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Battambang Bat Caves

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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
93602500
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Nature spot

Went to see the killing cave, which isn't that much of a place to see. The history behind it is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Astrid T
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Good visit

We scheduled this at the end of a full on day so we were quite tired. We first sat on the roof of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went to see the killing cave, which isn't that much of a place to see. The history behind it is definitely real, but the place was under renovation so we didn't really feel very connected. Then it is quite a steep hike, in June!, to...More

Thank Astrid T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We scheduled this at the end of a full on day so we were quite tired. We first sat on the roof of the Bat Bar but there was lots of children and we just wanted to relax with a beer and bite to eat...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived mid-afternoon by scooter and rode past the bat cave to the top of the mountain for some great views and the usual collection of Wats. The viewing area for the caves is around 100 meters of the roadway below the cave or you can...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is incredible experience to sit and watch over 6 million bats flying out from the cave always a the same time of the day.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience and a must do for Battambang. Go early to make the most of it. See the temple, pagoda and caves first before settling in with some great Khmer food and beer to watch an amazing site. Thousands and thousands of bats streaming...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked to the temple and killing cave then around to watch the bats come out. Number of bats all bidding for your business to buy a beer / food and watch although if we had walked on a little further there was benches to sit...More

Thank kiwiseetheworld2
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband absolutely loved this experience. As the light leaves the sky, the bats start streaming out of the cave entrance and swirl off in a line into the distance. It continues for a long time, maybe half an hour, which gives you...More

1  Thank Rachel N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes! Do this! Every sunset it happens. It’s so cool to watch it for yourself. One millions bats evacuate their cave.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting to learn about the bat colony. Almost on the dot 6PM the bats started coming out and you could still see them flying over the fields from a distance.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see natural event in Battambang. Aim for sunrise or sunset and you won't be disappointed, as millions of timy wrinkle-lipped bats leave or return to their limestone cave.

Thank Gen S
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blueesmrs
8 February 2018|
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Response from slau220 | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about 12 US. But we had the driver for the whole afternoon. He took us to the big Colonial Building and then the “Ancient House” both of which we walked through. He stopped at a small roadside stand and... More
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dgreen66
25 December 2017|
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Response from Bun N | Property representative |
Hi great to hear from you so if you want to see the bat cave you can’t turn back to Phnom Penh on the same day because bats will get from the cave about 6pm and the other option you can take night bus back to Phnom Penh... More
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jaypep1
22 October 2017|
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Response from Phat Cambodia S | Reviewed this property |
Well the bat cave is located at west of Battambang city take 20 minute by car 30 minute tuk tuk Just 17km I guess.! Not in central of town
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