Poring Hot Springs, Kota Kinabalu

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Relax at Poring Hot Springs, a resort built around natural, warm pools of bubbling water located in the lowlands of a national park. Unwind in the therapeutic waters of the numerous hot pools, and cool off in the nearby cold one: locals enjoy these water features for their calming atmosphere and reputed health benefits. Explore the treetops on the resort's canopy walkway, and admire the many colorful butterflies at the onsite farm. The resort also includes an orchid conservation center, housing many varieties of the classic flower. Work out when and for how long to visit Poring Hot Springs and other Kota Kinabalu attractions using our handy Kota Kinabalu driving holiday planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    The poring hot springs are hot springs which are diverted into basin. Everyone can create temperatures in his pool. There are also two smaller cold pools. This is included in the entry (a few euros). In addition, there are private pool at an additional cost and in a cabin located. Extra and the clock counting for another fun pool with slide. Costs not much, but rather something for children. Next to the bathing, there is also a butterfly garden and a tree crown path. Both will cost €1 / person. We have seen amazing butterflies, beetles and spiders. In the garden, it was very quiet and we single visitors. For the bridges between the tree tops, you can't but expect longer to stand. Also, extra charges for mobile phone and camera are due (€ 1 per device). The bridges were amazingly long and extensive, the views great. Who may move some more can run 10 minutes to a waterfall and once again 10 minutes more to the bat cave hike (exceptionally, no entrance fees). Sturdy shoes are recommended for this very! There were too many bats between the rocks look and on our way back, we had even the waterfall very for us and could bathe. The entire Park closes at 18: 00. In front of the entrance, there are various shops and a few restaurants where you get still a local dinner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The 1 & only hot spring water pool in sabah, quite far from kota kinabalu, but its worthwhile.. Remember not to forget extra clothes while you were here..  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    While the idea if a hot springs with a butterfly garden, canopy walk and waterfall is lovely the reality was a little disappointing. The hot springs need more regular cleaning and the individual baths...  more »
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  • September 2, 2017
    Fun walk through the jungle. Met few water falls and enjoy the view of the water. Interestingly, there are fishes that do fish massage too at the water fall. After that, enjoy a nice warm bath from the hot spring. A must come place.
  • September 1, 2017
    You can soak in natural hot water here. If need some privacy you can rent a private room with two large plastic tub for rm15 per hour or rm20 for the jacuzzi. Several small swimming pools are available around the place. You can take several trails like visit the bat cave, butterfly enclosure or waterfalls.
  • August 7, 2017
    A place to be comfortable to visit. Bath with hot water, to calm your mind and rest. A place of calm and far away from nature pollution. This place also has waterfalls, butterflies and others.
  • August 2, 2017
    Advertised as must see attraction. But hot springs are just baths and if you would like to do anything else you mast pay extra. Most of the activities are close at 4 pm. I would say it's something what you need to see...baths are small and water isn't clean.
  • July 15, 2017
    It has everything that nature lovers could've asked for. Privacy, cleanliness, spacious. The fact that there's other places you can go beside the hot spring means you could spend the whole day to just explore the place.

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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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