What are the rules on climbing Mount Kinabalu and why is it so sacred?

June 11, 2015 admin No comments

B0HB7M View from the peak of Mount Kinabalu, 4095 metres, Eastern Malaysia, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia

View from the peak of Mount Kinabalu (Picture: file)

To the local community living at its foot, Mount Kinabalu in Malaysia is seen as the resting place of their ancestors.

The mountain, the highest between the Himalayas and New Guinea, sits in Kinabalu Park which became a Unesco World Heritage site in 2000.

The Kadazan and Dusun communities have long held the mountain as a sacred place.

According to the Global Diversity Foundation, locals believe their loved ones must be buried facing the landmark when they die so their spirits can see the mountain as they start their journey to the afterlife.

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