View of a farming village at Kundasang

Kundasang is a beautiful town. It is full of visual surprises. It is a place you must stay for a few nights in your plan of climbing Mount Kinabalu.

The first evening at Kinabalu Pine Resort. I sit on the balcony and took this photo with my iPhone 4's HDR Pro app.

Sitting at the balcony of my room, I could see this view of a farming village. Weather at highland changes quickly and the same view look so different under different shades of sunlight.

Kundasang situated at about 1500 meters - 1800 meters above sea level. It is cold at night.

The Hidden Garden Park of Pekan Nabalu

Along the way from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park you will pass through this little town called Pekan Nabalu or Nabalu Town. There is this beautiful garden park in this little town hidden away from the main road.

Garden Park of Pekan Nabalu (Nabalu Town) Mount Kinabalu
The secret garden park of Pekan Nabalu. We were on the way back from Kinabalu Park to Kota Kinabalu.

Mt Kinabalu at Pekan Nabalu (Nabalu Town)
The magnificent Mt Kinabalu.

This secret garden is located behind a row of building and market place on the main road from Kota Kinabalu to Kinabalu Park. You turn in to the left when you see a purple tower at Nabalu. Once you drive near the souvenir stores you can see this small park that gives a beautiful view of Mount Kinabalu.

I read about this town and the beautiful lookout place from internet but I simply could not find it on our way to Kinabalu Park. But when we returned, by sheer luck (wanting to buy some souvenirs), we turned in to this place and saw the beautiful garden park and this view. I am absolutely happy to be rewarded heftily for just a little generosity to buy things from the locals. :-)

Turn to the side road when you see this purple tower. You should be able to find
the secret garden park right after the souvenir stores.

I am keen to find out what is the name of the little town at the hill top of the smaller mountain.
(bottom left of this photo). It is a blank on Google Maps but you can see the town clearly in the satellite view.

Pekan Nabalu lookout garden park is not marked on Google Maps. You need to see it on satellite view.

To see the exact location, try this Kinabalu Park and Surrounding Areas map.

The exact spot.