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Kota Kinabalu

No matter if you are looking for a short trip away or planning a vacation, Kota Kinabalu is an excellent destination.

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The population of this area of Sabah is nearly 460,000.

The national capital of Kuala Lumpur is 1,000 mile west of Kota Kinabalu, while Kampong Gaya lies 2 miles to the northwest.

Ensure everyone in the family has a good time by checking out some of the child-friendly activities of the area. Let the kids choose from the Kipandi Butterfly Farm, Water World Theme Park and the Tuaran Crocodile Farm.

You don't need to have gills and fins in order to explore the marine attractions at Green Connection.

If you're intrigued by animals, put the Lok Kawi Wildlife Park on your list of places to visit. Be sure to ask the staff about feeding times and where to find the zoo's most popular specimens.

Pack a picnic hamper and take some time out in the leafy, green surroundings of Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and the Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre. You'll also find plenty of room to lie around on the grass at KK Esplanade and Signal Hill Observatory Platform.

Admire the wonderful scenery and listen to the soothing sounds of tumbling water at Kiansom Waterfall.

Need to escape the bustle of the city? Make your way over to Sutera Harbour and Crocker Range National Park. Poring Hot Spring and Mountain Garden are also highly recommended by nature lovers.

Schedule a visit to some of the delightful cultural institutions in the area. Savor the quiet and relaxing atmosphere as you check out the collections at the Sabah State Museum and Museum of Islamic Civilisation. The Monsopiad Cultural Village and the Mari Mari Cultural Village are also worthwhile.

It's difficult to truly know a place without knowing its past. Luckily, this destination has preserved many of its most significant heritage sites. Among the most visited are the Atkinson Clock Tower, the Petagas War Memorial and the Kundasang War Memorial.

Discover the region's spiritual side and enjoy some moments of quiet contemplation at the Sabah State Mosque and All Saint's Cathedral. If you want to check out more religious sites, keep your eyes peeled for tours at the City Mosque and St. Michael Church Penampang.

Take in the unique sights and sounds of Sedco Square, a bustling public square.

This destination contains several interesting landmarks, such as Upside Down House and Rumah Terbalik.

Embark on a voyage back through time and uncover tales of the area's past at some of the memorial structures and statues. An afternoon at the Tun Mustapha Tower or Keningau Oath Stone is always an enlightening experience.

If you'd like to take a look at one of the area's premier educational institutions, arrange to visit the University of Malaysia Sabah. Take a walk around campus, inspect the facilities and keep your eyes peeled for any guided tours or open days.

This area is famous for being a good shopping destination, so be sure to get your fix of retail therapy while you are here. Search for a bargain, indulge a luxury purchase or just enjoy the atmosphere at 1 Borneo Hypermall and Centre Point. City Mall and Kota Kinabalu Central Market are also brimming with excitement.

Traveling golf nuts can always get their fix at the Dalit Bay Golf & Country Club and the Borneo Golf and Country Club.

Whether you are in Kota Kinabalu for work or for pleasure, you won't regret stopping by Tamparuli Suspension Bridge or Zip Borneo.

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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Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa AU$228
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Resort & Spa

Pantai Dalit Beach, Tuaran
    of 5, from 676 reviews
    5.0 out of 5.0

    Located on the Pantai Dalit Beach on Borneo's northern tip, the resort is 12 km (7 mi) from Tuaran Tamu, 30 km (17 mi) from the center of Kota Kinabalu, and 73 km (45 mi) from the Kinabalu National Park.

    The Pacific Sutera Hotel AU$165
    The Pacific Sutera Hotel

    The Pacific Sutera Hotel

    1 Sutera Harbour Boulevard, Kota Kinabalu
      of 5, from 1,118 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).

      Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu AU$49
      Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

      Dreamtel Kota Kinabalu

      5, Jalan Padang, Kota Kinabalu
        of 5, from 1,070 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.

        Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu AU$81
        Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

        Promenade Hotel Kota Kinabalu

        No 4, Lorong Api-Api 3, Kota Kinabalu
          of 5, from 183 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.

          The Klagan Hotel AU$58
          The Klagan Hotel

          The Klagan Hotel

          Unit 25-28, Ground Floor, Block D, Kota Kinabalu
            of 5, from 432 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this hotel is 0 mi (0.1 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.

            Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa AU$255
            Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

            Shangri La's Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa

            No. 20, Jalan Aru, Kota Kinabalu
              of 5, from 963 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.

              Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai AU$124
              Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

              Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

              Off Jalan Sepangar Bay, Kota Kinabalu
                of 5, from 553 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                This Karambunai resort is on the beach, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Karambunai Peninsula, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Dalit Beach and 1 Borneo Hypermall. University of Malaysia Sabah and Borneo Marine Research Institute are also within 12 mi (20 km).

                Ming Garden Hotel and Residences AU$61
                Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

                Ming Garden Hotel and Residences

                Lorong Ming Garden, Jalan Coastal, Kota Kinabalu
                  of 5, from 580 reviews
                  4.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in Downtown Kota Kinabalu, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Plaza Wawasan and Sabah State Mosque. Likas Stadium is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

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