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Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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2.4/5 based on 320+ 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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  • A easy walk to the cave entrance & there is a boardwalk all the inside the cave so you aren't walking in poo. 
  • It's as everyone tell you smelly and full of roaches and rats. There are guards huts in there where they actually sleep at night. The cave itself is amazing and very beautiful. It's truly a spectacula...  read more »
  • We enjoyed our walk through the smelly cave to see the bats & swiflets building their nests. It's a pretty walk through the jungle to get there from the car park (15 mins) where we also saw an orang u...  read more »
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