Poring Hot Spring, Sabah is part of the Kinabalu National Park. The hot springs lie about 13kms from Ranau, or about 40kms from the Kinabalu National Park Head Quarters in Kundasang.
Poring Hot Spring, Sabah was first developed by the Japanese during World War II and is one of Sabah's top tourist destinations and very popular among foreigners and locals alike. The Hot Spring features hot open air sulphur baths that are set amidst a landscaped garden. There are individual concrete pools with taps, one for the hot springs mineral water and the other for cold water that allows temperature control. Walking around the area will lead you though rich forests to streams, waterfalls, walkways and caves.
The hot springs are a great place to rest your tired limbs after a climb of Mt Kinabalu. Accommodations are available for guests who intend to stay overnight at the Poring Hot Springs. You could choose from a Poring Chalet that features 2 units and can accommodate 6 people per unit, old cabins that can accommodate 6 people in the three bedrooms, new cabins that can accommodate 4 people in two bedrooms and a Youth Hostel that features two blocks and can accommodate 24 to 40 people in each block. You could also spend the night in a cam ground that can accommodate 30 people. Tents, blankets and pillows can also be rented.
There are restaurants that cater to visitors who stay overnight at the Poring Hot Springs in Sabah. For more information on Attractions in Sabah visit Travour.