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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  • The Gomantong cave is a vast cave system reached by a short walk on a nature trail. We were lucky enough to have a great guide who brought us there near the end of the day and were the only group ther...  more »
  • Oh my gosh what a smell but the cave is great we even saw 2 wild orangutangs at the entrance to the cave as well as 4 types of centipede. Worth the trip.  more »
  • I was excited, shared between admiration and disgust, astonishment and revulsion. Millions of cockroaches as in a horror movie, of thousands of birds and nests, a huge cave which opens its mouth to the sky at 90 metres in height! And people who dare to hang himself at tiny scales to go collect the famous nests that the Chinese will put in their soup... Attention: Put good shoes sole to profile! You don't want to not slip!
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  • Interesting eh! bats
  • One of a kind!
  • What a cunt trip
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