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Kinabalu Park
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Type of site: Natural
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Date of Inscription: 2000
Location: Asia, Malaysia, State of Sabah
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Description: On the northern end of the island of Borneo in the State of Sabah sits Kinabalu Park. Towering above it Mount Kinabalu reaches 4,095 m in height, thus being the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. The site boasts an extensive range of habitats from rich tropical lowlands and hill rainforests to tropical mountain forests, sub-alpine forests and scrubs on the higher elevations. Designated as Southeast Asia’s Centre of Plant Diversity, it is remarkably affluent in its species, with Himalayan, Chinese, Australian, Malaysian, as well as pan-tropical flora examples. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Kinabalu National Park or Taman Negara Kinabalu in Malay, established as one of the first national parks of Malaysia in 1964, is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its "outstanding universal values" and the role as one of the most important biological sites in the world. Located at west coast of Sabah, east Malaysia on the island of Borneo; it covers an area of 754 square kilometers surrounding the majestic Mount Kinabalu which at 4,095.2 metres, is the highest mountain in south-east Asia. This botanical site is blessed with astonishing variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones; from rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak, rhododendron, to the coniferous forests, to the alpine meadow plants, and to the stunted bushes of summit zone. The mountain is famous for its many carnivorous plant and orchid species, most notably Nepenthes rajah. It is also home to a multitude of endemic animal species, including the Kinabalu Giant Red Leech and Kinabalu Giant Earthworm. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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