If you want to take some of the most beautiful memories home from your Kota Kinabalu vacation, but you’re not really into climbing packages that would allow you to see the scenic views from the top of Mount Kinabalu, a visit to the Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve might be just the thing you need for adding more color to your holiday, while also keeping it at a “leisure level”.
Named after a native species of bamboo, the region where the Poring springs are located is one of the most frequently visited sites in the Kinabalu National Park.
The area is located at about a 3 hour drive away from the city of Kota Kinabalu, and it is also close to other beautiful and interesting sites such as a bat and butterfly sanctuary or the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre where you can find many rare and superb species of orchids.
The springs themselves can provide you with a truly memorable and enjoyable experience that you won’t find anywhere else. The warm, volcanic water is incredibly soothing, and has also been found to have therapeutic properties, and next to these relaxing baths, you will find a thrilling canopy walk that will make your experience just a little bit spicier.
Even though they are quite a long drive away from your hotel, it is still well worth adding the Poring springs to your itinerary. Not only will the soothing volcanic water relax your sore muscles and reduce your anxiety levels, but the place is also fitted with some great accommodation settings and restaurants that will make you feel like you’re in an actual resort.
Chalets and hostels are available close by for relaxing accommodation, and the various dining facilities are spread across a large area, so regardless of whether you want to enjoy the Poring hot spring experience of soaking in the warm, healing volcanic water, or visit some of the farms, wildlife rehabilitation areas, conservation centers or picnic areas near the springs, you can do so without worrying about anything.
|Poring Hot Spring||MYR 190.00|
- Return transfer to a hotel within Kota Kinabalu
- entrance fee
- Climbing Permit
- canopy walk