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The town of Tenom is found within the Interior Division of Sabah in Malaysia. This town was once named Fort Birch and is known as the unofficial capital of the local Murut people. It is a beautiful town nestled within a valley. Given its train station and nearby city of Beaufort, travel to and from Tenom is easy. Here we’ll be taking a closer look at the relaxed town of Tenom and advising you of the best things to see and do.
The town of Tenom is one of the best places to escape from the haste of the city. Yet if you feel that you are looking for some nightlife, many towns and cities are within easy reach thanks to the train route which runs through Sabah. This is a place which is steeped in local culture, while the areas surrounding the town are pristine, well-preserved and extremely picturesque.
There are two main areas to look for accommodation in Tenom, the southern section of town and near the outlying agricultural fields. You will find hotels ranging from 2 to 5-star with basic facilities provided. Cheaper accommodation is also available in the area. Travellers on a budget can look forward to hostels and campsites, a great choice for backpackers.
Other than the range of well-priced hotels in the area, Tenom also has many homestays offered from by the surrounding farmers. The opportunity to stay in the home of the locals brings with it a glimpse into the life of the locals, as well as the chance to taste amazing cuisine prepared in a traditional manner. The prices and quality are on par with a 3-star hotel making these homestays a worthwhile place to stay.The Top Attractions of Tenom
The Murut Cultural Centre in Kampung Pulong is just ten kilometres, or six miles, from Tenom. Here you have the chance to observe the gigantic pillars and striking architecture of the Murut inhabitants indigenous to Tenom. Artefacts include jars, countless traditional designs and artworks and locally manufactured gongs. This is a great place to explore the culture and heritage of this beautiful location.
Tenom Agricultural Park is a massive, 1500-acre research area for agriculture. The park accessible by the public spans 500-acres and is a beautiful area to explore. There are countless varieties of plants native to the park. The orchids are of particular interest, granting great photo opportunities of some of the rarest flora in Borneo. The panoramic view of the lakes and gardens are both scenic and tranquil, while the hikes, nature walks and many jungle activities ensure that you have ample to do. Don’t miss this fantastic place to explore the untouched rainforests. Chalets, dormitories and camping facilities are all offered for those who wish to stay over in the park.
White-water rafting along the Padas River is an adventure not to be missed. The locals offer trips both up and down the river, allowing you to explore the region at a pace which will get your blood pumping. Various difficulties of rapid are on offer, with routes available to suit anyone from beginners to advanced individuals.
The central market of Tenom, or Pasar Besar Tenom, is the best place to find all the famous food of the region. Here you will find everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to seafood and complete meals. The traders have excellent prices and you can expect to find a greater variety of Chinese cuisine than other ethnic varieties. Yet a range of various flavours from across the country converge at this market, awarded you more than enough to pick from to suit any mood or craving.
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