I went to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah in April 2016, and while on a day tour of Kundasang and Kinabalu Park, I visited Poring Hot Spring. It is part of Kinabalu Park, and there are quite a lot of things going on in there. I was not expecting to find a modern swimming pool, complete with water slide in there, but there it was. 😉 Besides that, they have a butterfly garden, canopy walk, Kipungit Waterfall, Bat Cave, Langanan Waterfall, and a restaurant.
Located 40 km slightly northeast from the Kinabalu Park HQ, Poring Hot Spring is located in the lowlands, while the Park HQ is located in the higlands. Very popular among the locals, Poring Hot Springs is a place where visitors soak away their soreness and aches in the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, which is deemed to have healing properties.
One can easily spend a day at Poring Hot Springs, and it is a suitable place for the whole family. Here are some photos I took there:
The individual hot spring tubs look very clean and nice. Just turn on the taps and hot water from the hot spring will collect in your personal little dunking tub. You can submerge your whole body in the hot water, or you can just soak your feet.
The walk up to the canopy walk was an uphill hike. The path was well-maintained and clean, and ‘steps’ were fashioned from the natural contours of the earth. The canopy walk itself was well-maintained and clean too, and there was a nice view.
Other articles I wrote about Sabah:
- Kota Kinabalu (day 1)
- Lofty Kundasang (Kota Kinabalu, day 2)
- Mesilau Highland, Kundasang
- Jesselton Point
- Hinava Squid Ink Pasta
- Inanam Bakery Supplies
- Kuih Lidah