Monsopiad was a legendary Kadazan warrior and head-hunter and this village helps his descendants to keep alive their culture and traditions.
Situated about 16km from Kota Kinabalu, this cultural village pays tribute to the powerful and feared Kadazan warrior, Monsopiad, who lived about 200 years ago. Visitors can gain an insight into the ancient culture. Don?t miss the cultural performance which re-enacts this legend. A very interesting point to note is that the village is managed by Monsopiad?s direct descendents, on the very land where he once lived.
At the Village, visit the Tangkob or Grainery where the padi is housed. Kotos Di Monsopiad or Monsopiad?s Main House is dedicated to the life and times of Monsopiad and his descendants. On display are ceramic jars, padi grinders, bamboo items as well as the costume of Bobohizan Inai Bianti, direct descendant of Monsopiad and very senior high priestess. Other interesting exhibits include the massive monolith which invokes a dozen legends, the traditional restaurant and of course Siou Do Mohoing, or the House of Skulls, where all 42 ?trophies? of Monsopiad hang from the rafters.
Opening hours: 9.00am ? 5.00pm daily
Cultural show: Daily (10.00am/120pm/20pm/4.00pm)
Malaysian = RM45 (Adult), RM25 (Child 7 - 12 years)
Non-Malaysian RM55 (Adult), RM25 (Child 7 - 12 years)