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Kota Belud

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About Kota Belud

Kota Belud is a famous town with beautiful scenery located in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. Among the famous sites here are the world-renowned Mantanani Islands, where long stretches of white sand, fishermen and coconut trees swaying in the gentle breeze can be found. The region has been designated as a marine ecology protection area by global ecological protection organizations. The island has well-developed diving spots where visitors can see many unique underwater species while diving in this vast underwater world that will delight both Chinese and foreign tourists alike.

Popular Attractions in Kota Belud

Riverside Firefly Ecology Center
54 Reviews
The port of River Side Firefly Ecological Base is located at the junction of the river and the sea. There is a large riverside viewing platform equipped with a life jacket and a telescope, where you can look at the mountain. The base has two long bridges that are especially suitable for taking pictures. There are Malay folk dance performances every day, as well as interactive actors and guests. During the day, take a boat to visit the real aborigines of this side of the water - long nose monkeys, appreciate their lazy figures and leisure temperament among the green leaves. In the evening, the beautiful river bay sunset illuminates the river, and the mangroves on both sides of the base at night are like a fairyland.
Mantanani Island Diving
77 Reviews
Mantanani Island is made up of long stretches of white sand, traditional fishing culture and coconut trees that sway in the wind. It has been registered as part of a marine ecological protection area controlled by the World Ecological Protection Organization, thus offering only non-polluting water activities, like snorkeling and deep diving. There are several diving spots on the island that are suitable for both beginners and experienced divers. Visitors have a good chance of encountering many marine animals in the vast ocean beneath.
Kawa Mangrove
390 Reviews
Kawa Mangrove is Kota Kinabalu's most famous mangrove tourism route. Its beach is also famous for its beautiful sunsets. Visitors can take a day trip through the mangroves, as well as enjoy the sun sinking into the ocean. Look out for the local bekantan monkeys or, once night falls, watch for the fireflies glittering like stars. Kawa Mangrove tourism was only recently developed and, as a result, the natural ecological environment has been maintained relatively well. Fireflies should be in abundance.
Mantanani Island
1,112 Reviews
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.

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Kota Kinabalu K2 Fireflies Sunset River Cruise Tour with Dinner
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Trip Moments

Rachel Yu   
Mermaid Island is about an hour's drive from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia, and a 45-minute boat ride from Kota Kinabalu Jetty. The Mermaid Island controls the number of people on the island every day, and 85 people go to the island every day. There are white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, which are a paradise for the world. Mermaid Island belongs to the marine ecological protection area controlled by the World Ecological Protection Organization. It can only engage in non-polluting water activities, such as snorkeling or deep diving, so there are no other banana boats, towed umbrellas and other amusement projects~/hh The time from the dock to the Mermaid Island is about 45 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. The wind and waves on our sea that day were slightly larger, so there are many group members who are seasick, so it is best to prepare seasickness medicine in advance. After lunch on the island, you can take a nap under the swaying coconut grove, or walk along the coast under the sea breeze, or lie on the beach and sunbathe... The general return time is afternoon. 3 o'clock, depending on the weather conditions will be advanced. ready for sea, such as seasickness medicine, swimwear, beach pants, sunglasses, sunscreen, umbrellas, it is best to bring beach shoes to prevent scratching the feet; when snorkeling on the island, please pay attention to safety, do not deliberately Touch all kinds of tropical fish in the water to avoid unnecessary damage. After eating seafood, do not eat tropical fruits such as durian and coconut to avoid diarrhea caused by improper diet.
Posted: Jan 19, 2019