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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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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 Review
Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu

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

Mengalum Island

6.5
4.6/5473 Review
"Beaches"
"Islands/Peninsulas"
Gaya Street

Gaya Street

6.2
4.5/5476 Review
"Markets"
Manukan Island

Manukan Island

6.2
4.5/5202 Review
"Outdoor Diving"
"Beaches"
Mari Mari Cultural Village

Mari Mari Cultural Village

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

Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

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

Sabah State Museum

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

Mamutik Island

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

Filipino Market

5.3
4.5/536 Review
"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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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 Review
Avg. USD31/person
"Bars/Bistros"
"View"
Kedai Kopi Seng Hing

Kedai Kopi Seng Hing

4.3/522 Review
Avg. USD3/person
"Southeast Asian"
Ferdinand's

Ferdinand's

4.5/510 Review
Avg. USD42/person
"Western-style"
"View"
Restoran Jeti

Restoran Jeti

4.3/556 Review
Avg. USD32/person
"Seafood"
Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

Suang Tain Seafood Restaurant

4.5/5176 Review
Avg. USD24/person
"Seafood"
FIVE SAILS

FIVE SAILS

4.2/520 Review
Avg. USD24/person
"Buffets"
"Sea View"
Kedai Kopi Yee Fung

Kedai Kopi Yee Fung

4.5/5496 Review
Avg. USD3/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar

Brass Monkey Cafe & Bar

4.2/59 Review
Avg. USD13/person
"Western-style"
"Open Late"
Shang Palace

Shang Palace

4.4/520 Review
Avg. USD27/person
"Cantonese Cuisine"
Gayang Seafood Restaurant, Sulaman Tuaran, Sabah

Gayang Seafood Restaurant, Sulaman Tuaran, Sabah

4.3/552 Review
Avg. USD22/person
"Seafood"
"View"
Little Italy @ Capital

Little Italy @ Capital

4.5/576 Review
Avg. USD13/person
"Western-style"
"Afternoon Tea"
Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh Restaurant

Sin Kee Bah Kut Teh Restaurant

4.3/5265 Review
Avg. USD6/person
"Southeast Asian"

Kota Kinabalu Moments: Through Travelers' Eyes

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🌟 Kota Kinabalu's Sunset & Luxury Stay 🌅✨
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Catching Sunset in Sabah ☀️🌤️💥
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Touring Malaysia's Pulau Tiga, the jellyfish sea is full of fish
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🌅🏨 Kota Kinabalu's Top Hotels for Stunning Views and Comfort 🌴🛏️
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After taking the advice to visit this place, I was truly, truly moved to tears
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This is probably one of the most beautiful universities in the world!!!
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Give up Sanya! The sea view here in Kota Kinabalu is absolutely stunning, as well as the sunset
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