Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu

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Historic Site
Step back to a time of headhunting and spirit worship at Monsopiad Cultural Village, dedicated to the legendary headhunter Monsopiad. Traditional materials were used to build the village, which features a suspension bridge and a structure housing 42 heads taken by Monsopiad. Engage in traditional cooking and music lessons, and watch traditional performances. Make Monsopiad Cultural Village a centerpiece of your Kota Kinabalu vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kota Kinabalu itinerary maker.
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  • Really enjoyed our visit. Didn't go with expectations. Found the people genuinely keen to share their history and interested in NZ's Maori cultural similarities. Remarkable to be there! Such interesti...  more »
  • Kota Kinabalu is more of a gateway to travelling elsewhere. The clock is not so interesting but you will certainly see it while in the city. You don't need to make a special effort to visit the clock....  more »
  • This is a fun attraction. Most tourists go to Mari Mari culture village which is good and a compilation of put together villages. The Monsopiad is the original tribal area. The house of skulls is real...  more »
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  • My kids enjoyed the place. They learnt something about Monsopiad, used a blow pipe and saw real life human skulls. Eye openers to them. The place is less than 1/2 hour from Kota Kinabalu so an easy drive for a few hours of educational activity especially for the kids.
  • Very nice little village where you can learn about the earlier live on the island. We had a fantastic tour guide and a lot of fun making fire, tasting risewine and eating instects.
  • This place allows you to understand the way of the native people of Borneo. The rice wine is a must try. Do wear long sleeve or get your mosquito repellent before visiting.
  • Nice place to visit and see the Kadazandusun culture
  • Historical place and you will be able to see a real skull!!!