Poring Hot Spring

Main Entrance of Poring Hot Springs

Poring is a small town 19km east of Ranau and 39km east of Mount Kinabalu in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. It is mainly visited for the Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve which houses both open-air and private cabin baths whose water contains sulphur that is known for its skin-curative properties. The natural hot spring is perfect to soothe tired and aching muscles after the long climb up Mount Kinabalu.

Get in

Public buses from Kinabalu Park are available but make only one trip daily. Alternatively take a taxi from Ranau at about RM30 for the ride (thus, travelling in a group this can be cheap). From Ranau there are very few, if any, public buses making the run to Poring.

For those who are self-driving, the Hot Springs are accessible via Ranau. The road is sealed with adequate sign posting. There is ample free parking inside the main entrance.

An entrance fee is charged to visit the Hot Spring Park, but it is a tourist trap with all the tackiness.

Get around



Canopy Walk


A souvenir shop located in the Resort.

Eat & Drink

Restaurants are available around this Resort, or drive to Ranau town for more variety (including a KFC Restaurant).


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