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Kota Kinabalu City Top 10 Attractions

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Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah. This is the first leg for tourist visiting the Land Below the Wind.  But where should we start the trip? Based on tourist popularity, here are the top 10 attractions that won’t disappoint you:
 

  1. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park

    Oceans here I come! Besides swimming, snorkelling and sun-bathing at this pristine marine park, there are varieties of exciting water sports to keep you busy. Among those are riding the banana boat, kayaking, water-paragliding, seabed walking and PADI’s Discover Scuba Diving course for first timer. [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  2. Handicraft Market

    You can buy all kinds of cheap handicrafts and souvenirs here. Be prepared to unleash your bargaining skills and you will not leave empty handed. As evening approaches, appetizing smells will emanate from behind the market, here is also a good place to eat barbecued seafood. [Map]

     
  3. The Waterfront

    The Waterfront is the hip place for seafood dining and nightlife. The nearby Ocean Seafood Restaurant and Port View Seafood Village is the first choice. [Map]

     
  4. Tanjung Aru Beach

    Drink cooling coconut water while watching the sunset. If you are lucky, you may be able to see crimson clouds as the sun sets into the horizon. [Map]

     
  5. Sabah State Museum

    Have you ever see jars used to bury the dead? Knives of the headhunting tribe? Or coffins in the shape of cow? Come visit Sabah State Museum to see these wonderful cultural relics! [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  6. Monsopiad Cultural Village

    This is where the headhunting warriors originated from. 200 years old human skulls were exhibited here, as well as several cultural performances by various indigenous tribes of Sabah. [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  7. Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

    This exotic mangroves conservation area is the place to spot many kinds of birds. Early morning and near evening is the good time to visit as the numbers of birds will increase during these times. [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  8. Floating Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

    This architecture that seems like floating on water surface is among the most beautiful mosque in the country. [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  9. Menara Tun Mustapha

    Menara Tun Mustapha, formerly known as Sabah Foundation Building, is one of the only 4 glass style concept building in the world. The structure is also the highest in Sabah. The Atmosphere revolving restaurant and bar is located on 18th floor of the building. [Map] [Book Tour]

     
  10. Gaya Street Sunday market

    Blending into the hustle-bustle of Gaya Street Market and become a Sabahan. You can get what you use, eat, play and see all in one place. Don’t forget to visit century old buildings nearby, the historic Sabah Tourism Building and Atkinson Clock Tower. [Map]

 

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Last Updated:2013-02-19



 
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