Tuaran is a town located in the northwest of Sabah, East Malaysia. Although it is a small town, but it is a bustling little town with tree-lined boulevard-style streets. It has a population of approximately 105,000 people. Most of the people here are of ethnic Dusun and Bajau descent, followed by the Chinese. There is a distinctive nine-storey Ling Sang Pagoda as its prominent landmark. The town is normally a stopover town for visitors from the north towns like Kudat, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud and Tenghilan to the state capital, Kota Kinabalu which is about 34km away to the south of Tuaran.

Attractions in Tuaran:
1. Linangkit Cultural Village
2. Tamu Tamparuli
3. Tamu Tuaran
Linangkit Cultural Village , Tuaran Tamu Tamparuli Tamu Tuaran
4. Tuaran Crocodile Farm
5. Borneo Kellybays
Tuaran Crocodile Farm , Tuaran Borneo Kellybays Tuaran
Recommended Hotels in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah:
1. Gaya Centre Hotel
One of the most popular and highly rated hotel in the city centre.
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2. Horizon Hotel Kota Kinabalu
Located in the city centre within walking distance to city attractions.
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3. The Pacific Sutera
Suitable for family vacation with onsite golf course and kids club.
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4. Hyatt Regency Kinabalu Hotel
Located near to the waterfront and major attractions in the city.
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How to get there:

For visitors travelling from foreign countries, you will need to take a flight to Kota Kinabalu, then later get on a bus or minivans shuttle to get to Tuaran town. There are buses and minivans shuttle which travel to and from Kota Kinabalu regularly. The journey is only about 30 minutes away.

From nearby towns, visitors may come to Tuaran by car with different journey time depending from where you are. From Sandakan and Beluran to Tuaran is about 3 and a half hours whereas from Tawau to Tuaran takes a longer time at about 7 and a half hours.