The Kinabalu Park covers a staggering area of 754 sg. km (300 sq.mile) from the Park Headquarters area all the way to Poring Hot Springs 40 km (25 miles) away and northwards to Mandalon, almost reaching the Kudat Hoghway. It is bigger than Singapore Island!

Established as a state park in 1964, this botanical paradise is blessed with an astonishing variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones, from the oak, rhododendron; the coniferous forests, to the alphine meadow plants and to the stunted bushes of the summit zone. Kinabalu Park has probably one of the richest flora collections in the world.

Highways and sealed roads have made the Park easily accessible. It is an easy 2 hour scenic drive from Kota Kinabalu and is a popular getway from the hustle and bustle of the city where visitors can enjoyed the cool invigorating air. In 2004, more than 415,000 visited the park with more than 43,000 climbers. While the focus of the park is the mountain, about 80% of visitors don't climb all the way to the peak but come simply to enjoy the serenity of this place.

Most of the Park facilities located at the HQ including accomodations, restaurants, exhibit centres and etc. A minimal entrance fee is imposed at the entrance of the Kinabalu Park.

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