Why is Kinabalu Park a World Heritage Site?

Posted 16 Apr 2015

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It’s easy to see, why it is that Kinabalu Park is a World Heritage Site!

Within its 753.7sq.km, visitors will experience so much natural biodiversity (there’s even the chance to spot the rare and endemic Rafflesia plant), it’s no wonder why the monumental mountain and its surroundings were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in December 2000.

Mount Kinabalu is a spectacular mountain, and holds the record for highest point on the island of Borneo, as well as all of Malaysia! Although, the lowland forest area is where the immense biodiversity is found; after the Laban Rata plateau, mountain climbers will find not very much vegetation, and the last kilometre of the ascent – it’s just barren rock!

Our Sabah Travel Centre will suggest for those nature lovers to consider our non-climbing packages, such as our Kinabalu Park day trip, halfway climb to Layang Layang, or either of our Explorer Packages. Many visitors will also decide to learn more about the surrounding area, particularly the Kundasang War Memorial Park.

On the east coast, there’s plenty of adventures focused on nature and the multiculturalism of Sabah!

Get more details when you discuss an itinerary with our experts on the wildlife safaris we have to offer, and current promotions too!

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