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Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan

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To explore the vast limestone chamber of Gomantong Cave Sandakan, visitors brave the pungent reek of bat guano, the sight of millions of creepy crawlies, and the constant drip of moisture from the ceiling far above. Circumnavigate the cave on a raised walkway, which carries you over the steaming bat droppings and masses of cockroaches, scorpions, centipedes, and crabs. Shafts of sunlight pierce the cavern, providing enough light to make out the twittering bats and swiftlets, small birds known for making edible nests, a highly prized ingredient of bird's nest soup. Bring a hat to protect your head and step carefully across the slick boardwalk. In the rainforest outside the cave you can spot rare birds and monkeys, as well as an occasional orangutan. By using our Sandakan travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Gomantong Cave Sandakan and other attractions in Sandakan.
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  • As the sunsets, the bats all fly out of the cave and it is a tremendous sight to see!! However there are too many cockroaches in there- apparently the most in any single place in the world! I have a p...  more »
  • We visited this as part of a tour to the Kinabatangan River....I found it very interesting...the walk through the cave which is in reality a large arch cave was interesting as the guide discussed the ...  more »
  • There is a nice walk on a boardwalk to get to the caves and we saw 6 Orangutans just above us in the trees on the way. The caves is very large and fulls of birds, bats and cockroaches. This is a very ...  more »