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Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia
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About Kota Kinabalu

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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Kota Kinabalu
4.4/5
976 Reviews
Country/City
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to east Malaysia and an important transportation hub for those who intend to travel onwards to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is rich in tourism resources - the magnificently beautiful sunsets from Tanjung Rhu Beach, the towering mountains, the bekantan monkey habitat in the mangroves. There is plenty to fill an exciting holiday with. Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by many small islands, each of which has its own distinctive characteristics. Some of the better known islands include Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Gaya. None of them are too far from Kota Kinabalu and visitors may consider taking an island-hopping tour. Kota Kinabalu is a place where many different cuisines converge. These include popular dishes like Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as local seafood specialties.
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
4.3/5
1,729 Reviews
Mosque
The Floating Mosque, also known as the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, is located on the shores of Likas Bay on the northeastern side of downtown Kota Kinabalu. The mosque is a classic example of contemporary Islamic architecture and offers an unforgettable view of the sunset. The stunning scenery features the white mosque reflected in the lake surrounding it, accented by a backdrop of clear blue sky.
Mantanani Island
4.5/5
1,111 Reviews
Snorkeling/Diving
Island/Peninsula
With its white sands, fishermen and swaying coconut trees, photos of Mantanani Island seem to be more like a picture postcard than reality. The island has already developed some 20 dive spots suitable both for beginners and experienced divers. At Ocean World, you can see a lot of different sea creatures.
Tanjung Aru Beach
4.6/5
1,136 Reviews
Beach
Parent-child tour
Located on the west side of Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular landmarks in Kota Kinabalu for both locals and tourists. Daytime entertainment include a variety of water activities, while evenings are perfect for gatherings with family and friends, enjoying the sea breeze, tasting delicious local delicacies and taking in the unparalleled sunsets.

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Labuan Island & Historical Tour Starting From Kota Kinabalu
From£671.50
Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest
4.8/5
4 Reviews
Available for Tomorrow Onwards
From£59.90
Crocodile Farm, Rungus Longhouse & Tuaran Temple from Kota Kinabalu
From£186.50

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6 Aug, 2020
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7 Aug, 2020
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8 Aug, 2020
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9 Aug, 2020
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