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Battambang Bat Caves

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The road to get there is quite bad. Especially the way back through the dark. But it’s amazing to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Spectacular show of nature

Watch the bats fly out from this bat cave at dusk daily. You must see it to believe it. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The road to get there is quite bad. Especially the way back through the dark. But it’s amazing to watch the bats fly out of the cave all of a sudden after some waiting. Ask your tuk tuk driver to drive you a little more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch the bats fly out from this bat cave at dusk daily. You must see it to believe it. This spectacular show is chereographed by the bats on their own. They fly in formation to the rice fields in search of insects which are pests...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cheahlau
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whilst in the area it’s definitely one of the must see things! You can do surrounding temples, and get amazing views from above the caves before settling down to watch the spectacle. It does get quite vivat so maybe sit down early and enjoy some...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank mikepinney
Reviewed 1 week ago

As if on cue (the guidebook says 17.30 sundown, and that's when it happens) millions of bats swarm out of the huge cave entrance halfway up a cliff. You sit for 30 minutes (if you can wait that long) and watch (you have to buy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ended a tuk tuk day trip at the caves. If you get there an hour or so before dusk, you can sit at a bar over the road and watch this spectacle with a drink which is a good idea as there are lots...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most beautiful sunset that I ever seen in life!! There aren’t any words that can describe what I felt! The colours in the sky, the dark mountain, the bats.... Everything was just perfect.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can see crowd gathering at the base of historic Phnom Sampeou, which sits about 12km from Battambang city. The spot now has lots of Street sellers flogging drinks to the crowd from their orange coolers. As soon as the sun sets millions of Bats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travel_in_fours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Greatplace to visit. You can also climb up the mountain for the killing caves, but the cave is seen from below. You can use a chair, drink a beer and watch milions of bats leaving the cave at sunset, around 17.30. It lasts for more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank floorenniels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though it is a touristy area, it's worth checking out, for sure. If you just focus on being present and watch the bats in awe, you will have a great time. Nature is a beautiful thing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AshleyPlantBased
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Watching millions of bats pour from the mouth of their cave at dusk in a seemingly never ending river is a spectacular experience. Our trip here was the end of our day tour and was definitely the highlight of our day. Just get here a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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1 October 2018|
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Response from mrdavidthomas | Reviewed this property |
No entry fee, although you’ll want to sit down in one of the many bars that occupy the street as there’s no exact time the bats will appear and it can take about 45 minutes for them all to leave. So the cost of a drink is... More
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
25 December 2017|
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Response from bunn2015 | 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