Poring Hot Spring area (Kinabalu National Park), Poring, Sabah.
|坐标 Coordinate||N06.05145 E116.70119|
|类型 Profile||Stream waterfall,|
|进入 Access||Easy walking.|
|源头 Water source||
|距离 Distance||+/- 1km from Poring Hot Spring Park, 15 mins walking time (Poring Hot Spring is 13 kilometres from Ranau, or about 40 kilometres from the Kinabalu National Park).|
|水池/营区 Pool/Campsite||Small dipping pool. No camping allowed.|
RM3.00/pax (Malaysian adult), RM1.00/pax (Malaysian below 18 years).
RM15.00/pax (Foreigner adult), RM10.00/pax (Foreigner below 18 years).
(free for the visitor have Kinabalu Park climbing permit).
Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve
Telephone: 006 088-878801
A - 步行难度 Trekking Difficulty : [1.5]
Easy jungle trail to the waterfall.
B - 步行时间 Trekking Time : 
About 15 minutes to reach waterfall.
C - 水蛭数量 Leech Factor : 
D - 车辆行进 Vechicle Accessibility : 
Parking lot is easy accessed by normal sedan.
E - 惊艳指数 WOW Factor : 
Poring is a small town located 40 km south-east of the Kinabalu National Park Headquarters, in the district of Ranau. The name Poring came from a Kadazandusun word for a species of giant bamboo grows abundantly in the area. Tourist can hire taxi from Kota Kinabalu or Mount Kota Kinabalu Park to the Poring Hot Spring.
Poring is known for its hot springs and the popular recreation and tourist complex is known as Poring Hot Springs. First developed by the Japanese during World War II, it is now amongst Sabah’s top tourism destinations and very popular amongst foreigners and locals.
The headquarters of the Poring Hot Springs ranger station, at an elevation of 550 meters (1,800 feet), lies on the Park boundry at the edge of Mamut river. Within 1 1/4 hectare (3 acre) area there are 5 hot springs with temperature ranging from 49º to 60º C (120º to 140º F).
Calculated from carpark.
The springs are known for their therapeutic properties and the waters with their sulphuric minerals are reputed to ease aching muscles. Hikers usually will stay 1 day at Poring hot Spring to relax their tired muscle after challenge the Mount Kota Kinabalu. The steamy sulphur water is channeled into several open air tiled pools and tubs from this point. These have replaced the wooden ones installed by the Japanese during wartime occupation.
Beside the hot spring and other attractions in the park, there are 2 waterfalls within the park for those still feel not enough trekking : Kipungit Fall and Langanan Fall.
Kipungit fall is nice place for family picnic and accessible to all age group. The stream water is clear and cold. Local call the watefall as Kipungit Waterfall because there's a bat cave about 15 mins walking journey from the fall. Kipungit means 'bat' in Dusun language.
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