Kota Belud Attractions & Ecotourism Destinations


Kota Belud Attractions & Ecotourism Destinations
View from Tegudon Tourism Village

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 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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