Located deep inside the countryside and its about 25 km from Kota Kinabalu city. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture which aims to share knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo.
The village features 5 different ethnic tribes in one village. There are the rice farmer Kadazan-Dusun, the longhouse resident Rungus, the hunters and fisherman Lundayeh, the cowboy and sea gypsey Bajau, and the famously feared headhunting tribe Murut.The visit will be a cultural excursion of a lifetime because we will get an opportunity to see and experience the culture and lifestyle of indigenous ethnic group in Sabah.
How to get there :
Overseas traveller will need to travel to Sabah by flight and if the flight does not reach Sabah directly, you will be transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) .. You may need to purchase another ticket from KLIA to Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI) , or if you purchase direct flight from origin country, sit tight and wait for the airline people to notify you once flight to Kota Kinabalu is ready..
Once landed at the airport, you can choose your public transport or reserve a car here. The actual location of Mari mari cultural village is close to Kampong Ulu Kionsom at Jalan Kionsom and the journey will cover an overall distance of 16.8 kilometers.. As for accommodation, you may get your hotel according to your budget here.