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Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs is one of the best places to visit after a climb of Mt Kinabalu, or after a trip into the jungles of Sabah. The steaming sulphuric water is an excellent tonic for tired limbs. Between hot and cold baths, you can trek through the dipterocarp forests of Poring which are rich in fruit trees, kanas and rotan palms.
The baths were originally built during the Japanese occupation and set in a lush green setting of a beautifully landscaped garden. It is called "Poring" because it is named after a species of bamboo abundant here.
The vegetation in the area is lowland rainforest.
Additional photographs on this page are courtesy of Penny Favilla