Rafflesia Rainforest Reserve Tour
from the city hotel at 0800 hours. About 1 1/2 hours
drive journey through the scenic view within Crocker
Range Park to Tambunan Rafflesia Centre which
located conveniently by the roadside and is only 58
km from Kota Kinabalu. This centre was gazette in
1984 by the State Government of Sabah as a protected
Virgin Jungle Reserve. The unique feature of this
reserve is the extensive occurrence of one of the
world’s largest flowers, the Rafflesia Pricei.
Rafflesia flowers are reputed to be the largest
flowers in the world, and also one of the rarest of
all plants. The Rafflesia is a parasitic plant which
is specifically dependent on Tetrastigma host vines.
It occurs as a single magnificent flower, without
roots, leaves or stem. It extends thread-like
filaments into the tissues of its host from which it
obtains food substances. Rafflesia Pricei occurs to
an elevation of 1400 meters, coinciding with the
upper limit of the occurrence of Rafflesia host
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