Monday, July 19, 2010

Kota Kinabalu National Park & Mount Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia’s first World Heritage. Designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its ‘outstanding universal values’, the park covers an area of 754 square kilometers and surrounds the majestic Mount Kota Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia (and fourth tallest in Southeast Asia). The hiking of Mount Kota Kinabalu up to the Low’s Peak ‘summit’ at 4100 meters is the goal of many trekkers. If climbers wish to go further up, the climb is on bare granite rock. The Rafflesia plant, which has the largest single flower in the world, is also found in the Kota Kinabalu National Park.
This article is taken from the segment, 50+1 Places To Visit from the 50+1 Malaysia book. More detailed explanations on these places or other interesting places to visit in Malaysia, and also more on our truly Malaysian Manglish or celebrities (like Siti & Mawi) are found in the book. As author QuaChee mentions, this book is for everyone… and even Malaysians will be suprise to learn so much more about the country!

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