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Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan

(2.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Didn't actually go inside the cave but I've never heard a bad thing about it. We walked around the area of jungle for animals with a guide, very chilled and relaxed with loads to see  more »
  • I struggle to understand how some people clearly don't read the visitors instructions or reviews before arriving here. Quite a few tourists seemed to think flip-flops / thongs or open sandals were app...  more »
  • The cave was well type ok BUT we got to see a wild orangutan and her baby really really close! It was amazingly awesome!
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