Cool travel blog offers several tips about the top 10 activities in Kota Kinabalu that highlights our favorite tourist spots that answers your question of what to do in Kota Kinabalu.

Kota Kinabalu is a unique place that is included in a large part of Malaysia island Borneo or Sabah that makes each tourists holiday a completely fun experience. One can be amazed by the loads of tourist spots, geared up to welcome you to one of the most picturesque attractions and sceneries of mother nature.

Nature indeed is awesome that creates an effect to tourists alike that is why Kota Kinabalu is this kind of top tour destination for nature lovers. With its fascinating city that balances the elegance of Mount Kinabalu’s height to the depths of the oceans boasting one of the excellent underwater life that has certainly one of the world’s largest biodiversity and coral reefs and add it up with some lovely islands and clean sandy beaches. Kota Kinabalu and Sabah Malaysia a place to go to certainly.

Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

Capitalizing on its natural wonders are resorts, hotels and popular scuba diving and snorkeling activities. Kota Kinabalu hosts some big shopping mall for and weekend markets for your souvenirs. The multicultural style of Malaysia additionally shows itself via an array of captivating delicacies, combining tastes from around the world, most especially with Seafood topping the listing.

In case you are want to know about cool things to do in Kota Kinabalu then we’ve got you covered with the top 10 things to do in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

1. Climb the Majestic Mt Kinabalu

Mt. Kinabalu View Point

The feeling of achievement that you’re going to get after conquering Mount Kinabalu is sure to raise your spirits and make you feel on top of the world. People from nature enthusiasts, mountain climbers or trekkers from around the globe climb this highest climber-friendly mountain in South-East Asia all year round to enjoy some thing unique. Your determination, will power and energy are needed when you want to revel in this journey.

Your climb will be worth it when you reach the top of Mount Kinabalu that shows you a picturesque view of the “city beneath the clouds”. Mountain climbing the well-known and high Mount Kinabalu is truly certainly one of many top things to do in Kota Kinabalu.

If mountain climbing isn’t your thing, there are other places to view the magnificent top of the Mountain in which you may be awed on the sheer peak and size of it like what we did :D.

2. Discover Underwater life

Being part of an Island, Kota Kinabalu hosts one of the picturesque and captivating life underwater. The clean water has clear underwater visibility and the biodiversity is honestly considered unique. Divers are going to be greeted by one of the holistic underwater life ever. So gear up for this adventurous activity and make sure to be mesmerized by what’s awaiting you underwater.

3. Go Island Hopping

kota kinabalu island hopping

Kota Kinabalu is one really unique island in the world, Island hopping is one of the things to do here. Island Hopping is quite an easy whole day activity which involves taking a trip in a number of islands.

tunku abdul rahman national park

Most islands of Kota Kinabalu are inside the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park which are the following: Sapi Island, Gaya Island, Mamutik Island and Manukan Island, Island-hopping has gained really popular in this area. Hiring and Riding private motorboats from the kota kinabalu port allows every island to be explored peacefully and quickly saving time.

4. Visit Lok Kawi wildlife Park

The Lok Kawi wildlife Park in Kota Kinabalu is a place to visit and see local flora and fauna in their best kind, which is in their pure habitat. It additionally preserve, protect wildlife and defend endangered species by placing them in the park. This park is a combination of a miniature zoo collectively with an beautiful and fantastic botanical backyard. For wildlife & nature explorer, traveling Lok Kawi Wildlife Park is the simplest thing to do in Kota Kinabalu.

5. Have A Hearty Meal of Delicious FRESH Seafood

Kota Kinabalu Seafood Restaurants

Without a doubt after all the stimulating and adrenaline rushing activities, one certainly must fuel themselves up freshly picked seafood from the waters of Kota Kinabalu. Tourist from far away come to Kota Kinabalu in Sabah to take pleasure in seafood. All Seafood places like the Welcome, Sedco Square and Gayang Seafood restaurant are characterized by way of the rich display of live seafood, chosen by the shoppers and freshly cooked and served to be savored with utmost satisfaction. Fishes, eels, crabs, oysters, crabs, clams, you name it! For seafood lovers, this simply is the various best troubles to do in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia.

6. Kota Kinabalu Waterfront

Kota Kinabalu Boardwalk

A 1.2 km prolonged Boardwalk is particularly designed to host activities of all kinds and has beautiful facilities permitting it to amass a prominent region inside the town of Kota Kinabalu, boosting its rating as a traveller appeal. The Kota Kinabalu boardwalk is a place where you can find peace, stroll, eat street food and relax after days of activities. Its also a good place to watch the sun go down while having a sip of wine or coffee.

7. North Borneo Railway

North Borneo Railway

Take a ride on the North Borneo Railway and relive the nostalgic romance of British North Borneo. Passengers hop on a train out of the 1900s, running alongside the tracks from Tanjung Aru, and arriving inside the Rice Bowl of Sabah, Papar to view vast amount of sprawling paddy fields, traditional village houses on stilts and buffaloes ambling inside the distance.

8. Kota Kinabalu Mosque

kota kinabalu mosque

Built on a 2.47 acres of land at the Likas bay, the Kota Kinabalu city Mosque is exemplary of the Islamic current structure. Placed close to the ocean, this floating mosque has a prayer corridor which houses 3 madrasahs and accommodates thousands of people at the same time.

The Kota Kinabalu city Mosque is even presumably probably the most beautiful one in Malaysia we have seen so far with its man-made lagoon that surrounds it that offers a serenely stunning and dramatic look to the mosque even at night!

9. Poring Hot Springs

poring hot spring

A visit to Kinabalu Park won’t be great without passing by the hard to miss out Poring hot Springs. Placed about minutes away from the Kota Kinabalu Parks HQ, Poring is placed within the lowlands—a difference to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscle groups due to your hikes in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have therapeutic properties and really stylish among the many locals

We suggest that visitors carry some important things such as sandals/slippers, clothes, towel, and swimming gear.

10. Poring Canopy walk

poring canopy walk

While Poring is famous for its hot springs. One activity you’ll want to do in go to to Poring is take a walk on the canopy walkway. The walkway is placed on top of the highest trees on the park and will surely give you breathtaking views and panorama of the whole place of poring.

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