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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. 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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  • 5stars as we were lucky enough to see a mother and baby orangutan Quite close up not far from the path through the forest. Our guide was very knowledgeable and this was a sight to see.  more »
  • Saw a wild orang just at the mouth of the cave. Cave itself was beautiful but seething with cockroaches, and didnt want to touch anything! Worth a visit to see the nest harvesting and the swifts  more »
  • Wasn't sure about this but went, the smell wasn't as bad as some make out . Very slippery, make sure you have decent foot wear on . The cave itself is beautiful with different colours of lime stone . ...  more »

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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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