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Kota Kinabalu

Want to escape the nine-to-five grind? Kota Kinabalu offers a number of places to go and things to see.

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This Sabah location has roughly 460,000 people.

It is situated 2 miles southeast of Kampong Gaya and about 1,000 mile east of the national capital of Kuala Lumpur.

If you're traveling with children, you'll want to set aside a bit of time to see some of the excellent family-friendly attractions. Fun-filled hours await at Kipandi Butterfly Farm, Water World Theme Park and Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

Gaze on in wonder as aquatic animals slip through the water at Green Connection.

Your family will have a blast investigating the native and exotic creatures at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park. Be sure to ask the staff about zookeeper presentations and where to find the zoo's rarer inhabitants.

Pack some lunch and take it easy for a while in the peaceful, green surroundings of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre. KK Esplanade and Signal Hill Observatory Platform are two more pleasant spots to while away a lazy day over a good book.

Admire the wonderful landscape while listening to the sounds of tumbling water at Kiansom Waterfall.

Want to get away from the stress of the city? Head out on an adventure to Sutera Harbour and Crocker Range National Park. Nature enthusiasts will also have an excellent time at Poring Hot Spring and Mountain Garden.

Broaden your horizons with a visit to one of the area's well-curated cultural spaces. Meander through the hallways as you admire the displays at Sabah State Museum and Museum of Islamic Civilisation. Another two to look at are Monsopiad Cultural Village and Mari Mari Cultural Village.

Wander back through the ages by spending an hour or two at some of the much-loved local heritage sites. Significant and insightful, Atkinson Clock Tower, Petagas War Memorial and Kundasang War Memorial are all worthy of a visit.

Learn about the region's spiritual side and take some time to reflect at Sabah State Mosque and All Saint's Cathedral. If you'd be interested to explore more religious sites, check for guided tours at City Mosque and St. Michael Church Penampang.

Want to kick back and relax like a local? Sedco Square is a great place where you can feel the vibrancy of the city.

This area contains some distinctive landmarks, such as Upside Down House and Rumah Terbalik.

Take the time to reflect upon the lived experiences of Kota Kinabalu's past inhabitants at a couple of its memorial statues and structures. Time spent at Tun Mustapha Tower or Keningau Oath Stone is sure to be an enlightening experience.

Travelers of all ages will discover something of interest at University of Malaysia Sabah, a leading educational institution. Those who finished school years ago will appreciate the modern facilities, while aspiring young students can see what lies ahead.

This area is renowned as a great place to shop, so don't miss out on a fix of retail therapy while you are here. Find a great deal, indulge a luxury purchase or just enjoy a bit of window-shopping at 1 Borneo Hypermall and Centre Point. City Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also lots of fun to visit.

Hang out with the locals and aim for an eagle at Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club. If have time for one more game, mix it up with a visit to Borneo Golf and Country Club.

Even after all the awesome attractions you've managed to squeeze into your itinerary, you can always fit a couple more! Tamparuli Suspension Bridge and Zip Borneo are worth considering.

Accommodation in Kota Kinabalu

You won't have any problems finding the most suitable hotel in Kota Kinabalu. Expedia's lodging page offers 144 different options in this popular destination.

Two of the more upmarket Kota Kinabalu hotel options in which you can enjoy some of the most comfortable guest services in town, are the Bunga Raya Island Resort & Spa, at Polish Bay, Gaya Island, and the Gayana Eco Resort, at Malohom Bay, Tunku Abdul Rahman Park. Alternatively, in the more economical bracket, you can also check out the Borneo Global Backpackers and the Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre (Opening December 2017). The Borneo Global Backpackers is housed at Ground & 1st Floor, Lot No. 29, while the Mercure Kota Kinabalu City Centre (Opening December 2017) is found at 53 Jalan Gaya, 1st Floor.


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Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Kota Kinabalu
3.6
of 5, from 55 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Warisan Square and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 10 minutes.

$189
Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
4.3
of 5, from 298 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

This Malaysia beachfront resort on Borneo's northern coast is a 10-minute drive from downtown Kota Kinabalu and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Poring Hot Springs is 30 minutes away.

$123
The Pacific Sutera Hotel

The Pacific Sutera Hotel

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.1
of 5, from 343 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

KK Marina Court Resort Vacation Condos

Marina Court Resort Condominiums, Kota Kinabalu
3.5
of 5, from 30 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sabah State Mosque. Filipino Market and Plaza Wawasan are also within 10 minutes.

$45
Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu
3.8
of 5, from 300 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Atkinson Clock Tower and Gaya Street Sunday Market. Sedco Square and Wisma Merdeka are also within 10 minutes.

$24
Promenade Service Apartments

Promenade Service Apartments

3-G-17, Lorong Api-Api 2, Kota Kinabalu
2.5
of 5, from 75 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Warisan Square and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sabah State Mosque and Likas Stadium. Filipino Market and Centre Point are also within 10 minutes.

$125
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Hyatt Regency Kinabalu

Jalan Datuk Salleh Sulong, Kota Kinabalu
4.1
of 5, from 282 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this luxury hotel is steps from KK Esplanade and Wisma Merdeka. Suria Sabah Shopping Mall is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) away.

$161
The Magellan Sutera Resort

The Magellan Sutera Resort

1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
4.2
of 5, from 186 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Nestled on the beach, this Downtown Kota Kinabalu hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sutera Harbour and Sabah State Mosque. Plaza Wawasan and Imago Shopping Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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