Tuesday, 24 May 2016
KINABALU: Hot Spring
I thought hot spring bath can only be experienced at the Yellowstone National Park in USA or we have to travel all the way to Iceland to enjoy the water. But it is right here; a two hours drive from my hometown in Jesselton (Kota Kinabalu). Right in our own backyard! It's call the Poring Hot Spring or Poring National Park. Hot spring is a geothermal heated water coming from the earth crust. Many of the spring produce tolerable hot water and therefore pleasurable to bath with. But many are also too hot and dangerous. The heat is unbearable and could kill people if come into contact. But this one at Poring is indeed comfortable. The park does provide pools for visiting tourists and the guests and they can also mix the hot water with cold one. It is believed hot spring contains minerals beneficial to our health.
Nearby, we can also experience "sky walking" where the park provided a platform for the guests to walk among the canopies of the tropical hardwood forest, untouched by men (at this moment). The scenes are breathtaking. Platform 3 is the highest and the longest; and the scariest!
The Poring Hot Spring National Park is located at the highest mountain of North Borneo (Sabah) and it is one of the Kinabalu areas. There are many more beautiful places to explore here but at this moment, time only permit us to see a few.
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