Kinabalu National Park boasts one of the scenic and impressive natural environments in the world. The national park provides shelter to diverse types of native flora and fauna - several hundreds of them are found only in the park.
The Rafflesia is one of the rarest and strangest flowers in the world. It is undeniably the largest you can find in the world as it weighs up to 22 pounds and the looks quite alien-like. It is actually a parasite which can be hosted by only one vine in the world. Rafflesia is only found in Sumatra, Java, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo and the Philippines. The flower smells like rotting meat near the end of its life cycle to attract flies and other insects. The flower blooms only for three to five days. The chance of seeing one blooming will require some luck and good timing.
The Rafflesia Information Centre is open daily to visitors from 8am to 3pm. Here, visitors can look forward to a jungle trekking adventure to look for the rafflesia flower. It is advisable to wear comfortable trekking shoes in the attempt to trek through the RIC’s challenging terrain.
Enjoy a phenomenal adventure of hiking experience at these popular hiking spots that you would not want to miss, be it to get into shape or simply to catch a view of the amazing sunrise or sunset. The hiking spots include Tirig Hill (Telipok), Ruhiang Hill (Tamparuli), Bonduk Hill (Sepanggar), Bonggol Hill (Kota Belud) and Maragang Hill (Kundasang)
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the Rasa Ria Reserve located at Shangri-La Rasa Ria, Kota Kinabalu, in the Tuaran District of Sabah. Discover a wide array of private activities exclusively created for you. Enliven your senses and experience the wonders of this magical forest sights with these curated activities.