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Kinabalu Park, Malaysia

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The biodiversity and natural beauty of Kinabalu Park garnered it official recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. The park traverses four separate climactic zones. In a single day, visitors can explore lowland rainforests, subalpine meadows and ascend the park’s namesake, Mount Kinabalu. The mountain stands at 13,435 feet, as the highest peak in Malaysia and tallest climber-friendly mountain in all of Asia. Often shrouded in ethereal mist and cloud formations, Mount Kinabalu has been long referred to by locals as the revered home of the spirits.

—Prepared by the World Tribune staff

March 15, 2024, World Tribune, p. 12

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