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10 Attractions to Explore Near Lankayan Island

Lankayan Island
Lankayan IslandLankayan Island, Malaysia

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A small tropical coral resort island popular for its aquatic life. Green and hawksbill sea turtles make this island a key nesting spot in the Sulu Sea.

Nearby Attractions

Pulau Silingaan
Pulau Silingaan42.24 KMs away from Lankayan Island

One of three islands dedicated to green and hawksbill turtle conservation, and the only island which permits visitors to view turtles nesting and hatchlings being released. One of the rare places in the world where turtles arrive 365 days per year to nest.

Great Bakkungaan Island
Great Bakkungaan Island44.07 KMs away from Lankayan Island

A small island located in the Tawi Tawi, which was one of the beautiful places in the area. It is the third-largest of the Philippine Turtle Islands at 51 hectares with the highest elevation at 58 metres and it is also part of the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary.

Taganak Island
Taganak Island66.62 KMs away from Lankayan Island

Turtle Islands, formerly known as Taganak, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi. Turtle Islands is part of the Sulu Archipelago which is composed of approximately 400 islands of varying shapes and sizes. It was proclaimed as Wildlife Sanctuary under Proclamation No. 171 on August 26, 1999, and identified as Extremely High for biodiversity conservation. The only major nesting habitat of Green sea turtles in the Philippines.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary67.86 KMs away from Lankayan Island

Located at the center of the mangrove forest, the sanctuary offers spots to observe Proboscis monkeys.

Sandakan Memorial Park
Sandakan Memorial Park72.59 KMs away from Lankayan Island

Sandakan Memorial Park commemorates the lives of thousands of allied prisoners of war who perished in Borneo at the hands of their Japanese captors.

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)73.67 KMs away from Lankayan Island

Research center for improving animal welfare and rehabilitation of the Malayan sun bear. It also aims to raise public awareness about the plight of the sun bears and to raise conservation awareness about this species.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Sandakan, Sabah.

Opened in 1964 as the first official orangutan rehabilitation project for rescued orphaned baby orangutans from logging sites, plantations, illegal hunting or kept as pets. The orphaned orangutans are trained to survive again in the wild and are released as soon as they are ready.

Agnes Keith House
Agnes Keith House79.22 KMs away from Lankayan Island

The museum is named after Agnes Newton Keith, an American author known for her three autobiographical accounts of life in British North Borneo. The house provides insights into life during the administration of British North Borneo and is furnished with a reproduction of colonial furniture and antiques. A gallery on the first floor tells the story of Agnes, her books and her family.

Puu Jih Syh Temple
Puu Jih Syh Temple79.33 KMs away from Lankayan Island

Puu Jih Shih Temple is a Buddhist temple located at the hilltop of Tanah Merah at Sandakan Bay in Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. It is the biggest Buddhist temple in Sandakan

St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Sandakan
St. Michael's and All Angels Church, Sandakan79.36 KMs away from Lankayan Island

St. Michael is the oldest stone church in Sabah. The church is also part of the Sandakan Heritage Trails, a Heritage Trail which connects the historic sights and monuments of Sandakan.