985 and was constructed on the site of British North Borneo’s Governor Istana. Surrounded by lush gardens, this museum comprises of:
The Main Building
The Science and Technology Centre
The Heritage Village
Sabah Islamic Civilization Museum
This museum is an interesting p...
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Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Among all the islands that surround Kota Kinabalu City, Sapi Island (Pulau Sapi) is the most favorite amongst tourists. Not only does it offer abundant nature’s experience, it also offers activities such as Coral Flyer (longest island to island zipline in the world) to render your trip an exciting one. With a perfect landscape combinatio...
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Pantai Dalit Beach | Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu 89208, Malaysia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Your stay in Kota Kinabalu can become exciting with experiencing the wildlife at the Orang-utan Care Project, Shangri la. The project offers people with a chance to view these amazing creatures up-close and even take memorable snaps. You will also be shown a short video demonstration at the beginning and after that you get escorted to the feeding p...
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Tunku Abdul Rahman is not just one island. It is a cluster of islands: Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik, and Pulau Sulug. As the islands are only a short boat ride away from Kota Kinabalu it is a popular destination among day-trippers (locals and tourists) however, it can be quite crowded during weekends. There are a few resorts...
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Jalan Pintas Penampang | Penampang, Kota Kinabalu 89500, Malaysia
09:30 am - 05:30 pm
This is a huge wildlife park that is made up of two parts: the zoological and the botanical side. Among the many residents of the zoo are the Borneo Pygmy elephants, Sumatran rhinoceros, Orang Utan, Proboscis monkey, Malayan Tiger as well as a few species of deer. The botanical component offers visitors the chance to go jungle trekking along the bo...
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Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
09:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kinabalu Park is located at the entrance to Mount Kinabalu and thus acts as the main starting point for the summit trail that leads to the top of Mount Kinabalu. If you don’t wish to climb the mighty mountain of Kinabalu, you can just spend some time in this Park that is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna.
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Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Mamutik Island is meant for people who wish to avoid the crowd. This island is relatively less visited than Sapi and Manukan. Those who wish to visit this island can be motivated by the fact that it experiences the strong waves that may wash many coral fragments to the shore. Besides sunbathing and swimming at Mamutik you can also enjoy snorkelling here to see the underwater world.
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Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
06:30 am - 01:00 pm
This street was originally named as Bond Street and has been present in the central business district for past 100 years. The market here looks exotic with the wooden shops with nipah roofs. Here, you can shop for anything under the shady trees and over sized umbrellas. The market is famous for products such as batik sarongs, fruits and flowers, an...
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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens,Kota Kinabalu,Sabah,Malaysia
05:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The culture of Malaysia comes alive at the Night Market in Kota Kinabalu which also serves as one of the most famous food courts in all South East Asia. This market is located off Jalan Kampung Air near to the old Filipino craft market. The market operates under the sheets of tarpon, canvas and plastic. Visit this market to have an inside...
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Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens, Kota Kinabalu 88000, Malaysia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Filipino market is the best haunt to purchase a diverse range of products such as handicrafts, toiletries to traditional food and medicine. One of the things that you ought to buy in the Filipino market is its famous cultured pearl priced at around RM5 apiece. There are also tailors available in the Filipino market. At nighttime, you can find this ...