Kokol Hill, Kota Kinabalu

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For panoramic views of the nearby Mount Kinabalu, head to Kokol Hill. The car journey to this spot--located just an hour's drive from the city center-- provides a scenic look at the region as you travel up rolling green hillsides. The trek up the hill itself is a nice but unchallenging workout, presenting little trouble for those of moderate experience and fitness. Remember to pack your camera, as the views here deserve to be captured forever. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kokol Hill by using our Kota Kinabalu trip builder website .
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  • If you love sunset, this is a place for you. Definitely a must go! You will be rewarded with a stunning and spectacular views from the top overlooking Manukan Island, and all other small islands surro...  more »
  • The weather should be cold, but when we reached there, it was really hot even at night time the temperature was 25degree celcius, we were quite disappointed. The sunset view was magnificent from Kokol...  more »
  • Grab a seat at one of the resort's restaurants and enjoy the view of the sunset over the city of KK...  more »

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Where to stay in Kota Kinabalu

In the area of Sepanggar you'll find the main set of hotels, ranging from simple and mid-priced, to the more luxurious with good sea views. Move away from the coast for more space and privacy in resort-style hotels, which offer a range of facilities and comfortable, sometimes quirky rooms and apartments. Farther out still, you'll find backpacker motels, giving easy access to the surrounding natural attractions that, after all, are the primary reason for being here.
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