Surrounding Wonders of Kinabalu
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Flora & Fauna I Surrounding Wonders of Kinabalu Park I Kinabalu
A visit to the Kinabalu Park is not complete without a jaunt to
Poring. Well known for its Hot Springs, it’s the perfect place
to visit after you climb up Mount Kinabalu. Soak away the sores
and aches of muscles in the hot sulfuric minerals of this spring.
The water is claimed to have curative powers and is popular with
the locals. After your rejuvenation, stay a night or two to enjoy
the other attractions around this area.
Admire Poring’s delightful Butterfly Farm where you’ll
find several species of colorful and striking butterflies.
Borneo’s first – this farm features a garden, nursery,
and hatchery for the purpose of research, education, and the preservation
of endangered species. Opening hours are from 9.00am to 4.00pm every
Tuesday to Saturday.
With over 1,200 species of orchids found with Kinabalu Park, it’s
not surprising that the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre has the
largest live collection of the Sabah Orchid. You’ll also find
several other rare and endemic wild orchids as this centre is active
in its conservation. Nearby is the Tropical Garden where you’ll
find mousedeers and deers relaxing under the gaze of colorful birds
in the aviary.
A must-visit for all visitors is the Poring Canopy Walkway. Stroll
amidst the treetops of the Menggaris Tree – the king of the
forest – and admire the view of the rainforest from a different
perspectives. The canopy walkway is 157.8 m. long and 41 m. high!
The world biggest flower – Rafflesia – is also one
of the hardest to find. Fortunately, Sabah is known to have the
largest to find. Fortunately, Sabah is known to have the largest
concentration of the Rafflesia population. This exotic flower takes
up to 15 months to bud only lasts 7 days in bloom. For a chance
to view this spectacle, do ask Park Rangers or research staff on