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What to do in Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Malaysia’s Sabah. This modern Asian city is a fantastic destination for its tropical islands, lush rain forests, parks, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mount Kinabalu. If you want adventure, Kota Kinabalu is perfect for you.
Stop by the Atkinson Clock Tower and the Double Six Monument. Culture vultures should visit the Museum of Islamic Civilisation and the Borneo Art Gallery. Then combine your love for history, science, and art at the Sabah State Museum.
Bring your camera to the Sabah State Mosque. See the towering Che Sui Khor Chinese Temple and Puh Toh Tze Chinese Temple. Get your postcard perfect photo of the gorgeous Kota Kinabalu City Mosque. And for a great view of the city centre, go on to Signal Hill Observatory.
Are you looking for some time under the sun? Check out the popular Tanjung Aru Beach. Enjoy the view at Likas Bay Beach. Hop on a boat to reach Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, where you can see swim with undersea creatures. You can also go diving and snorkelling at Usukan Bay and Palau Tiga. If you’re up for more water adventures, have a go at white water rafting at Kiulu River and the heart pumping Padas River.
If you head back to the city, you can visit the Green Connection Aquatica Aquarium with your family. Greet tigers, monkeys, elephants, and land animals next at Lok Kawi Wildlife Park.
See Kota Kinabalu’s green side at the beautiful City Park. Reach the top of Kokol Hill for the best view of Kota Kinabalu. And for the daredevils, you can’t miss paragliding here too.
Visit the botanical gardens of Kinabalu National Park. Then conquer the mighty Mount Kinabalu and achieve one of the greatest travel goals in the world.
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When to visit Kota Kinabalu
The best time to visit Kota Kinabalu is from January to March, so you can enjoy great weather during your trip. Save more money on airfare and book your flights for July because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Kota Kinabalu.
Australian tourists don’t need a visa to fly to Malaysia and travel to Kota Kinabalu for up to three months. For more travel info, just visit the High Commission of Malaysia in Canberra and Smartraveller too.
Travelling to and around Kota Kinabalu
After landing at Kota Kinabalu International Airport, you can take a taxi to reach the city. You can travel around Kota Kinabalu on foot or by riding a taxi, bus, train, and boat.
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