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Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu Travel Guide

Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of Malaysia's Sabah, or Borneo. In downtown Kota Kinabalu, there are cultural sites such as the astounding Masjid Bandaraya (Kota Kinabalu City Mosque) and the Atkinson Clock Tower as well as gastronomical ones like Welcome Seafood Restaurant and Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant. Leaving the city proper, Kota Kinabalu has islands such as Pulau Mengalum and Sapi Island, which are suitable for snorkeling. There are also mountains to go climbing, such as Malaysia's famous Gunung Kinabalu, or Mount Kinabalu.
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Things to do in Kota Kinabalu

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Kota Kinabalu? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach

8.1
4.7/51,984 Reviews
Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

7.1
4.4/51,340 Reviews
"Mosques"
Mengalum Island

Mengalum Island

6.6
4.6/5473 Reviews
"Beaches"
"Islands/Peninsulas"
Manukan Island

Manukan Island

6.3
4.5/5202 Reviews
"Outdoor Diving"
"Beaches"
Gaya Street

Gaya Street

6.2
4.5/5476 Reviews
"Markets"
Mari Mari Cultural Village

Mari Mari Cultural Village

5.9
4.4/565 Reviews
"Villages"
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

5.5
4.6/5243 Reviews
"Nature Reserves"
"National Parks"
Sabah State Museum

Sabah State Museum

5.5
4.5/592 Reviews
"Popular Spots"
"Museums"
Mamutik Island

Mamutik Island

5.4
4.5/5113 Reviews
"Campgrounds"
"Beaches"
Filipino Market

Filipino Market

5.3
4.5/536 Reviews
"Markets"
"Featured Neighborhoods"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Kota Kinabalu, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

4.5/5598 Reviews
Oceania Hotel

Oceania Hotel

4.3/5320 Reviews
Capital Express

Capital Express

4.4/5114 Reviews
Kingsman Boutique Hotel
Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

4.2/5411 Reviews

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Kota Kinabalu dishes and foodie spots.
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Sunset Bar

Sunset Bar

4.5/546 Reviews
Avg. GBP24/person
"Bar/Bistro"
"View"
Kedai Kopi Seng Hing

Kedai Kopi Seng Hing

4.3/522 Reviews
Avg. GBP2/person
"Southeast Asian"
Ferdinand's

Ferdinand's

4.5/510 Reviews
Avg. GBP33/person
"Western-style"
"View"
Restoran Jeti

Restoran Jeti

4.3/556 Reviews
Avg. GBP25/person
"Seafood"
Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

4.5/5176 Reviews
Avg. GBP18/person
"Seafood"
FIVE SAILS

FIVE SAILS

4.2/520 Reviews
Avg. GBP18/person
"Buffet"
"View"
Kedai Kopi Yee Fung

Kedai Kopi Yee Fung

4.5/5496 Reviews
Avg. GBP3/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar

Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar

4.2/59 Reviews
Avg. GBP10/person
"Western-style"
"Open Late"
Shang Palace

Shang Palace

4.4/520 Reviews
Avg. GBP21/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
Gayang Seafood Restaurant, Sulaman Tuaran, Sabah

Gayang Seafood Restaurant, Sulaman Tuaran, Sabah

4.3/552 Reviews
Avg. GBP17/person
"Seafood"
"View"
Little Italy @ Capital

Little Italy @ Capital

4.5/576 Reviews
Avg. GBP10/person
"Western-style"
"Afternoon Tea"
Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh Restaurant

Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh Restaurant

4.3/5264 Reviews
Avg. GBP5/person
"Southeast Asian"

Kota Kinabalu Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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