Poring Hot Spring
Has Something For Everyone
Soak your worries away at Poring Hot Spring. It is one of the many attractions which you will find within Kinabalu Park.
Visitors claim that bathing in the hot springs will cure their health issues and illnesses while others just find it very comforting to lie in warm water.
Either way, it is definitely a must visit if you are looking out for some Sabah Malaysia Tour.
Don't think for a moment, though, that it is just the hot springs you will get to enjoy.
Kinabalu Park tour has other attractions as well. One of them is the much favourite Kinabalu Park Canopy Walk. Even if you are travelling within a group with many varied interests, you are sure to find something that will entice you here.
In the first place, Poring hot spring is also popular among the locals. This little nugget of information will tell you all that you need to know about the hot springs - it really works else the locals would hardly bother to turn up at all.
Besides that, you can also enjoy the sights of butterflies roaming freely at the Butterfly Farm.
In terms of history, this Butterfly Farm was the first in Borneo.
You should also take a look at the tropical gardens within the Kinabalu Park tour itself. Whether it is birds or other animals, you will enjoy a variety of sights and sounds in the gardens.
Another main draw to the hot springs is the Poring Kinabalu Park Canopy Walk.
Do not be afraid because the canopy walk is only 41 meters high.
Instead, enjoy the sensation of walking among giant Menggaris trees.
If you are lucky, you might even be in time to see a Rafflesia flower in bloom.
Take your time to saunter through all 157.8 meters of this walkway and immerse yourself into Mother Nature at her best.
Since it is within a park, you can be sure that there will be minimal charges for entrance.
Poring Hot Springs is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Conservation fee for entry into the hot springs will only set you back RM3.00 (if you are a Malaysian citizen with a valid identification card) or RM10.00 (if you are a tourist from another country).
You will also be charged if you want to go onto the canopy walkway whereby entrance fees are between RM3.00 to RM5.00. However, they go provide you with a guide so you have no fear of going in the wrong direction.
There are also charges for entry into the Butterfly Farm as well as the Tropical Garden.
Off The Beaten Path
If you are keen, you can visit two different waterfalls which are situated just 15 minutes walk away from Poring Hot Springs.
Kipungit and Langanan waterfall are always worth a visit especially since you are already in the area.
The waterfalls are open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily and guided tours are available to bring you there.
How To Get There
The hot springs is about 136 kilometres away from the capital of Sabah so expect a journey on road up till around 3 hours. However, there are many different modes of transport available so it wholly depends on how much time you can spare for your journey.
If it is the bus that you are interested in, there isn't one that goes straight to Poring. Still, it is fairly easy to grab a bus to Poring once you are either in Ranau or Kundasang.
Alternatively, you may also opt for taxi or car rental. Taxi would cost you approximately RM200.
If you are travelling alone to Poring, do not be surprised if the driver waits for more passengers before he goes off towards the destination. Most car rentals would set you back by about RM180 per day.
With the opportunity to get very close to nature, the Hot Spring seems like the perfect travel destination and Sabah Malaysia Tour for those who are looking into enjoying beautiful flora and fauna during their holiday!
There is definitely an abundance of activities and tours to choose from should Poring Hot Springs be your choice.
Here are a few recommended tours available:
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