Mari Mari Cultural Village

Location: Sabah

Location Info

Address: Jalan Kiansom, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

District » Kota Kinabalu


The Mari Mari Cultural Village is located in the isolated forest in Kionsom, Inanam. It is 25 minutes away from the city of Kota Kinabalu. The undisturbed beauty of the forest is certain to capture your eyes and heart as soon as your step into the Mari Mari Cultural Village.


It is in the village where you will be able to learn and witness firsthand experience in the various traditional homes of the multitudes of ethnics in Sabah. Among the ethnics are Murut, Dusun, Rungus, Lundayeh and Bajau. These traditional homes are built by the late descendants of the tribes which they represent. At the village, you will be given a guided excursion throughout the entire tour in the village. The guide will provide you with detail information of the houses, thus making this trip a truly educational one.

Do expect to feel like you are being teleported back to the ancient times of Borneo through the various and original architecture of the houses. Also, you will also have the chance to get acquainted with the village tribe of each ethnic in order to learn more of them homes as well as their unique culture. You can also check out the little huts in the village where you can watch and try the daily activities of the Sabahan life. Do not miss the chance to watch the blowpipe-making demonstration, the fire-starting demonstration as well as tattoo making. Visitors are also given the chance to try the traditional delicacies of each ethnic group.

There are so many places of interest in Sabah which makes it such an incredible place to explore. It would be a shame if you only have limited time to explore them. If you do intend to extend your stay, fret not as accommodations in Sabah are plentiful and will be able to accommodate you and your family.


To get to Mari Mari Cultural Village, you will need to make arrangements with the tour packages as no visitors are allowed without going through the tour packages.