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Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan
(2.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This cave is quite spectacular and different to anything I have seen before. The boardwalk makes access quite simple although it was a bit slippery because it was wet. It was a bit smelly but seeing t...  more »
  • I booked this trip as part of a tour and hearing other travelers opinions on it I was unsure if I should go or not. I am very pleased I did go and did not let others opinions become mine. I really enj...  more »
  • Visited here as part of our tour. Very different to most other attractions, and worth a look in my opinion. The first thing you will notice, even before you enter, is the smell. It can take some getti...  more »