Kota Kinabalu Travel Tips

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Kota Kinabalu is a bustling yet laid-back city in Sabah, East Malaysia.

It's the gateway to Borneo’s amazing natural sites including Mount Kinabalu, Mulu Caves National Park, diving spots, and pristine jungles.

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Where to go in Kota Kinabalu? Achieve your travel goals with this list of beautiful destinations, things to do, best places to visit, Kota Kinabalu tourist spots, attractions & more.

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How much does it cost to visit Kota Kinabalu? Click below to see rates and discounts online:

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Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Spring

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

Click below to search recommended Kota Kinabalu hotels/hostels/home rentals within your budget. Book online with these trusted booking sites for rock-bottom prices & convenient bookings.

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Pro tip: Remember to set your minimum/maximum price, travel dates, and sort by review ratings. 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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IN PHOTOS: Marcos on a quick trip to Borneo Island. He visits Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia, and crosses the border to Bandar Seri Bigawan in Brunei.
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