Historically a small village today has grown into a small town. With an elevation of about 2,000 metres above sea level, it is one of the coolest places in Sabah with temperatures dropping to 13ºC at night. Besides being within close proximity to Mount Kinabalu National Park, Kundasang itself has grown into a popular leisure destination with many resorts in the vicinity. It is popular for its fresh vegetables, and plantations and farms suitable for temperate climate.
Kundasang is also associated with the infamous death marches  which took place near the end of WWII in 1945. Over 2500 Australian & British POWs died in Sandakan and during the three forced death marches inland through the jungle towards Ranau.
Kundasang is popular among locals from around Sabah especially during weekends and public holidays. So if you are planning a visit during these times, do book in advance as accommodation in almost all lodgings would be full.
The nearest big town is Ranau located about 20 km east.
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Kundasang is located on the main road between Kota Kinabalu (~100km) and Ranau, 6km after the Mt Kinabalu Park entrance.
Self-drive is easy from Kota Kinabalu with a mostly decent bitumen road and adequate sign posting. It does become mountainous and windy on approach but also very scenic. The journey from KK is about 90-100km and takes approximately 2 hours depending on how confident you are overtaking very slow trucks doing 20 km/hr. Exercise patience and caution as locals do overtake on blind corners, over double lines, and occasionally with on coming traffic.
 By bus
Buses from Kota Kinabalu or Ranau are available.
 By taxi
Long range taxis from Kota Kinabalu or Ranau are another option.
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Kundasang is renowned for its fresh vegetables. In fact, merchants from all over Sabah and Northern Borneo come here to source vegetables. So eat your veggies!
The hotels/resorts have their own restaurants, which are mainly located on the main road, outside of the township. There are local open-air eateries in the township.
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Alcohol is available at restaurants but may not be mentioned on the menu.
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