|Most expensive month:||November|
|Average price in Sandakan:||£47/night|
|Cheapest price found:||£5/night|
|Most expensive day:||Thursday|
Sepilok Jungle Resort
Jalan Rambutan, Mile 14 Sepilok, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Sepilok Forest Edge Resort
Jalan Rambutan, Sepilok Mile 14, Sandakan, Malaysia
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The Elopura Hotel
Hs12, Sandakan Harbour Square, Sandakan, Malaysia
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Sandakan is a bustling city overlooking the Bay of Sandakan, where international trade and rich World War II history has produced an array of global restaurants and fascinating memorials. The city’s thriving seafood scene is complemented by immersive river cruises, tropical-style bars and surrounding nature experiences.
Discover Sandakan’s sobering World War II history at Sandakan Memorial Park, where a rainforest garden now stands on the site of a Japanese POW camp that held over 2,000 Australian and British soldiers. Afterwards, head over to the Sandakan Heritage Museum and explore old photographs and memorabilia showcasing the city’s past. It’s located near the Sandakan Liberation Monument, which commemorates the civilians who died during World War II.
If you’re interested in Chinese culture and architecture, visit the historic Sam Sing Kung Temple that was built in 1887. The temple is part of the Sandakan Heritage Trail, which takes you around the city centre ticking off notable buildings, including the centuries-old Masjid Jamik, Agnes Keith House and the Goddess of Mercy Temple. Don’t miss climbing the Stairs with a Hundred Steps, which will reward you with uninterrupted views of Sandakan and the distant bay.
Do you love animals? Tick off one or more of Sandakan’s nearby wildlife attractions, particularly the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, where you can see friendly orangutans up close. Swap primates for reptiles at the Sandakan Crocodile Farm, which is also home to ostriches and fish.
Outdoor adventurers will love exploring the Gomantong Caves, which are a series of expansive limestone caves where you can hop on guided walking tours. You can also learn more about the region’s ancient rainforest at the Rainforest Discovery Centre or cruise over to Turtle Islands National Park to see turtles laying eggs or turtle hatchlings during specific seasons.
Sandakan is reached by flying into Sandakan Airport or catching buses from Kota Kinabalu. You can get around town using taxis, buses, communal vans or hired motorbikes.
One of the most popular hotels in Sandakan is Sabah Hotel Sandakan, which has been reviewed by 643 users and currently has a rating of 8.3/10. Other top-rated locations include Sepilok Forest Edge Resort and Sepilok Nature Resort, which have received 8.7/10 and 9.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.
Reviews of Sepilok Forest Edge Resort recommend it as a good place to stay near Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, scoring 8.7/10 from 413 ratings.
Hotels in Sandakan cost an average of £29/night according to HotelsCombined data in the last 72 hours. A 4- or 5-star hotel in Sandakan had higher average prices of £49/night and £60/night, respectively.
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