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Gunung Kinabalu Park

04/30/04

 

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Gunung Kinabalu Park

Dominating the Sabah skyline from every perspective is Mount Kinabalu, which at 4,101metres is one of the highest mountain South-east Asia. The mountain and the surrounding area make up the Kinabalu Park, a reserve covering an area of 754 sq km (291 sq miles). This park, which is only a two-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu, is home to an incredibly diverse range of flora and fauna, including the Rafflesia, the largest flower in the vvorld and the Nepenthes (pitcher plant) and more than 1,000 species of orchids.


Rafflesia

There are two ways of exploring this nature's treasure trove. The more energetic and adventurous can hike up the summit trail to the peak of Mount Kinabalu. The ascent and descent will take two days. Those with. a more leisurely visit in mind could stay for a few days at the Park's chalets or at the Perkasa Hotel in Kundasang, and explore sections of the Park using the graded trails near the Park headquarters.