– Malaysia First World Heritage
of Wonder I Tips
to The Top I Stunning
Flora & Fauna I Surrounding Wonders of Kinabalu Park I Kinabalu
The Kinabalu Park covers a staggering area of 754 sq.km.(291 sq.mi.).Translated,
it is bigger than Singapore Island! Establish as a state park in
1964, this botanical paradise is ranges over 4-climate zones, from
the rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak, rhododendron,
and coniferous forests, to the alpine meadows plants. And stunted
bushes of the summit zone. Kinabalu Park has probably one of the
richest flora collections in the world.
Highways and sealed roads have made the park easily accessible.
Now it’s an easy 2 hour scenic drive from Kota Kinabalu. It
is a popular getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city where
visitors can enjoy the cool invigorating air. Or, for the more intrepid
to explore the forest trails or conquer Mt.Kinabalu itself. While
the focus of the park is the mountain, about 80% of the visitors
don’t climb all the way to the peak but come simply to enjoy
the serenity of place.
The gateway to the summit of Borneo is the4 Kinabalu Park Headquarters,
situated on the sourthern baoundary, at an elevation of 1,563 m.(5,000ft).Most
of the Park’s modern facilities are located here, from visitor’s
accommodation, restaurants and exhibit centres, to the Park’s
offices where overnight visitors and climbers must register.
A minimal entrance is fee is imposed at the entrance of the Kinabalu