"Poring is not so Boring for Kids!" Top 5 Page for this destination Kota Kinabalu Off The Beaten Path Tip by Wild_Orchid

Kota Kinabalu Off The Beaten Path: 36 reviews and 79 photos

  at the park entrance
by Wild_Orchid
 
 

The kids will enjoy this because it gives them a chance to splash around in cold water. It's about RM5 per entry into the park.

There are cold and hot sulfur pools where water is piped in from natural springs. Apparently, the sulfur is supposed to be good for your skin.

There are small baths (for 1-6 people), and also larger sized pools (where kids swim using rubber tubes which you can borrow from there-limited in numbers though).

If you don't fancy a dip, you can go for a short jungle trek (various treks that are well marked, not very difficult) or a canopy walk (RM4 per person).

Showers are adequate and quite clean but remember to bring your own towels!

Something unique: The water so hot, you could boil an egg in it ! (but cooking eggs here is not allowed, heh heh)

Downside: Can be crowded with locals & tourists during weekends & public holidays. Alas, some adults may find that Poring can be a bit Boring :-)

Upside: You could also pay (RM30/ hour) to have your own private hot springs/jacuzzi facilities in a "chalet". Limited numbers available.

No, the cool dude in the pics is not my husband...he's a work colleague

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 12, 2004
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