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Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

4.3/51,663 Reviews
Mosque
Monday-Thursday and Sunday: 8:00-17:00; Friday: 8:00-11:00; Saturday: 9:00-11:00; Ramadan (July 9-August 7): 8:00-12:00, 13:30-15:40, 16:15-18:00 (Local time)
The Floating Mosque, also known as the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, is located on the shores of Likas Bay on the northeastern side of downtown Kota Kinabalu. The mosque is a classic example of contemporary Islamic architecture and offers an unforgettable view of the sunset. The stunning scenery features the white mosque reflected in the lake surrounding it, accented by a backdrop of clear blue sky.
Tanjung Aru Beach

Tanjung Aru Beach

4.6/51,038 Reviews
Beach
Open all day (Local time)
Located on the west side of Kota Kinabalu, Tanjung Aru Beach is undoubtedly one of the most popular landmarks in Kota Kinabalu for both locals and tourists. Daytime entertainment include a variety of water activities, while evenings are perfect for gatherings with family and friends, enjoying the sea breeze, tasting delicious local delicacies and taking in the unparalleled sunsets.
Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

4.4/5366 Reviews
National Park
Island/Peninsula
8:30-17:00 (Local time)
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a famous marine-type national park in Malaysia. It consists of five islands, namely Gaya Island, Sabi Island, Mamudi Island, Manukan Island and Solo Island. These islands have beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. The sea is home to a large number of corals and marine life. The jungle is rich in plants and many rare wild animals. You can choose to island hop, taking a stroll through the woods, diving in the water, or choose an just one island to enjoy the blue sky and a leisurely holiday.
Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu

4.4/5960 Reviews
Open all day (Local time)
Kota Kinabalu is the gateway to east Malaysia and an important transportation hub for those who intend to travel onwards to Sabah. Kota Kinabalu is rich in tourism resources - the magnificently beautiful sunsets from Tanjung Rhu Beach, the towering mountains, the bekantan monkey habitat in the mangroves. There is plenty to fill an exciting holiday with. Kota Kinabalu is surrounded by many small islands, each of which has its own distinctive characteristics. Some of the better known islands include Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan and Pulau Gaya. None of them are too far from Kota Kinabalu and visitors may consider taking an island-hopping tour. Kota Kinabalu is a place where many different cuisines converge. These include popular dishes like Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice, as well as local seafood specialties.
Gaya Street

Gaya Street

4.4/5360 Reviews
Featured Neighbourhood
Open all day, Sunday market 6:30-13:00 (Local time)
Gaya Street is located next to the Central Station in Kota Kinabalu. The entrance is a Chinese-style archway. There are many Chinese restaurants and Chinese shops on both sides of the street. You can taste authentic Chinese food and buy goods from China, giving you the familiar feel of your hometown. The street market on weekends is quite lively, full of goods at affordable prices, including daily necessities, local products, tourist souvenirs, clothing and shoes, vegetables and fruits, specialty snacks, flowers, birds and pets.
Atkinson Clock Tower

Atkinson Clock Tower

4.1/5135 Reviews
Historical Architecture
Signal Hill Observatory Platform

Signal Hill Observatory Platform

4.3/562 Reviews
Observation Deck
Mamutik Island

Mamutik Island

4.4/5138 Reviews
Island/Peninsula
Mamutik Island is a small island located in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park on the west side of Kota Kinabalu. A rocky coast stretches across the west side of the island while a beach covers the east side. The sea water here is clear. Standing on the dock that extends into the sea, you can get photographs of small fish swimming beneath the crystalline waters. A paradise for diving enthusiasts.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Universiti Malaysia Sabah

4.5/5243 Reviews
School
Open all day (Local time)
The main campus of Universiti Malaysia Sabah is located in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, on the east coast of Malaysia. The school is built along the coast and has a beautiful environment. You can see different shades of blue sea, walk on the beach, listen to the sound of the waves, or take photos on the trestle. Universiti Malaysia Sabah's libraries, museums, aquariums, etc. can be visited by tourists. When you are tired, you can go to the school cafeteria to enjoy a delicious and affordable lunch and experience scenes of school-days.
Sabah Museum

Sabah Museum

4.4/596 Reviews
Museum
Sabah Museum is situated in Sabah, Malaysia. It is a prestigious museum in Sabah and contains also a botanic garden, a zoo, and a cultural village. The museum provides information on Sabah's history, custom, culture, animals, plants, etc. Outside, over ten vintage cars are on display. The museum has a long history and is a great place to gain an insight into Sabah's culture and history.
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