Drive 2 hours overland through rice paddy fields and Dusun villages over the ridges of the Crocker Range to Kinabalu Park World Heritage Site, which is about 90 km East of KK and lies at the base of Mount Kinabalu at an altitude of 1500 metres. It is a veritable treasure trove for botanists and bird watchers. On the trip from KK, you will be able to experience spectacular scenery as you cross the ridges of the Croker Range. En route you will get a chance to photograph the mountain from a number of angles (ask the driver to stop for you!) and also to visit a local market at Nabalu village, located near the base of the mountain, to savour local fruits and to bargain prices for the handicrafts. While at the park Headquarters, you will visit the Education Centre and Mountain Botanical Garden which is home to a wide variety of orchids, pitcher plants, carnivorous pitcher plants, various species of flowering rhododendrons, oak trees, ferns and birds.