The mountains have a fascinating geological history, taking ‘just’ a million years to form. The mighty Mount Kinabalu is actually a granite massif that was later thrust upwards through the crust of the surface. The national park is a heritage site and offers hiking trails, botanic garden, lodge for stay and snacking places. There is so much fauna and flora to learn about and a good place to start is the botanic garden (5 RM for non-Malaysian adult)
Kinabalu Park is located at 1,585 metres above sea level and is the main starting point for the summit trail that leads to the top of Mount Kinabalu. It covers an area of 754sq km and is made up of Mount Kinabalu, Mount Tombuyukon and the foothills.