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Mount Kinabalu Makes It To Lonely Planet's Most Epic Hiking Trails List

It was highlighted as one of the top 50 incredible hikes out of 30 different countries.

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Malaysia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, was recently named as having one of the most thrilling hikes in the world by Lonely Planet

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200 travel writers uncovered 50 of the best hiking trails in 30 countries... and our very own mountain in Sabah made the cut!

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DailyMail revealed a sneak peek into the latest published edition of Epic Hikes of the World by Lonely Planet:

"Incorporating tangled jungle, granite ridges and barren plateaux, traversing Borneo's highest and holiest mountain is a task that requires nerves - and legs - of steel," it read.

Mount Kinabalu is recorded to be the 20th highest mountain in the world towering at 13,435 feet above sea level

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It is Malaysia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site among others, such as Gunung Mulu National Park and Kinabalu Park.

With its breathtaking sunsets and majestic viewpoints, Mount Kinabalu attracts thousands of climbers annually. It is said that an average climber takes roughly two days to scale up and down the mountain.

Other hiking trails in Asia that also made the list were the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan, the Markha Valley in India, and the Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall of China

Markha Valley in India.

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From one-day trails to month-long hikes, Lonely Planet brings to life some of the world's best mountain trails captured through the eyes of their travellers.

Some other hikes recommended in the book are the 14 peaks of Snowdonia in Wales, Routeburn Track in New Zealand, and Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  

Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano located in Tanzania.

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Snowdonia in Wales consists of 14 peaks of over 3,000 feet in height.

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Just this month, our Malaysian-made curry laksa took second place on Lonely Planet's 'Ultimate Eatlist':

While Ipoh was listed as being one of the top three coffee destinations in Asia:

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