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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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  • Visited during harvest season, amazing to see locals collect bird nests from enormous heights. Cave stunning views. Walk in along the boardwalk gave opportunity to see orangatan in the wild.  more »
  • After reading so many reviews on TA about the smell, poop and bugs i was dreading this trip, but it was my birthday and i was up for the challenge. However, i did go to the local pharmacy first and bo...  more »
  • Never been so happy in my life! After 3 days in kinabatangan river trying to spot a wild orang utan, least expected We saw a mom and a child up the tree right before the cave entrance! Workers there s...  more »