Historically a small village today has grown into a small town. With an elevation of about 2,000 metres above sea level, it is one of the coolest places in Sabah with temperatures dropping to 13ºC at night. Besides being within close proximity to Mount Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang itself has grown into a popular leisure destination with many resorts in the vicinity.
Kundasang is popular for its fresh vegetables, and plantations and farms suitable for temperate climateKundasang is a town in the district of Ranau in Sabah, Malaysia that lies along the bank of Kundasang Valley. Kundasang is located on the main road between Kota Kinabalu (~100km) and Ranau, about 6 kilometres away from Kinabalu National Park, 12 kilometres from Ranau town and is renowned for its vegetable market which is open seven days a week. It is the closest town to Mount Kinabalu and has a panoramic view of the Mountain.
Kundasang is popular among locals from around Sabah especially during weekends and public holidays. So if you are planning a visit during these times, do book in advance as accommodation in almost all lodgings would be full. Be sure to book your accommodation through Agoda.com. Guaranteed lowest price on hotels, resorts, hostels, homes & more, worldwide.
Self-drive is easy from Kota Kinabalu with a mostly decent bitumen road and adequate sign posting. It does become mountainous and windy on approach but also very scenic. The journey from KK is about 90-100km and takes approximately 2 hours depending on how confident you are overtaking very slow trucks doing 20 km/hr. Exercise patience and caution as locals do overtake on blind corners, over double lines, and occasionally with on coming traffic.