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Kota Belud Attractions & Ecotourism Destinations

    Kota Belud offers great attractions for those who are looking to be with the wonder of nature.

    Don’miss the beautiful spots set against a scenic backdrop with its elegant river, exquisite landscape, and a jaw-dropping view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu!

    This is set at the beautiful hillside of Kota Belud, Sabah which is about 70+ KM from Kota Kinabalu.

    Honestly, the photos don’t do justice to the beauty of this place and if you’re a nature lover, this place should be on your list!

    Kota Belud Attractions & Ecotourism Destinations
    View from Tegudon Tourism Village

    Kota Belud Ecotourism Destinations Attractions

    There are many places you can camp or look up for homestay.

    All the Places I’ve recommended below provides spots for camping (tent available for rental), homestay, hut, cafeteria, shower, toilets and other basic facilities.

    You will just need to contact the service provider and make your arrangement. Please note the places can be crowded during weekends and public holidays.

    Another tip for non-Sabahan, you can usually see Mount Kinabalu clearly from 0500-0800 AM. If you’re not staying overnight, you’ll need to drive/ride early to avoid being dissapointed!

    Kalangadanku Nahaba Tourism Village

    • Price: Between RM 20-60
    • Location: Google Map
    • Contact: +60142007616
    Kalangadanku Nahaba Tourism Village Bridge
    Kalangadanku Nahaba Tourism Village Bridge
    Hut at Kalangadanku Nahaba Tourism Village
    Hut at Kalangadanku Nahaba Tourism Village

    Tegudon Tourism Village – TTV

    • Price: Between RM 20-60
    • Location: Google Map
    • Contact: +60136024089
    Tegudon Tourism Village Bridge
    Tegudon Tourism Village Bridge
    Kota Belud Attractions & Ecotourism Destinations
    View from Tegudon Tourism Village Bridge
    • Price: Between RM 40-600
    • Location: Google Map
    • Contact: +60148555755

    Nahandang Homestay and Campsite

    Morning View from Nahandang & Polumpung
    Morning View from Nahandang & Polumpung
    Camping at  Nahandang
    Camping at Nahandang
    Crystal clear river at Melangkap
    Crystal clear river at Melangkap

    Polumpung Melangkap View Campsite

    • Price: Between RM 20-100
    • Location: Google Map
    • Contact: +60168246529
    Polumpung Melangkap View Campsite
    Polumpung Melangkap View Campsite
    Melangkap Village Road
    Melangkap Village Road

    Kota Belud Attractions

    Lasau Podi (Mountains view)

    Lasau Podi
    Lasau Podi

    The Lasau Podi (map) is an excellent location for stargazing (If you stay camp overnight) and you can enjoy the scenic view of Mount Kinabalu from here. The road is about 95% paved and if my scooter can make it, you can too!

    Tamu Market

    Tamu Market kota belud
    Image: flicker

    To know the culture and lifestyle of locals, the best way is to visit their market. Tamu (means “Meeting”) is a traditional open-air market of Sabah. If you’re up for it, read here for more information.

    Kawa Kawa River Cruise

    Kawa Kawa River Cruise
    image: neverendingfootsteps.com

    The enchanting Kawa Kawa river cruise invites you to experience Sabah’s wildlife along Tempasuk River where you might encounter birds and primates, such as the Proboscis Monkey, long-tailed macaques, the rare silver languar, water buffaloes, river otters, and hornbills during the day. Read here for more information.

    Bukit Bongol

    Bukit Bongol
    Image: mysabah.com

    Bukit Bongol (Hump Hill) has multiple peaks which you can hike and view the majestic mount Kinabalu. Read more at MySabah blog site for more information.

    Usukan Cove

    Usukan Cove
    Image: sabahtourism.com

    If you’re into fishing and just enjoy beach, usukan cove is one of the places you must visit whilst being in Kota Belud. Information on how to get her can be read in here.

    Mantanani Island

    Mantanani Island
    Image: tripadvisor.com

    Mantanani Island, shaped-like a knife, has a beach that stretches up to 2.500 metres. The fact, that this thin island has never been commercialized, secures its hidden secrets. Read more here.

    Parang Making in Siasai Village

    Parang Making in Siasai Village
    Image: sabahruraltourism.com

    Drop by Siasai Village in Kota Belud to learn more of the ancient traditions of parang (machete) making in Sabah. The village is famed for its handmade parangs by the Bajau community. Read more here.

    Hiking Mt Nopungguk & Mt Nungkok

    Hiking Mt Nopungguk & Mt Nungkok
    Image: goecotravel.blogspot.com

    If you’re looking for mountains to hike especially to have different views of the majestic Mount Kinabalu, you can consider mt nungkok and nopungguk. More information can be found here.

    Mount Nungkok & Mount Kinabalu
    Image: IG: @patriciadulasi_pictures
    Mount Nungkok & Mount Kinabalu
    Mount Nungkok & Mount Kinabalu

    Standing three times lower than Mount Kinabalu, Mount Nungkok is often mistaken as Mount Kinabalu during a misty day.

    Mount Nungkok & Mount Kinabalu
    Mount Nungkok & Mount Kinabalu

    Food At Kota Belud Town

    You must try the famous local Mee Sup (Noodle soup) Kota Belud. You can find them easily in the town area.

    Mee Sup Kota Belud
    Mee Sup Kota Belud

    I’ve been to the restaurants below and their foods are recommended.


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