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19 Attractions to Explore Near Gaya Island

Gaya Island
Gaya IslandGaya Island, Sabah, Malaysia

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Gaya is the largest island in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park and is covered with dense tropical forest. Several ridges rise more than 600 feet (180 m), peaking at 1,000 feet (300 m), along the backbone of Gaya Island.

Nearby Attractions

Manukan Island
Manukan Island5.68 KMs away from Gaya Island

Out of the five islands making up Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Manukan Island is the most popular island and features the most developed tourist facilities. It is covered in dense vegetation and has hiking trails.

Jesselton Point
Jesselton Point6.26 KMs away from Gaya Island

Jesselton Point is the city's main ferry terminal, Situated north of downtown Kota Kinabalu. Formerly known as the Kota Kinabalu Ferry Terminal.

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Satay Legend Lok Kawi 16.50 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Gaya Street is a street Sunday market area in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Considered as the Chinatown of Sabah due to many Chinese coffee shops and restaurants situated there.

Atkinson Clock Tower
Atkinson Clock Tower6.59 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Atkinson Clock Tower is the oldest standing structure in Kota Kinabalu. The clock tower was built in the memory of Francis George Atkinson, Jesselton's first district officer who died of Malaria or ‘Borneo Fever’ at the age of 28 in December 1902.

Double Six Memorial Park
Double Six Memorial Park7.14 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Double Six Monument is a memorial that marks the site of 6 June 1976 fatal plane crash known as the Double Six Tragedy bearing the first Chief Minister of Sabah, Tun Fuad Stephens, as well as six other State ministers.

Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site
Kota Kinabalu Wetland Ramsar Site7.38 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Centre is an important refuge and feeding ground for many species of resident birds, as well as several migratory bird species from Northern Asia. In addition, it is a breeding ground for marine life protected by the Fishery Department of Sabah.

Sabah State Mosque
Sabah State Mosque7.67 KMs away from Gaya Island

Masjid Negeri Sabah is the state mosque of Sabah. The architectural design was by Arkitek Jurubina Bertiga, led by Dato Baharuddin Abu Kassim. The mosque was officially opened on 28 June 1977. The mosque can accommodate up to 5,000 worshippers at one time.

Sabah State Museum
Sabah State Museum7.87 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Sabah Museum is the state museum of Sabah, Malaysia. The complex contains not only the museum proper, but also an ethnobotanic garden, a zoo and a heritage village.

Tun Mustapha Tower
Tun Mustapha Tower8.84 KMs away from Gaya Island

Tun Mustapha Tower is a 122 meter, 30-story glass tower in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Inside housed an auditorium, two mini-theatres, exhibition foyer, a gymnasium, kindergarten and Research library. There is a revolving floor on the 18th floor, which slowly spins to give a complete view of Likas Harbour.

Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu
Masjid Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu8.95 KMs away from Gaya Island

Situated near the sea, this majestic white mosque boasts similar features to the Nabawi Mosque in Medina.The architectural design is based on the Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque
Kota Kinabalu City Mosque9.00 KMs away from Gaya Island

The mosque is partially surrounded by a human-made lagoon. This has given rise to the nickname "The Floating Mosque".

Sabah Art Gallery
Sabah Art Gallery9.19 KMs away from Gaya Island

The Sabah Art Gallery is an art gallery in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Sabah Art Gallery is tasked with collecting, storing, preserving, interpreting and exhibiting both local and foreign works of art, so as to improve the quality and appreciation of art in the state.

Mari Mari Cultural Village
Mari Mari Cultural Village19.75 KMs away from Gaya Island

The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo's ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo. The village features 5 different ethnic tribes - the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.

Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu58.84 KMs away from Gaya Island

Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and orangutans. Mount Kinabalu has been

Kundasang War Memorial
Kundasang War Memorial60.54 KMs away from Gaya Island

Built at the foothills of Mount Kinabalu, the Kundasang War Memorial Park commemorates the Prisoners of War from Australia and Britain, along with the locals who attempted to help them, who died during World War II at the hands of the Japanese.

Taman Negara Gunung Kinabalu, Kundasang, Sabah.

Kinabalu Park, in the State of Sabah on the northern end of the island of Borneo, is dominated by Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m),. It has a very wide range of habitats, from rich tropical lowland and hill rainforest to tropical mountain forest, sub-alpine forest and scrubs on the higher elevations.

Mount Tambuyukon
Mount Tambuyukon72.58 KMs away from Gaya Island

Mount Tambuyukon or Tamboyukon is a mountain located in Sabah, Malaysia. It is considered as the third highest mountain in the country with height at 2,579 metres.

Poring Hot Spring
Poring Hot Spring74.54 KMs away from Gaya Island

The springs are known for their therapeutic properties and the waters with their sulphuric minerals are reputed to ease aching muscles. The baths are favored by returned climbers of Mount Kinabalu.

Mantanani Islands
Mantanani Islands84.62 KMs away from Gaya Island

A group of three small islands popular for recreational diving. There are three dive wrecks dating from the Second World War is present in the area here.