Highlights and main attractions of Mount Kinabalu
Located just 90 kilometres from Kota Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu sits majestically at 4,095 metres above sea level within the Kinabalu National Park, un-surrounded by any other mountains. It has become a place of curiosity for travellers on a Borneo holiday, enticed by the prospect of scaling its peak and the promise of watching the sun rise over the Sabah as they reach the summit.
The Kinabalu National Park covers an area of approximately 750 kilometres and is an area of stunning biodiversity that earned the area UNESCO world heritage status in 2000, with as many as 6,000 plant species, over 300 bird species and 600 butterflies. You will find a bigger variety of species on the lower slopes of the mountain and foothills, whereas more indigenous species to the area are found at the higher sections of the mountain at altitude or on specific areas, which makes it a place of intense interest to wildlife experts and botanists alike.
Carving a dramatic outline against the sky, it rises dramatically out of the canopy, often shrouded in a thick mysterious mist.