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Monsopiad Cultural Village Tours
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Located along the banks of the Penampang River, just 16 kilometers the bustling capital of Sabah, the Monsopiad Cultural Village is a living, breathing museum that aims to give visitors an insight into the history and culture of the Kadazandusun people.
The village is named after a notorious Kadazan warrior and headhunter who lived in the area hundreds of years ago. The village as it stands today was established by the descendants of Monsopiad in 1996 to serve as a heritage center.
There are a number of historical artifacts on display, as well as demonstrations of traditional customs and trades. One of the main attractions is the somewhat grizzly House of Skulls, where Monsopiad kept the skulls of his enemies as trophies.
Many tour companies offer trips to the Monsopiad Cultural Village, or it’s an easy taxi ride from Kota Kinabalu city. It’s also possible to catch the number 13 public bus from the city to Donggongon Town and take a minibus from there to the village entrance.
Address: Monsopiad Cultural Village, Sabah, Malaysia
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Monsopiad Cultural Village
Discover the world of the Kadazan people on a 3-hour tour to the Monsopiad Cultural Village. After transfer from your hotel, your visit to the village begins with a glass of local rice wine. Follow your guide to the House of the Skull where you learn about the legendary warrior, which the park is named for. Later, watch or join in a traditional Kadazan dance.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
The rich indigenous cultures are one of the highlights of any visit to Borneo. Experience them without the hassles of self-drive on this convenient private tour of the Monsopiad Cultural Village. Learn how the Kadazan people live and about the feats of the mighty headhunter Monsopiad, and enjoy cultural experiences from rice wine to dances.
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What's the best way to experience Monsopiad Cultural Village?
The best ways to experience Monsopiad Cultural Village are:
- Monsopiad Cultural Village Tour from Kota Kinabalu
- Monsopiad Cultural Village Visit with Private Transfer from Kota Kinabalu
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