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Tambunan Rafflesia Reserve

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Kota Kinabalu_Tambunan Highway | 59 km from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 87-774 691
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Interesting flowering plant

The plants when in flower are large nearly a metre across. Check something is in flower before... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Stephen L
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Closed till further notice.

Don't set off for this place unless you have definite information that it is open. We could not... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Ian S
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Arnside, United Kingdom
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“full bloom” (2 reviews)
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Kota Kinabalu_Tambunan Highway | 59 km from Kota Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The plants when in flower are large nearly a metre across. Check something is in flower before visiting

1  Thank Stephen L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Don't set off for this place unless you have definite information that it is open. We could not find out for sure and had a wasted long difficult trip. It looked like it had not been open for a while.

2  Thank Ian S
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We were so lucky to get to see a full bloom that was 3 days old as well as see another bud working it’s way. We were told that this wasn’t a normal time for bloom so being able to see one was even more...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We drove 2 hours from Kota Kinabalu only to find that the centre was closed until further notice. Unfortunately no one has updated the website and so it still appears open.

2  Thank John H
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We drove all the way to be here to see Rafflesia but the place is closed for maintenance. Why there is no announcement to public and we were so disappointed.

3  Thank LoveSunlight
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Before going there get info on the presence of flowers which last just over a week and could be absent for up to 9 months

Thank Bruno F
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Managed to see one in bloom and one dying out. However, $20 per person was a bit steep for an entrance fee for a very short walk/hike into the growth area. it only took us 10 minutes to complete everything.

1  Thank asiantraveller101
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

We were traveling from KK to Tambunan and we decided to visit this place as we approached it. We were the only people there and we explored the place. The cool mountain air added to the experience of walking around the short jungle walk, The...More

Thank Steven_Teo
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped on our tour to Mt. Kinabulu national park. A roadside stall charging about A$10 per person to go down a rough walkway for about 200metres to see the flower. Flower was day 2 in bloom and there was 1 about day 6. Glad...More

1  Thank KerryFlynn
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

I really enjoy this type of tour. The centre itself is well set up and has lots of information about the RAffelesia. We had to trek a long way down the mountain through some pretty steep and slippery terrain. I didn't mind the walk, but...More

Thank matchesbroome
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Best way is go to Trip Advisor and book thru them
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Arnaud L
21 November 2016|
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Response from OzaMansi | Reviewed this property |
I saw in March and at that time there we two fully bloomed Rafflesia, 3-4 in blooming stage and 2 dead. Since the flower take 6 months to bloom, there is no as such season. You can check with local tour guide to take you to... More
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13 March 2016|
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Response from Paul C | Reviewed this property |
Can hire a car and drive. Road has some twists and is hilly, but is sealed all the way. Be careful if is wet as can find areas with loads of water on road. Take your time on drive and will be fine. Would suggest that you... More
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