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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Sandakan fast, fun, and easy.
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  • October 2, 2017
    The cave though still have some shifflets to bilud their nest however, the place is very dam and there plenty of cocroches crawling aroung the wooden railing. It would be a terrible experience for tho...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Who wants to see a big pile of shit, countless cockroaches and some bird nests, is right here. I could have saved me the whole thing but. The only good thing was our guide, which was pretty funny.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Yes, it's worth a quick visit. Yes, it stinks very badly. We wore long pants, long sleeves, hat, gloves, runners (not flip flops). You do not want to slip and fall here, all surfaces are covered with ...  more »
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  • May 23, 2017
    Interesting eh! bats
  • February 20, 2017
    What a cunt trip
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On the main road leading into Sandakan simple hotels offer comfortable rooms, providing easy access to the area's natural attractions. In the town itself, the most popular accommodations cluster around the harbor and surrounding districts. Close to the water, you can find everything from backpacker hostels to popular chain hotels. Have a look at Jalan Leila, running west of the harbor--here, well-placed hotels ensure ease of travel to surrounding areas.
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