The Tuaran town is located in the West Coast Division of Sabah; the most famous landmark of this town would be the nine-storey Chinese pagoda. The town also serves as a good stopover town for travelers from the northern towns (Kudat, Kota Marudu, Kota Belud and Tenghilan) to the state capital of Kota Kinabalu.
Every Sunday morning, there will be a tamu (big open market) held by the native traders. Here is where the harvests of produce from nearby villages and sometimes even nearby towns are brought to the market. Tuaran is also famous for the delicious Tuaran mee and the bahar—a traditional Lotud liquor made from coconut sap and a special kind of tree bark.