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“For the nature lover”

Ranked #85 of 208 things to do in Sabah
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you have a lot of free time, you can indulge yourself in the poring hot spring tubs. Else, a nature walk would be good enough in the park. Bring water all the time and light clothing is advisable as the temperature gets really humid inside the park, so prepare yourself to get sweaty *lol*. The downside is no pictures are allow at the canopy walk, so yea..a bit sad on that part. The good thing is the entrance ticket can be used to get into Kinabalu park.

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Reviewed 14 August 2016

More chance to see wildlive here than the main entrance of Kota Kinabalu reserve. Try to be early if you want to see wild live and do the kanope' quietly without screaming kids and parends. Around 11am the first bus loads arrive, but they don't do the longer hike. Mondays the butherfly garden is closed. Not many people do the hike to the second waterfalls, have to start this one before 12am. There are also places to stay in the park, but really expencive. Oposite the park is a cheap place. Arround the park are also spots to see the Raffisia flower.
The hot springs is nice after the hike but for sure not special when i was there the most pools where closed also the slides, only the badtps where open and the rock pool where you can swim a little, cold water this one. If you want to use a badtup, it takes really long before there is a tittle water in there.

Thank thayfood
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you come to enjoy the hot spring, please come early, maybe around 07:00. We made the mistake of coming around 11:00, after a visit to Desa Farm. Entrance fee was rm3 for Malaysian adult and rm1 for those under 18 years of age. For foreigners, it was rm18/rm10.
The place was simply teeming with people. All the public hot spring pools under the shade, were booked by families it appeared, because they crossed over to the other pools and mingled easily.
We rushed to book the chalets, but they too, were fully booked. What a disappointment for us, especially the 5 little ones in our group of 12.
As an alternative, the majority of us opted to continue to do the canopy walks. I chose to rest my weak knees; after having stood for an hour or so at the shaded hot spring pools, in the vain hope that some of them would vacate one, but they seemed to plan on staying there the whole day.
The canopy walk proved a success to the young ones. They enjoyed it immensely.

Thank 71emma
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We recently had a fine day at Poring Hot Springs while staying in Ranau. From Ranau, you can take a taxi out here. The park has a lot of fun activities, including a canopy walk (I'm afraid of heights but still enjoyed it), a butterfly garden, and a short walk to a little waterfall where you can have a swim at its base. We had hoped to do the long hike to the bigger waterfall, but the jungle heat really kicked my butt and we returned after going only about half way. It was a neat trail but very steep.If you are interested in the long hike, my advise is start early before the heat becomes too oppressive. Then, there is of course the main focus, a series of hot springs pools. Some reviewers described them as dirty, I disagree, I felt that they were fine. It is a nature park after all, not a 5-star sanitized resort. You can enjoy the cool pool, the hot pool, or grab one of the small tubs where you control the heat of the water. Even though we didn't make it all the way to the end of our hike, a coolish soak felt really nice.
We came on a weekday and it was fairly quiet, chatted with some travelers who had hiked the mountain and some nice young doctors from KL. I suspect on the weekend it is a different scene entirely with lots of crowds.
I'm not sure if this would be worth a 3 hr drive each way from KK, but if you are staying in Ranau or Kundasang it makes for a fun day.

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

I was there recently with a group of friends for a day trip in the afternoon.it was during a weekday and we found the place to be rather quiet and peaceful. I visited this place more than 10 years ago after my climb up to Mt Kinabalu. The place has not changed at all. It is about 3-3.5 hous drive from Kota Kinabalu city.The entance fee is RM3 for locals and RM15 for foreigners. It is well worth the fees. Operation time is from 7am to 6pm. The canopy walk is opened from 9am to 4pm. l missed it as we spent lots of time at the Kipungit waterfall. This park has many attractions such as the butterfly farm, the hotsprings which is it main attraction, the Poring canopy walk, tropical garden,a museum,the Langanan trail, the Kipungit waterfall and cave. The distance to the Kipingit waterfall is about 500 metres over a natural tropical raineforest where you can see all types of trees. The trail is a bit uneven and you need to bring good walking shoes. At the Kipungit waterfall, you can take a dip into the pool which is 2-3 feet deep. This waterfall is about 10 feet tall and there is two other smaller waterfalls. There are many spots to take photographs especially the tree cover and various types of plants and trees. The hotsprings that is located not far from the main entrance is tiled and divided into a few pools which is about 3-4 feet deep. For those who donot want to dip their body into the pool, there is a pool for sitting. There is also a rock pool amde up of rocks lined in a circular fashion. The chagning room cum bathroom is quite clean. l didnot go for the Langanan trails as it would take 2/3 hours return. In this attraction, there is also accommodation and a restaurant and souvenir shop. All in all l enjoyed my self and was refreshed.

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