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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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  • Went inside the big cave but all the walking board was filled with cockroaches...it started stinking from about 500m . The walk from ticket centre to the cave is very good and if you are lucky you wil...  more »
  • Wow, this was a difficult place to rate. On the one hand we have orangutans. You have a 10 minute walk from the car park to the cave and we were lucky enough to see two separate mothers with their res...  more »
  • Unless you despise cockroaches then I will not recommend you to step foot into this cave. There are thousands of cockroaches inside this cave full of bat guano. But that's expected as you are in a bat...  more »