Poring Hot Spring


Poring is named after a species of giant bamboo that grows abundantly in the area. It lies in the eastern boundaries and situated some 40km (25miles) from the Kinabalu Park Headquarters. Poring is about 400m above sea level and is dominated by the lowland forest with huge dipterocarp trees easily seen on the trails.

Poring is known for its hot sulphur spring bath which was first developed by the Japanese during world war II. The hot waters of the spring are piped into open-air baths. Indoor bathtub is also available for those who preferred privacy. At Poring you could experience the breathtaking treetop walk on the 43m tall canopy walkway. Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world is one of the main attractions here.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours : 8.00am - 5.00pm
(Monday to Sunday)

** Gate Last Entry : 3.00pm

** Canopy Walkway : Last Entry 3.00pm
Poring Hot Spring HQ

Entrance Fee

Entrance fee for Poring Hot Springs.

# Particulars 18 years old and above 17 years old and below Remarks
01 Conservation Fee (Malaysian) RM 10 RM 5 Malaysian aged 12 years old and below, 60 years old above & person with disability : Free of charge
02 Conservation Fee (International) RM 50 RM 25 --
03 Poring Canopy Walkway (Malaysian) RM 5 RM 3 --
04 Poring Canopy Walkway (International) RM 10 RM 8 --

Poring Bath Tub Fee

# Particulars Price (RM) Remarks
01 Slide Pool Fee (Malaysian) RM 3 per person / 3 hours
02 Slide Pool Fee (International) RM 5 per person / 3 hours
03 Open Bathtub Fee (Malaysian & International) RM 10 unit/ first 3 hours & RM10 for subsequent hours
04 Enclosed Bathtub (Deluxe) RM 35 per hour / room
05 Enclosed Bathtub (Standard) RM 25 per hour / room
06 Enclosed Bathtub (Locker Rental) RM 5 whole day

Other Fee

# Particulars Price (RM) Remarks
01 Orchid Species Adoption Fee RM 100 per person
02 Rafflesia Blooming Observation (International) RM 30 per person
03 Rafflesia Blooming Observation (Malaysian) RM 15 per person

Other Attractions


Kipungit Waterfall

1.   Kipungit Waterfall This is the nearest waterfall from Poring Hot Spring & Nature Reserve. It takes approximately 15 minutes walk (1km). The waterfall is about 10 metres in height and suitable for group and family picnics.

2.   Langanan Waterfall This is the highest waterfall in Poring. It is more than 120 metres in height and takes approximately 2 hours trekking through the lowland tropical forest (3.4km).

Bat Cave

30 minutes walk from the main entrance of Poring Hot Spring and along the way to Langanan Waterfalls.

Swimming Pool / Sulphur Bath

To reach Poring's hot pools and swimming pools which are located in a clearing in the forest, one needs to cross a short suspension bridge over the Mamut River. From there, a path leads past some old trees and a grove of Gigantochloa levis , a giant bamboo species from which Poring got its name.

Water temperature in the 5 hot springs ranges between 49 to 60 degrees Celcius. Visitors can enjoy a refreshing dip in the swimming pool (slide pool/rock pool) or soak in sulphurous water channelled from the hot springs into tiled pools and tubs.