Gomantong Cave Sandakan, Sandakan

#4 of 9 in Parks in Sandakan
Cave · Nature / Park
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. Before you head to Sandakan, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Sandakan road trip website, to make sure you see all that Sandakan has to offer, including Gomantong Cave Sandakan.
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  • LIKE MANY CAVES AROUND THE world, Gomantong Cave on the island of Borneo is home to millions of bats, but it’s the horrific numbers of cockroaches and parasites that live in the cave’s guano deposits....  more »
  • huge ground level structure. supposedly very smelly but not so on a fine day. amazing masses of bats. birds ans cockroaches. easy to walk round in 15 minutes.  more »
  • Stinky and dirty, but perfect for photos at the end of the cave (if you have the right light coming in). Best time for the light is in the morning from 9am to 11am (my experience on August 18) At the end of the cave go up, beautiful spot
  • If you not afraid of cockroaches then this cave worth to go, witness how they collect edible ness swiftlet traditional way. Sometimes if you are lucky you can see a very big urang utan in-front of the cave. We were told she (urang utan) been there for the very long time.

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