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Well worth the drive

The shrine is overrun by about 35,000 nesting sea gulls. It is fascinating to visit even though it... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2016
Sheldon K
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Los Angeles, California
Swarm of beautiful black tailed sea gulls

First thing is this place is still not infested with tourists and the sight of the droves of sea... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2016
20christine1956
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Seremban District, Malaysia
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Sep 9, 2017
“Limited things to do when shrine is closed”
May 1, 2016
“Well worth the drive”
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Bottom line: an amazing, sensual, fantastic, and free place for viewing, hearing, and appreciating natural wonder in the form of black-tailed sea gulls. Words and pictures won't suffice -- please check it out in person. Details: I have visited five or six times since Summer...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

The shrine was closed for reconstruction when we visited in early August. While the area was teeming with seagulls, this proved entertaining for about five minutes, and then we had to kill another hour till the next bus arrived. Thankfully there's a tourist centre opposite...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed May 1, 2016

The shrine is overrun by about 35,000 nesting sea gulls. It is fascinating to visit even though it is off the beaten track. There is a museum at the base that explains the history and there are umbrellas everywhere to share to help keep you...More

Thank Sheldon K
Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

First thing is this place is still not infested with tourists and the sight of the droves of sea gulls flying in was really a sight to behold . Something different besides sakuras sakuras ......

Thank 20christine1956
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Bottom line: an amazing, sensual, fantastic, and free place for viewing, hearing, and appreciating natural wonder in the form of black-tailed sea gulls. Words and pictures won't suffice -- please check it out in person. Details: I have visited five or six times since Summer...More

2  Thank Andrew1234
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