Stunning park; great trails with a variety of levels for all types of fitness ability - weather is changeable though, and temperatures can drop quickly so you need to have layers and a good waterproof jacket with you.
Definitely for nature-lovers, people who want a quiet holiday and people who love trekking only. Lots to do there if you are in that categories and bored if you do not fall into that categories.
The park is also well-kept with signboards in place for trekking. The entrance fee is very cheap for such a magnificent place.
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR ECOLOGICAL TRAVEL. EXCELLENT BIRDSWATCHING AND INSECT SEARCHING, WE SPENDING 6DAYS FOR BIRDING AND STILL FEEL NOT ENOUGH ! THERE ARE SEVERAL RESTRANTS OUTSIDE THE PARK.
THE SINGAPORE RESTARANT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, FOOD HERE IS CHEAP AND SAVES YOUR MPNEY .
People are very kind and friendly. Facilities in the national park got very dirty and stinky because of the number of tourists, and cleaning was not prompt and efficient.
Some lodges are overpriced. Tourists have to be sure about the distance of lodge to their point of interest. What you see on the internet are too far from reality.
Most go to climb the mountain or at least spend sometime in the foot hills. The scenery is spectacular especially in the evening or early morning when the clouds clear.
There isn't much else to do but worth a visit at least once or in our case twice.
If you come to Kinabalu National Park, you must climb Mount Kinabalu. The experience is unforgettable and you can enjoy the nice and beautiful nature around you.
When you reach half of the mountain, you can see seas of cloud below you. The view is totally mesmerising.
Climbing Mt. Kinabalu was a great experience. Don't get this close and not go up. The food is great and plentiful at Laban Rata and there is a great atmosphere.
We met many who had climbed it more than once and never thought that we would also want to go back again. you got to get fit before you go if you are a little older. our youngsters got up comfortably. It was a bit scary in the dark at one point, but that made it all the more exciting. Cant wait to go back and do it all again !
Kinabalu national park is important that the starting point for climbing the mountain.but some facility need to upgrade that nothing can see around the park.
This place houses the World Heritage Site, Mt. Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia. Many Sabah visitors come here just to climb the mountain.
If you desire to do so, advance booking & preparation is a must because of its high demand for limited facilities in the mountain. This is a must visit place if you visit Sabah!
Either their leaders are brain dead or just lazy. These place is like ancient . No new attractions , no better services and not value for money to visit.
The park is declared one of the World Heritage sites with many exotic & endemic flora & fauna that many nature enthusiasts would love and appreciate.
Mt Kinabalu by itself is an awesome and majestic mountain to many. It is easily accessible by reasonably fit participants (but requires climbers to engage the local guide - about 1 guide to every 6 in a group) and successful climbers would be awarded a certificate after the climb (for a small administrative fee). The climber is required to book accomodations in advance with an overnight stay close to the summit at Laban Rata.
They provided a place where you can take picture with mount kinabalu view at the back. go there before 7am where no cloud and clear sceenary.
such a nice sightseeing. good for honeymoon but not suitable for a long holiday because all the interesting place can be visit within 2 days.
very cool up there,suggest to prepare enough thick shirt. but very interesting place to relaxing and enjoying panorama of nature. can't wait to visit there again...=)
Malaysia first world natural heritage, worthed to go, if can going for hiking to the mountain will be nicer, pity we only spend 1 day here.
It is very hard to get food. My partner and I at the end had instant cup noodles for dinner. Also it is very hard to get petrol there.
If you are driving, please make sure that you have full tank of petrol.
Ask the Park Office regarding the weather. It can be quite disappointing when you couldn't see the Mt kinabalu if the weather is bad.
Go to Mesilau Nature Centre for a cup of tea while enjoying the beautiful scenery, relaxing music and the chirping of wild birds.
On the way down from Mesilau Nature Park, you can drop by Desa Farm. It's a cattle farm. There is milking seisions, sales of fresh milk and fresh chocolate milk, yoghurt ice cream and souvenirs.
its quite well kept, its cleaner now then it is before several years back. good place for people who like nature and sightseeing
I was disappointed with the National Park. I was expecting the whole area to be within the park as in the national parks in US.
But the National Park is so small. the parking area is so small causing traffic jam. The visitor parking area should be huge or only allow resort guests to come into the area and lead other cars to the car park below. The information centre closes at 4pm. it should be kept till night so that people can watch video etc at night. The visitor centre is terrible. Only 2 bored looking girls only interested in what they are watching on their monitors and only 2 sheets of information on a shelf. This should be a hive of activity, of information given freely and excitedly, a place of colourful photographs, posters, banners.
Kinabalu National Park is a must place to go in Sabah as it offers the most maginificent views of Mount Kinabalu & Crockerange.
This is where the biggset flower in the world bloom i.e Rafflesia. This is also where the most amgnificent natural inhabitants stay & wild animals and varieties of world most beautiful orchids are grown. Natural wild adventure lover must come & stay in here.
Various species of flora & founa and insects can be found. I like the view, the weather and really comfortable with this place
Be well prepared physically and mentally if you opt for the climb on top of mount kinabalu. It's very tiring that's for sure.
Kinabalu Park is very rich in the value of Nature activities like hiking, birding, jungle tracking, study of vegetations etc.
A major attraction in Sabah. Kinabalu is the highest mountain in south east Asia..A lot of people hiking up to the mountain.
Such an amazing view here.Cold place. recommended for relaxing and holidays..Awesome place!
Kinabalu National Park, about 90 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu, is one of the world's most significant natural environments.
The park is home to thousands of types of flora and fauna that are native to the area, and several hundred that are found only in the park.As such, Kinabalu National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000, the first in Malaysia. While its tourist trails are well-worn, the majority of the park is an unspoilt paradise for rare flora and fauna. The terrain ranges from lush, green rainforest at the park's lowest altitudes, while further up the mountain, rhodendron and coniferous forest is prevalent. At the highest altitudes, stunted plant growth and small marsupials survive in a harsh environment.
Good to see the nature and have a feel of the Mt Kinabalu. Nice weather but avoid to go there in the raining season.
Didn't really get to see a lot of the National Park. Walked some of the tracks near the entrance to the Park.
Signage is really not very good. Was a bit disappointed with the size of the trees. Was expecting some really big trees but didn't see any. Perhaps there are some big trees further inside the National Park but don't know. Is pleasant enough to walk the trails near the entrance to the Park, but if you are looking for big trees you will be a bit disappointed like me. If you are looking for big trees look somewhere else.
amazing view- you can see clearly kinabalu mountain around 6.30am - 8am,such a beautiful view ive ever seen
This is the highest peak in South East Asia. Climbing the mountain from Mesilau point could be challenging.
Try the guided trail walk at Kinabalu Park. The longest jungle trail in Kinabalu Park is about 5KM walk.
You can spend half day inside the trail. Go to Kundasang and drive into the valley towards the dairy cattle farm and Mesilau Nature Resort. The view is spectacular. If you have transport you may want to try the Poring Treetop Canopy Walk 40Km away from Kinabalu Park HQ. It is fun. Don't miss the Kundasang War Memorial. It is worthwhile to pay a visit. Most importantly, you should climb Mount Kinabalu.