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  • Address: 89300 Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Hours: Daily 7am-6pm
  • Admission: $4 (R15)

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Poring Hot Springs Tours

Tucked within the jungles of Malaysian Borneo and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kinabalu Park, Poring Hot Springs is a collection of built attractions highlighting some of the region’s wild features. The star is a series of tiled pools and public baths built by the Japanese during their occupation in WWI. Containing naturally hot sulfurous water pumped to the surface, the baths are popular with tired Mt. Kinabalu trekkers as well as area residents, especially on weekends.

The site also includes an enclosure housing hundreds of species of butterfly—many of which are raised for research or released—an orchid conservation center boasting 1,200 species including rare endemic varieties, tropical gardens home to the tiny mousedeer and, if you’re lucky, the chance to see the world’s largest flower, the rafflesia (or corpse flower), in bloom. A rope bridge canopy walk at 135 feet off the ground, is not for those afraid of heights or the unfit—there’s a muddy uphill scramble to reach it; it is ticketed separately.

Practical Info

The Poring Hot Springs and Nature Reserve is 25 miles (40 km) east of the Kinabalu National Park headquarters. It’s open from 7am-6pm and accessible by public bus or tour from Kota Kinabalu. Admission fee for foreign nationals is $4 (R15) and there is a $1 (RM 5) charge to use your camera (they do check for camera tickets). Some of the Poring Hot Springs attractions have separate ticketing and there’s also an upcharge if you would like a private bath.

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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu, Kota ... 
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day Tour from Kota Kinabalu

4 star rating: Recommended 17 Reviews

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Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.78
Kinabalu Park and Bamboo Spring Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Day Trips
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Kinabalu Park and Bamboo Spring Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and visit Kinabalu Park with our professional local guide. Walk around the trails in the park, ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring Day Trip, Kota Kinabalu, Full-day Tours
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Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring Day Trip

Experience Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring in this 10 hour tour! This exciting tour will begin when your guide picks your up at your hotel at 7:30am, or ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.00
Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring, Kota Kinabalu, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Full-Day Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Spring

Travel to UNESCO-listed Kinabalu Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts. A guided hike along one of the many nature trails in the national park introduces you to ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Kota Kinabalu Park and Poring Hot Springs Tour, Kota Kinabalu, Nature & Wildlife
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Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO for its outstanding universal values and the role as one of the most ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest, Kota Kinabalu, Full-day Tours
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Day Trip to Mount Kinabalu Poring Rainforest

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Mount Kinabalu was nominated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its sheer biodiversity. Enjoy a short trail walk at the base of the mountain and visit the ...  Read more

Location: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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