Must Visit Places In Kundasang

Must Visit Places In Kundasang

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Where Is Kundasang

If you looking for a peaceful and chilling place to relax, Kundasang is definitely the place! Kundasang is a town in the district of Ranau in Sabah. It lies along the bank of Kundasang Valley. It is located about 6 kilometers away from Kinabalu National Park, 12 kilometers from Ranau town and is renowned for its vegetable market which is open seven days a week.

How To Go Kundasang

The only transportation to Kundasang is by car. The distance from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang is 91.7KM, which will take you about two and a half hours to reach Kundasang, and three hours to Ranau. Getting transportation from Kota Kinabalu is very easy, you could take Grab (Malaysia type of Uber), Express Bus, Car Rental, or Mini Bus, but it is different in Kundasang. You can hardly find transportation at Kundasang to take you around. Although the express bus is the most budget transportation, it cost around RM15 – RM20 from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang, but I recommend you rent a car or a driver, or to follow travel agent. I’ll attach some locations and website links below to assist you.

There are two main bus stations in Kota Kinabalu:

Car Rental:

Kundasang Tourist Spots

Kundasang and Ranau is just a few kilometers away. Tourists usually visit Kundasang and Ranau at the same time, so I’ll cover about Kundasang and Ranau tourist spots as well.

Kundasang

Located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu. Desa Cattle Dairy Farm offers one of the most amazing sceneries one cloud envision. Often chosen as a wedding photography destination, with the majestic Mount Kinabalu overlooking beautiful green pastures, the scenery is breathtaking, not forgetting the cool breeze that Kundasang has to offer.

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War Memorial Park 
Non-Malaysian
Adult & Children: 10
Malaysian
Adult: 2 l Children: 1

War Memorial Park was established in 1962, this was one of the first memorials to commemorate the brave Australian and British Prisoners of War who died in Sandakan and during the infamous death marches to Ranau during World War II. The Memorial also remembers the people of North Borneo who risked their lives to help the POWS.

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Kinabalu National Park 
Non-Malaysian
Adult: 15 l Children: 10
Malaysian
Adult: 3 l Children: 1

Kinabalu Park is Malaysia’s first world heritage site. It also the Centre of Plant Diversity for South East Asia, the park boasts more than 5,000 vascular plant species and the park has no shortage of Fauna as well, being home to some 90 lowland mammal species and many others.

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St. Moroli Fish Spa
Non-Malaysian
Adult: 10 l Children: 5
Malaysian
Adult: 5 l Children: 2

In the local Kadazandusun dialect, ‘Tagal’ means ‘no fishing’, and the main purpose of the ‘Tagal’ is to preserve the environment as well as the ecosystem to benefit the future generation. ‘Ikan Pelian’ or Malaysian Mahseer comes from the family of Cyprinidae. These fishes are specifically trained by the villagers to perform the healing massage activities

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Arnab Village
Non-Malaysian
Adult & Children: 5
Malaysian
Adult: 3 l Children: 2

Arnab Village is the largest rabbit park and the first in Sabah. It has a collection of more than 1000 rabbits. The rabbits in this farm are from different species such as Angora, Lionhead, Satin, Rex, Netherland Dwarf, New Zealand White, and Holland Loop. Observe the rabbits in their natural habitat while feeding these fluffy bunnies. Apart from the rabbit, visitors will also be able to see and observe Persian cats and hamsters.

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Poring Hot Spring
Non-Malaysian
Adult: 15 l Children: 10
Malaysian
Adult: 3 l Children: 1

Other than the natural hot spring main attraction at poring hot springs, there are also other interesting areas in the park to be visited such as The Butterfly Farm, The Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, The Tropical Garden, The Poring Canopy Walkway, and The Rafflesia Flower site.

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Sabah Tea Garden
Non-Malaysian & Malaysian
Adult & Children: 10

Sabah Tea is the only organic tea farm in Borneo and one of the few in the world. A trip to the tea garden is both educational and fun, one where visitors can enjoy a variety of recreational activities such as obstacle-crossing in the Sapaon Recreational Area, trekking along the trails to the peak of Kamunsu Hill or embarking on a night walk to check out the unique insect life.

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