National Park Vacation At Borneo s Mesilau Nature Park An Alternative To Kinabalu National Park
ne of the most popular National Park on the Pinosok
Borneo destinations is Plateau near Kundasang town. The
undoubtedly Kinabalu stretch of the road from
National Park, where Kundasang town to Mesilau Nature
Mount Kinabalu resides. Each Park, which is about 2,000 metres
year, thousands of visitors above sea level, is extremely
visited Kinabalu National Park steep and winding. However, the
for either a refreshing road condition has improved
National Park Vacation to immensely in recent times, which
escape the hot tropical sun and makes the ascending ride a
catch a glimpse of the highest breeze.
mountain in South East Asia, or
to conquer the mystical Mount On the way, you will surely be
Kinabalu. captivated by the spectacular
views of the Kundasang valley
Nevertheless, for a unique with terraced hill slopes planted
National Park Vacation in Borneo, with highlands vegetables, and
you must make sure that you drop parts of the scenic beauty of the
by at the lesser known Kundasang Mount Kinabalu
Mesilau Nature Golf Course, a
Park, which is just about challenging 18-hole golf course
30 minutes by road away from for avid golfers, undeniably, the
Kinabalu National Park. From Kota highest golf course in South East
Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Asia.
Malaysia Borneo, it only takes
approximately 2.5 hour drive to But once you get to Mesilau
reach Mesilau Nature Park. Nature Park, you will notice that
the place is more natural and
Mesilau Nature Park is located "virgin" than the now
within the vicinity of Kinabalu "commercialized" Kinabalu
National Park. As the Park lies a good excuse to stay overnight.
at the base of Mount Kinabalu,
Mount Kinabalu will look even Mesilau Nature Park is also the
more spectacular with a sheer starting point for the
wall of granite towering a few alternative and more challenging
thousand meters from the virgin route up Mount Kinabalu. If you
forest floor and ending in jagged are of an adventurous kind, do
peaks. This breathtaking sight is trek the route up to a kilometres
aptly called the Mesilau or two even if you are not
Pinnacles. planning to climb Mount Kinabalu.
Since the Mesilau Summit
To experience the best of what Trail is relatively newer
Mesilau can offer, you will need and less crowded than the old
to spend a night or two at the summit trail, your chance of
eco-friendly Mesilau Nature encountering (tamed) wildlife is
Resort, which is nestled also brighter.
amongst the trees at the foot of
the mountain within the Park. The One prominent feature of the
Resort itself is amazing since it route is the seemingly abundance
was carefully planned and built of orchids (Rhododendrons) and
to blend into its natural pitcher plants. The world’s
surrounding. largest pitcher plant, the
“Nepenthes Rajah”, is recorded to
The chalets are on slopes grow in abundance here. For most
surrounded by trees with the full visitors, a less taxing guided
view of the Mesilau River flowing nature walk around the Park is
below. And for food, the recommended. It will leave you
Kedamaian Restaurant is famous with lasting "natural" memories.
for its piping hot steamboat, and
barbecue dinners, which makes it Mesilau will not fail to enchant
you with its cool temperate relaxation or retreat.
climate (temperatures vary around
17-21 degree Celcius during the The bio-diversity of the flora
day and 10-15 degree Celcius at and fauna found here makes
night) and serene surroundings as Mesilau a haven for naturalists.
a truly astonishing nature’s It is one of the best locations
paradise. Mesilau Nature Park and in Borneo for an unforgettable
its Resort is an ideal venue for National Park Vacation.
About the Author:
Rich Adz is a writer for e-borneo.com, Borneo's leading trip advisor and tour intermediary. Please also visit Borneo Tropical Vacation for more info on Sabah.
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