1. Signal Hill Observatory Platform

Location: Jalan Bukit Bendera. Save on Google Maps.

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See also: Places to Visit in Malaysia | Kuala Lumpur Itinerary | Singapore Travel Guide.

More travel tips coming up! In the meantine, enjoy this quick list of attractions and tourist spots in Kota Kinabalu. To help with your trip planning, I’ve added links to the locations on Google Maps. Feel free to click/tap on the links posted. Then, use the “save” feature on the Google Maps app for easy reference.

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2. Atkinson Clock Tower

Location: Lorong Dewan / Jalan Bukit Bendera. Save on Google Maps.

3. Kota Kinabalu Islands (Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park)

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4. KK Waterfront

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5. Gaya Street Sunday Market

Location: Jalan Gaya. Save on Google Maps.

6. Tanjung Aru Beach

Location: Tanjung Aru. Save on Google Maps.

7. Mount Kinabalu

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Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring

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Beyond Kota Kinabalu


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Places to visit in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu tourist spots, things to do in Kota Kinabalu, where to go in Kota Kinabalu & more.

Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

Where to Stay in Kota Kinabalu

Click below & search recommended Kota Kinabalu hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Remember to set your min/max price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. I often book online with these trusted booking sites below for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.


Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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