Monsopiad Cultural Village, Kota Kinabalu

3.2
#6 of 11 in Historic Sites in Sabah
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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  • August 13, 2017
    great place to visit to learn about Kadazan headhunters and Kadazan culture of Sabah, nice traditional homes where you can see how the kadazan live, their lifestyle, and the food, their beliefs, dance...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    The tour guides were great and informative. Learnt a lot about history about Monsopiad and the local culture. The cultural part of the show was fun.  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    There's not a much to see there and expensive fees. But, there's a house with skulls hanging on the ceiling and several weapons used by Monsopiad long time ago. I did try the blow dart and spears, and...  more »
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  • July 17, 2017
    Whilst it was very wet we found the tour interesting and informative every effort was made to explain everything and encouraged to join in and have a go then finish with a cultural dance great place to visit
  • March 15, 2017
    Awesome and very interesting place.. Friendly staff. Tq my tour guide chealsea n junior..n also rolland roy do the demonstration how to make a fire from the bamboo.. Recommended house of skulls & Gintutun Do Mohoing history.. Very informative!!
  • March 4, 2017
    Nice and good.. with walkabout itself more expeeience can earned
  • February 26, 2017
    Place offered traditional local foods and dances.. Good place for tourist
  • September 12, 2016
    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.

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