The Monsopiad Cultural Village is a site full of history which is situated in the heartland of the Kadazandusun people. It was back in 1996 that this cultural village was first opened to the public to commemorate the great Kadazan warrior named Monsopiad. The traditional village houses here were built on the historical site where Monsopiad, the fearless warrior used to live and roam about two centuries ago.
This cultural village is the one and only cultural village in Sabah that relates directly to the warrior, Monsopiad. The direct descendents of Monsopiad have built and manage the village in order to remember their forefathers and to allow visitors to see for themselves the richness of the Kadazandusun culture and ethnicity. The Monsopiad Cultural Village is a private project which did not receive any sort of financial support or grants from the Malaysian Government by relies heavily on the support from the public to sustain. The admission fee paid by the visitors goes to the conservation of the cultural village.
There are some interesting exhibits at the village which include the House of Skulls which has skull back from the headhunting era where all the 42 trophies of Monsopiad's are hung on display.
Location : just beside the Penampang River : Jalan Kampung Kuai Kadazon, Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Operate Hours : 9am – 5pm