Kinabalu Park, Malaysia's first World Heritage Site is also the Centre of Plant Diversity in South East Asia boasting more that 5,000 vascular plant species and more than 90 lowland mammal species.
The national park is well known for its many carnivorous plant and orchid species amongst them the infamous Nepenthes Rajah (the world's largest pitcher plant) and one of the world's rarest orchids - the Rothschild Slipper Orchid. It is also home to a multitude of endemic animal species, including the Kinabalu Giant Red Leech and Kinabalu Giant Earthworm.
The mountain garden is open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily and visitors are free to roam the gardens on their own. There are also scheduled garden tours led by local rangers and guides.