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Kota Kinabalu: 3-Hour Morning City Tour

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Explore the city of Kota Kinabalu with a local guide who will lead you to all the important sights and buildings. Learn more about the area and discover the multiculturalism and diverse architecture of Sabah, as you visit a beautiful mosque and temple.
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 12:00 PM
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Your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu city

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  • Discover the city of Kota Kinabalu with a local guide
  • Admire the beautiful architecture of the State Mosque and detect the combination of modern design and Islamic architecture
  • Visit the Buddhist temple, Puh Toh Tze and marvel at the great statues framing the Chinese building
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Begin your Kota Kinabalu day tour by meeting with your guide at your hotel. Then, proceed to several places of interest in the city center, starting with the Wisma Tun Mustapha, also called the Sabah Foundation Building. The building was established by the first governor of Sabah, the late Tun Datu Haji Mustapha Bin Datu Harun, whose vision was to promote a Malaysian consciousness among the people of Sabah.

Continue to one of the most outstanding pieces of architecture in Sabah, the State Mosque. With its majestic dome and stunning gold inlay motifs, the mosque sits a stone's throw away from the city center. It is a unique combination of prevailing Islamic architecture and contemporary design. Sabah is proud of its multiculturalism and this is often reflected in its diverse architecture. The Puh Toh Tze temple is a Buddhist temple located off Tuaran Road. Built in 1980, the temple stands out with its traditional Chinese roofing and structure. Ten large statues of deities adorn the temple with the Goddess of Mercy, Kwan Yin, standing tall at the main entrance of the temple.

You will then proceed to Signal Hill which offers an amazing bird's eye view of the city. Signal Hill, the highest point in the city, is one of the best places to get a good view of Kota Kinabalu. Not far from Padang Merdeka is the airy deck, here you can get amazing views that extend to the outlying islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park and further.

After that, you will visit Atkinson clock tower. One of the most enduring landmarks in Kota Kinabalu, it stands prominently on a bluff along Signal Hill Road, adjacent to the old Police Station. Built in 1905, this all-wood, no-nails structure was built in memory of Francis George Atkinson, the popular first District Officer of Jesselton during the British North Borneo Chartered Company Administration.

Visit a local souvenir shop to do some souvenir hunting. Discover fung seng seafood, great chocolate varieties at chocolate boutiques, as well as pearl, latex and other products. End the city tour with a transfer back to your hotel.
  • Hotel transfer from the Kota Kinabalu city area
  • Guide
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Product ID: 145089