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Poring Hot Spring Kota Kinabalu

A visit to Kinabalu Park will never be perfect without swinging by Poring Hot Springs. Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) slightly northeast from the Parks HQ, Poring is located in the lowlands—a contrast to the Parks HQ. De-stress and soak away the sores and aches of your muscles in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, deemed to have healing properties and very popular among the locals. Other than the natural hot spring main attraction at Poring Hot Springs, there are also other interesting areas in the park to be visited such as the butterfly farm, the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, the tropical garden, the Poring canopy walkway, and the Rafflesia flower site. Butterfly Farm Poring Hot Spring’s butterfly farm is in fact the first butterfly farm in Borneo.

It features a garden, nursery and hatchery for education, research and preservation purposes. Poring Orchid Conservation Centre This centre houses the largest collection of Sabah orchids as well as rare endemic orchids. Some 1, 200 species of orchids are available at this centre. Tropical gardens Get a glimpse of mousedeers and deers frolicking in the garden with the company of vividly coloured birds in the aviary. Poring canopy walkway This canopy walkway is a must visit for anyone who ever sets foot in Poring Hot Springs.

Take a stroll amidst the lush canopy of the Menggaris tree—king of the forest—the walkway is 157.8 meters long and 41 meters high. The Rafflesia flower, the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, doesn’t come around very often. Luckily, in Sabah, we have the largest concentration of Rafflesia population. This rare and exotic flower takes up to 15 months to bud, yet only lasts 7 days in bloom. The park will post a notice to announce a blooming or budding Rafflesia flower.










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