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Address: Gomantong Hill, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Amazing Bat Flight

Bat cave is smelly. Cocker roaches all over floor of cave. Bat do all over. A mask is a must and wear old closed shoes and clothes. Recommend watching the bats exit the top of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Pam1Dec
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Superior, Colorado
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Munich, Germany
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, this experience is probably not for everybody. It is definitely an olfactory challenge, but that's part of the charm. Most people do this on a tour or with their own transportation, since public transportation only deposits you at the turn-off from the main road, from where it's another 5 km to the ticket office. Once there, you'll have... More 

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Superior, Colorado
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27 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bat cave is smelly. Cocker roaches all over floor of cave. Bat do all over. A mask is a must and wear old closed shoes and clothes. Recommend watching the bats exit the top of the cave all 2 million in a stream that take 1.5 hours while eagles swoop in their stream in the air to eat them. 5:35pm.

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Thank Pam1Dec
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65 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't actually go inside the cave but I've never heard a bad thing about it. We walked around the area of jungle for animals with a guide, very chilled and relaxed with loads to see

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I struggle to understand how some people clearly don't read the visitors instructions or reviews before arriving here. Quite a few tourists seemed to think flip-flops / thongs or open sandals were appropriate footwear to trudge through centuries of bat and bird droppings. Fortunately there is a place to wash your boots / shoes afterwards, or to try and get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a small but beautiful cave and we had a beautiful visit. We were lucky enough to see Wild orangutans and also see the nests being harvested. Not a good place to go if you have a fear of cockroaches.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

As the sunsets, the bats all fly out of the cave and it is a tremendous sight to see!! However there are too many cockroaches in there- apparently the most in any single place in the world! I have a phobia of them and wasn't told prior to entering the cave so I freaked out and ran out quite soon... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We visited this as part of a tour to the Kinabatangan River....I found it very interesting...the walk through the cave which is in reality a large arch cave was interesting as the guide discussed the birds and the bats....this may not be a good experience for many people as the cave while well ventilated due to it enormity is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There is a nice walk on a boardwalk to get to the caves and we saw 6 Orangutans just above us in the trees on the way. The caves is very large and fulls of birds, bats and cockroaches. This is a very pleasant and quite short trip. Well worth a look.. :-)

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Thank BarryFisher
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

this is a must to visit when you in Sandakan and Kinabatangan. be careful with the lizards and bird poo!

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went inside the big cave but all the walking board was filled with cockroaches...it started stinking from about 500m . The walk from ticket centre to the cave is very good and if you are lucky you will be able to see wild animals

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