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Kota Kinabalu

Malaysia
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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
4.4/5
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Country/City
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.
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
4.3/5
1,729 Reviews
Mosque
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.
Mantanani Island
4.5/5
1,112 Reviews
Snorkeling/Diving
Island/Peninsula
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.
Tanjung Aru Beach
4.6/5
1,137 Reviews
Beach
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.

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Labuan Island & Historical Tour Starting From Kota Kinabalu
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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest
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Crocodile Farm, Rungus Longhouse & Tuaran Temple from Kota Kinabalu
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Kota Kinabalu
If we talk about "food paradise", Sabah certainly can't compare to Kuala Lumpur or Penang, but it also has lots of delicious food. Coming to Sabah for a holiday, of course, you hope not only to eat enough food, but also to eat well. Beautiful scenery and delicious food, this is the perfect holiday destination
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Traveling Across the Sea, Mountains and Jungle, 7 Kinds of Popular Outdoor Activities in Malaysia!
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Traveling across the sea, mountains and jungle, 7 kinds of popular outdoor activities in Malaysia!
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Where You Can Be with The Animals: 7 Popular Sites in Malaysia Revealed!
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Kota Kinabalu Weather

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Trip Moments

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A day trip to Kota Kinabalu City to miss these is equal to white to go to | floating mosque - Kota Kinabalu University - Gaya Street - Zhao Ji / Yee Fung tea room - Sunday market - big eggplant seafood Restaurant-Twilight Buying Gifts-Durian Street Day/Night This line is a recommended trip that I played down and collected the route that Kota Kinabalu must take when I must shoot. : Floating Mosque, located in Likas Bay, is the largest mosque in the area. This Muslim mosque is the largest feature of Islam built on man-made lakes. The white-blue exterior of the mosque looks very elegant, with the main body and reflections combined into one, such as the beautiful scenery floating on the water. Inbound visits must respect the clothing requirements of Islam. Do not wear shorts, short skirts, and rent Islamic clothing if necessary. Sabah University is regarded as the most beautiful university in Southeast Asia, and its pink mosque is one of the must-see attractions. The people who built this temple should have a girls heart. . Use grad to drive the car 12 MYR directly to the Pink Mosque, to the school gate, the driver will stop by the parking to let visitors go to the school gate to do registration and buy tickets, 5 MYR a person, and then enter the car and the driver said to the mosque region. Tanjung Yalu Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Kota Kinabalu. At sunset, there are many travelers sitting on the beach waiting for the sunset and watching the most beautiful Kota Kinabalu. Sunset. : , this is a very popular seafood restaurant in the local market. If you haven't arrived, you have already seen the long queue at the door. Fortunately, this booth is good. Big enough, the queue is still relatively fast. Its good to go directly to pick seafood after sitting down. Its a big crab! Garlic conch is also very delicious. Not to mention, I went to eat spicy crabs~~ Durian Street, the babies who like to eat durian can come here to addiction, durian is full, durian is rich in variety, you can taste authentic Cat Mountain King. Here is a sultry little story, flickering a pig. The story is as follows: There is a famous shop in Durian Street, which is operated by several big brothers who used to fight in the rivers and lakes. The big brothers wash their hands after they wash their hands and love to eat durians. purchase:
Posted: Oct 22, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

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.