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Kota Kinabalu

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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 City Mosque
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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.

Tanjung Aru Beach
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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.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park
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Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a famous marine-type national park in Malaysia. It consists of five islands, namely Gaya Island, Sabi Island, Mamudi Island, Manukan Island and Solo Island. These islands have beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The sea is home to a large number of corals and marine life. The jungle is rich in plants and many rare wild animals. You can choose to island hop, taking a stroll through the woods, diving in the water, or choose an just one island to enjoy the blue sky and a leisurely holiday.

Kota Kinabalu
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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.

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Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, which is a Malaysian state in northern Borneo. The city, also known as KK, is located by the seaside and is known for its bustling markets, beautiful beaches, seaside mosque and more. Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by the beautiful rainforests of Borneo and is the gateway to the Kinabalu National Park which is also home to Mount Kinabalu. The city has a very different flavour compared to West Malaysia, and you will be pleasantly surprised by the rustic atmosphere of this seaside city. While most tourists use the city as a base to explore the beautiful countryside, you must also set aside a couple of days to explore the city. It has a lot to offer that is beyond the usual tourist trappings. Kota Kinabalu is a charming city that is worth exploring for an unfiltered view of eastern Malay culture. Here is a list of things you must see while in Kota Kinabalu.
TripBlog   Oct 15, 2019

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I recommended Manukan Island, Gaya Island, Mamutik Island, Mantanani Island Diving, Pulau Tiga Park.
Here are the absolute best restaurants in Kota Kinabalu: Kalamatas Resto Ba', Pak Man Resepi, Pak Man Resepi, Little Melaka Alamesra, Relax Coffee Cafe.
Here are the best places to visit in Kota Kinabalu, including: Kawa Mangrove, Gaya Street, Sapi Island, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Manukan Island.
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