Exploring Forest in Kinabalu National Park

kinabalu national park

sisil | Sightseeing
Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia | Hiking & Trekking
08 Nov 2017


Exploring Forest in Kinabalu National Park
Kinabalu National Park is the entrance to Mount Kinabalu, which located in 1585 above sea level and become first point to summit trail to the top of Mount Kinabalu.

How to Get There

Second day in Kinabalu, after wake up in the morning and have my breakfast, I decided to go to Kinabalu National Park. This national park is only 7 km from my hotel and I need 16 minutes to go there.

But, if you starting this trip from Kinabalu airport, you need around 2 hours trip by car, bur or taxi.

 

What to Do

Before I tell you about everything here, let's watch this video first: Video by Dieter Langer

                                                       

 

Kinabalu National Park is the entrance to Mount Kinabalu, which located in 1585 above sea level and become first point to summit trail to the top of Mount Kinabalu.

The entrance fee for foreigner only RM 15 for adult and RM 10 for children.

kinabalu national park

This national park located in Sabah on the northern end of Borneo Island. It covers by 75,370 ha dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4096 above sea level). Also, Kinabalu National Park is one of Unesco World Heritage Site. There are more than six trails in area which you can choose based on your ability to trekking. Don't be affraid of lost, there are so many directions in every turn. I choose Bukit Burung Trail first then continue to Silau-silau Trail towards to Botanical Garden. These trail are not too hard because there are stairs.

kinabalu national park

This beautiful park have so many interesting things for tourist because there are thousands of flora and also animals who live in this park. I see Orchid nursery in this park.

kinabalu national park

Satisfied taking picture here, I continue to hanging bridge. I buy the entrance fee around RM 5. This bridge called Poring Canopy Walkway which over 175 meters long and 43 meters in height, constructed by steel, ropes, cables and series of alumunium ladders bolted together. Laced with polyester ropes, the open rungs of ladders are covered by walking plank. Netting enclosed both sides for addtitonal security. The structure of this bridge is elastic, so it will bounce and swing when people walk on it. Some people feels this thrilling and some feel scary, but I feel both. LOL.

kinabalu national park

My heart stop beating when I look down. But, this bridge is great place for see some animals which spend their live in this bridge, such as bird.

kinabalu national park

As I said before, this national park has so many interesting place. But If you want to explore all of this park, you need extra power for walk.

             

Tips and Trick
  • Wear jacket
  • Bring mineral water
  • Bring camera
  • Wear hiking shoes
  • Do not walk through Poring Canopy Walkway if you have height phobia
  • Do not smoking
  • Keep this area clean
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