Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia · 18 hotels available
Ranau Poring Hot Spring is located in district of Ranau and is one of the best places to distress and perfect getaway to release all the soreness and aches of body and mind. The word Poring came from Kadazandusun term for bamboo species. Poring Hot Springs is also one of the therapeutic and ‘must visit’ attractions that is recommended by locals because the water of the hot springs contains sulphuric minerals which have special healing properties and is very famous among the locals and this place also features bird-watching spots, a butterfly farm, a sulphur bath and an outdoor pool. Besides Hot Spring, you also can find rafflesia flower, waterfalls, cave, canopy walk, rainforest, orangutan, orchid farm and butterfly garden nearby this place. For a satisfying and caution trip to Poring Hot Springs, visitors are recommended to bring some important things such as rubber sandals or slippers, change of clothes, towel, and swimwear. This exceptional place is also famous among hikers of Mount Kinabalu.
Poring Hot Springs is situated approximately 136 kilometers from Kota Kinabalu (3 hours drive away). One can choose to either go by bus, take a taxi, or rent a car to get to Poring Hot Springs. Take a flight from KLIA to Kota Kinabalu which will take around 2 hours and 30 minutes to arrive at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. To get to this place from Kota Kinabalu, just drive in the direction to Kota Belud town and this drive will take around 2 hours and 50 minutes by using Jalan Ranau and arrive to Ranau Poring Hot Spring.
Other than the natural hot spring main attraction at Poring Hot Springs, there are also other interesting areas in the park to be visited such as the butterfly farm, the Poring Orchid Conservation Centre and the Poring canopy walkway.
The butterfly farm is the first butterfly farm in Borneo. It features a vast garden, nursery and hatchery for the purpose of education, research and preservation. It houses many types of species of butterflies range from different colours and sizes.
The Poring Orchid Conservation Center is the centre of the largest collection of Sabah orchids and also international species. There is about 1200 species of orchids and this place conserve and preserve orchids with precaution because orchid is very sensitive to different conditions.
The Poring canopy walkway is also a must visit for those who come to Poring Hot Springs. You can take a stroll in the lush greenery of the Menggaris tree and the walkway is around 157.8 meters long and is 41 meters high. Besides that, you also have the chance to see the largest flower in the world, the Rafflesia.
This vacation lodge is situated in Ranau and is very near to Poring Hot Spring about 5 to 10 minutes away. This place features a meeting room, concierge services, and wedding services as well as free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Guests can also enjoy trekking activities and the outdoor rain shower set in the garden. This place also provides a very comfortable stay with many facilities and amenities.
Formerly known as Perkasa Hotel Mt. Kinabalu, the resort is situated atop a hill approximately 5,000 feet above sea level and has a commanding view of the majestic Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. This resort area is accessible to the Kinabalu Parks, the Poring Hot Spring, a beautiful Golf Course, Flora and Fauna, and other places of interest which is very near. This place includes 12 units of semi-detached on the stilt chalets built amidst the pine trees, Free WiFi, upgraded lobby and entrance outlook, upgraded rooms and hallway and a bigger restaurant to accommodate more seating capacity. The duration of time from this resort to Ranau Poring Hot Spring is about 15 minutes.