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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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  • First of all, yes the cave system will have a distinct smell due to the thousands of bats and swiftlets that call the cave home. However this is all part of the ecosystem that makes this a unique sigh...  more »
  • Not my cup of tea! Out of my comfort zone walking on a slippery wet wooden pathway covered in bat droppings in the dark.  more »
  • My wife and I visited the cave as part of a tour that we booked from our hotel in Sandakan. The tour company was Tropical Gateway Tours Sdn Bhd, their tour code : TGW-003. We were picked up from the h...  more »