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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Half-Day Mari-Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu
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Half-Day Mari-Mari Cultural Village Tour in Kota Kinabalu
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The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over arched by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicity of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes (5 tribes) through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from bamboo), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland... AS IT IS... AS IT WAS...
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I would say a must visit of any trip!! A breathtaking explained detailed tour of the village by or tour guide (whom I became good friends with and called him chilli😄😍) Usually I am not into much of history but this village and the guide...More

Thank Nilisha J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very interesting to learn about te various tribes of Sabah n their way of life. Guide was good. Cultural show especially te bamboo dance was fun. .

Thank rajes657
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived just as it started to rain but this didn't dampen our trip. We had our own guide for the 3 of us called Gabrielle who had excellent English and a very good guide. We visited the different tribes houses and I each there...More

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined a party of eight other people and Derryl was our guide for the morning. We started our tour of the tribal traditions and were able to watch how different things were made and also taste the food and drink they prepared along the...More

Thank brownsWestYorkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who worked in the adventure travel industry and have seen a lot of these "cultural villages", this one exceeded my expectations with not only educating but also engaging their audience. We learned a lot about the local tribes but also tasted their food...More

Thank SPReed94960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought the village was so so and there were too many people making it too touristy. Maybe the rain cast a shadow on the day. But it was a half day to spend in the forest.

Thank deweyjap
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-done! Like you are travelling iback in time. Friendly stuff, tasty food, interesting experience. Guide Michael is really good. Thank you for our great time!

Thank Ксения Р
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this visit of 5 different tribes from Borneo and going into the huts where there living style is described. We paid 160MYR including transport each from the hotel in a mini-van that seated 8 which made it quite nice. They stagger the...More

Thank Goochmaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are two families with children from 8 to 12 and decided to go to the 6pm tour - we did not book in advance. We were allocated a guide to take us through the village with examples of the 5 tribes from Sabah. A...More

Thank Baghla18
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved it, the brochures certainly don't give it credit for what it's worth. The guides all speak English really well and the tour is interactive at every stage, showing you how things are done and even giving you an option to give it a...More

Thank Molliedeg
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nurazrinroslan
27 December 2016|
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Response from Riverbug | Property representative |
Hi nurazrin roslan Mari-Mari Cultural Village have 3 session Morning 10:00 AM Afternoon 2:00 PM Evening 6:00 PM
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SoloLadyTravel
6 September 2016|
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Response from Russex1982 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the guide was included in the entrance fee, so the same price either way. Without the guide to tell you about the differences between the tribes & the culture, the visit would be very short & not very... More
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Bhupinder2010
8 May 2016|
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Response from Trevor G | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Monsopiad Cultural Village on either of my visits to KK. I have been to the Mari Mari village and as everyone has said it is very much geared at the tourist. Based on my experience there I would suggest... More
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