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Borneo’s Mount Kinabalu National Park is home to the famed Mount Kinabalu. At 4,101 meters, the mount is the highest on Borneo and the twentieth-highest peak in the world. Most of the peaks at Mount Kinabalu are restricted to experienced climbers. The 4,095-metre Low's Peak is sole the exception. It is a good hike for adventure tourists who are reasonably fit.Don’t Miss
There are two starting points for the trail leading up to the top of Low’s Peak. They converge at Laban Rata. There are a number of hotels near Mount Kinabalu National Park close to the south side and the trails. The majority of people making the climb spend the night at hostels in Laban Rata.
Climbing and hiking are not the only attractions on a trip to Mount Kinabalu. This region of the Crocker Range is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and home to numerous plant and animal species. Spotting orang-utans in the distance or seeing Rafflesia plants are visitor highlights. On the edge of the park, tourists can bathe in hot springs, take a stroll along a treetop walkway, and visit an orchid farm.Restaurants and Bars
A few of the hotels near Mount Kinabalu National Park have onsite restaurants. Mile 36 Lodge is one of these. It has three different dining areas and serves dishes without pork. Typical dishes on the restaurant menus are chicken and rice, mee hoon noodles, fried rice, and breakfast with toast and omelettes or fried eggs. There is a Kentucky Fried Chicken at the small shopping centre near Kundasang War Memorial.Shopping
The centre near the WWII memorial is also the main shopping zone near the park's southern entrances. There is a mini-mart where visitors can stock up on toiletries, snacks, and drinks. Some shops sell hiking boots, backpacks, and walking sticks. Shops also sell a few souvenirs including T-shirts with Mount Kinabalu logos on them. Mount Kinabalu hotels such as the D'Villa Rina Ria Lodge have shops onsite.