Ranau is a town located in the state of Sabah, Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It is situated about 108 kilometers east of the state capital, Kota Kinabalu. Ranau is known for its beautiful natural scenery, including lush green hills, forests, and mountains. Sosodikon hill is a natural viewpoint near the small town of Kundasang, at 1465m of altitude. It can be reached by car along a narrow dirt track from Kundasang. From the parking it's a short 400m walk to the viewing platform. Here there are nice views of Mt Kinabalu and the Kundasang valley.
The Sabah tea resort lies 20km east of Ranau in the middle of a tea plantation. Visitors can spend the night here in longhouses or just stop to visit the tea factory or wander through the tea gardens. There is a nice restaurant serving a choice of Malaysian and Western food, tea and cakes.
How to get to the Ranau area
The simplest way to reach the Ranau area is by car from Kota Kinabalu (a 2 1/2 hours drive). Alternatively, there are buses from Kota Kinabalu to Ranau.
There are countless hotels, homestays and other accomodation options, all bookable via the international booking portals.
01 Trail to Sosodikon hill 02 Sosodikon hill 03 Trail to Sosodikon hill 04 Sosodikon hill
05 Sosodikon hill 06 Sosodikon hill 07 Sosodikon hill viewing platform 08 Pink Bougainvillea flowers 09 Pink Bougainvillea flowers
10 Kundasang 11 Kundasang
12 Kundasang 13 Dream World resort
14 Hills near Kundasang 15 Kundasang 16 Kundasang 17 Mt Kinabalu
18 Mt Kinabalu 19 Agriculture field 20 Cabbage field in Kundasang 21 Cabbage field in Kundasang
22 Agriculture in Kundasang 23 Agriculture in Kundasang 24 View towards Mt Kinabalu
25 View towards Mt Kinabalu 26 Sabah tea resort
27 Tea leaves 28 Tea leaves 29 Tea plantation
30 Tea plantation
31 Tea plantation 32 Tea leaves 33 View towards Mt Kinabalu
34 View towards Mt Kinabalu 35 Tea pot statue in Sabah tea resort 36 Sabah tea resort
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