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Culture of Kota Kinabalu. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Kota Kinabalu The main attraction of Kota Kinabalu is the beautiful Mosque Sabah . The incredibly harmonious large-scale architectural complex is located in the very heart of the city. The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 parishioners at a time. The spectacular snow-white building with beautiful domes and high turrets has a completely unique look, next to the mosque is no less beautiful and large square. In the same place, you will find Signal Hill , the top of which offers an excellent panoramic view of the city and the coast. Signal Hill Observatory Platform was equipped here for numerous travelers.
Magnificent beaches and modern diving centers, an abundance of beautiful places for walks and colorful markets, attractive restaurants and nightclubs - there is no lack of places to relax … Open
As for cultural institutions, the most interesting and visited one is Sabah State Museum . It is housed in a quite unusual structure built in the image of traditional huts of the Murut and the Rungus people. The collection of the museum's exhibits is very diverse, including unique historical artifacts, ancient jewelry and artworks, handicrafts and household items demonstrating specific features of the life of the indigenous population. One of the most interesting expositions is the one dedicated to the climatic features of the region. Besides its numerous exhibition halls, the museum's infrastructure includes an interesting souvenir shop and a cozy cafe, as well as a small botanical garden with a pretty interesting collection of representatives of the local flora.
Kota Kinabalu is also known for its monuments of modern architecture. One of the most beautiful and unusual buildings in the city is Sabah Foundation Building . The futuristic building can be found in one of the city's most picturesque districts, in the Likas Bay. Outwardly, it looks like a huge glass with 72 facets. The building is extremely tall, so it is clearly visible from all parts of the city, and it is quite easy to reach it. The luxurious skyscraper houses offices, popular shops and restaurants, so it is always under the eye of tourists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Despite the massive destruction during the Second World War, some ancient city buildings have miraculously survived. Among them is the Atkinson Clock Tower built in 1905. It was erected as a monument to Francis George Atkinson, a famous political figure. The tower is a truly unique building: it is completely built of wood, without the use of additional fastening elements. Over the years, the beautiful tower has been repeatedly reconstructed, which did not prevent it from preserving its original appearance. Like a hundred years ago, you can set your watch by the tower's clock.
Malaysia - Kota Kinabalu, Sabah In the immediate vicinity of Kota Kinabalu, there is a landmark that is sure to please nature enthusiasts - the charming Perdana Park . The official opening of the park took place quite recently, in 2011. It is the first public park of culture and leisure in Kota Kinabalu. The park is incredibly beautiful: in addition to amazing landscaping, there is a beautiful musical fountain here. Pay attention to the fact that daily in the park there are very interesting recreational activities allowing holidaymakers to appreciate the beauty of the national culture of the local people. Outstanding attractions of the region include The Tunku Abdul Rahman , which has enjoyed immense popularity among tourists for many years. A huge number of interesting walking routes are laid throughout its territory.
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Sultan Ali Sayfuddin Mosque

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One of the most magnificent mosques of the Asian and Pacific Rim in the capital of Brunei. Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is the king’s mosque that was built in 1958. Today it is the main Islamic symbol of the country. The height of the marble minarets is 44 meters. In order to make its cupolas was used the real gold. The mosque is a complex architectural complex with several large inner yards, luxurious gardens and fountains. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Malaysia

Istana Negara Palace is the official residence of the monarch of the country. The entrance to the palace is closed to the public. Tourists can admire the impregnable walls and the impressive changing of the guard. The limestone natural Batu Caves are also a large Buddhist temple complex. A huge statue of the Murugan is located here. Some caves are used for religious rituals. Some of them are open to the public as natural attractions. You can also see the unique caves in the Niah National Park on Borneo Island. Several species of bats live in caves. Also, traces of the presence of cavemen were found here. The reserve was created to preserve them. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Kota Kinabalu

Culture guide to Kota Kinabalu. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Kota Kinabalu: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Kota Kinabalu. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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