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Mari Mari Cultural Village

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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The village is located about 25 minutes away from the city. The journey will take you to long roads surrounded by a rich spectrum of greenery and over arched by wild blue skies. In the village, the colors of cultural diversity are not an issue but rather our pride, where you can savor the soul of Sabah. Upon arrival at the entrance of the village, you will be ushered to the warmth of different homes of the ethnicity of Sabah. Each home was built by descendants of the tribes they represent and offer you a truly genuine experience seeing everything in and around the village lends to its magical prowess of taking you back in time. Not only does this village portray these tribes (5 tribes) through the architectural genius of their traditional houses, but also through a range of simulated lives of the olden epoch by the residents of the village. Acquaint yourself with each tribe as they let you come into their house and their simple yet intricate lives. As you traverse the village, you will find demonstration huts along the main houses in which daily activities of old times come into life. For example, the making of blowpipe, starting a fire (from bamboo), tattoo-making (and its symbolisms) and etc. By the end of your journey into the past, you have been given a setting for you to see, hear, taste and feel the uniqueness of what Sabah truly is. An unforgettable encounter of our Sabahan homeland... AS IT IS... AS IT WAS...
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
+60 13-881 4921
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my second visit to the Mari Mari Cultural Village but still as refreshing and informative as the first. A big thank-you to guides Anson and Amir who took great care of everyone, especially the elderly. Very highly-recommended. :)

Thank HK_Wong90
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Marimari is a cool place. Interesting, things to learn about and do. Want to blow a blow pipe- do it here. Taste jungle wine - yep. Bounce up and down on a bamboo team- yes. The show was just right and the lunch at the...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great experience to learn about the traditional life of 5 tribes of Sabah. The way the tour is done is very nice and you get a lot of information, coming along in a very entertaining way. Definitely recommend to visit this place.

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Get to experience the cultural, head hunter history, traditional dance, local meals n wine. Nice setting. Friendly n very accommodating staff

Thank Geckomaniac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic display of culture. This interactive tour was both informative and fun, even whilst it rained! Our guide Tasha was terrific, explaining everything in enough detail to keep it interesting and making sure to include everyone in the experience. The tour included a...More

Thank EverFB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

MMCV is a rather fancy and touristy place, not quite the best place to learn about the 5 main ethnic groups in Sabah - but it is still a nice place to visit. In short, the village is Instagrammable and entertaining though it lacks authenticity....More

Thank Meena B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice experience, nice food, friendly tour guides and entertaining cultural performance of the staff. If you want to save go directly and pay less than 100 MYR instead of joining tour groups from travel agency

Thank gregoriosusan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cultural village is not in my first top 5 visiting list all these while for Sabah although I have heard about it several times. Luckily, I got the chance to visit Mari Mari cultural village through a recommendation of my colleague. True enough, the place...More

Thank Jane_Ng2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here as part of a tour of borneo and we thought it would be a bit lame but actually its done really well very interactive and a real living museum. They have done a great job but take the mozzie repellent.

Thank Sonya D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We grabbed this tour as one we had intended was canceled & it was the best tour we did next to the Orangutans. Very friendly guide lovely surroundings & very informative with interaction. Well worth your time & I would do it again.

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26 December 2016|
Response from Riverbug | Property representative |
Hi nurazrin roslan Mari-Mari Cultural Village have 3 session Morning 10:00 AM Afternoon 2:00 PM Evening 6:00 PM
6 September 2016|
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Response from Russex1982 | Reviewed this property |
I'm pretty sure the guide was included in the entrance fee, so the same price either way. Without the guide to tell you about the differences between the tribes & the culture, the visit would be very short & not very... More
8 May 2016|
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Response from Trevor G | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to Monsopiad Cultural Village on either of my visits to KK. I have been to the Mari Mari village and as everyone has said it is very much geared at the tourist. Based on my experience there I would suggest... More