Kinabalu National Park, is about one and a half hours drive from Kota Kinabalu City boast to a very rich plants diversity ranges from rich tropical lowland forest, to tropical mountain forest, subalpine forest and scrub on the higher elevations. At the elevation of 1,585 meters above sea level the average temperature of the park is at 15 to 20 degrees celsius (59-68 F), a beautiful western summer that is. Yearly the park sees thousands of visitors, with one common goal that is to hike up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Alternatively, for those nature enthusiast the Botanical Garden is a haven for those seeking rare floras endemic to Kinabalu, some amphibians, and insects. Home of the Dusun tribes, explore to the surrounding villages at the foot of the mountain and bewildered with the rich historical culture and legends of the majestic Mount Kinabalu.