Battambang Bat Caves
Battambang Bat Caves
4.5
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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Mike D
London, UK72 contributions
Couples
Arrived at about 3.30. Paid $2 each to have access to the mountain. You can either walk up or do as we did and pay to go up in the back of a pick-up truck. That was the best $5 each we have spent.!!! Halfway up the mountain you stop for 30 minutes where there is the Killing Cave where a couple of cheeky local kids walk you along the path and into the cave where so many of the victims of the KR ended up. There are a couple of temples/monuments and a stunning view to look at before giving each of your 'guides' a dollar tip.!

The pick-up then takes you up to the top where there are more temples and monuments and views to look at as well as dozens and dozens of monkeys scampering about. After half hour there you are driven back down to watch the main event.

We took our place in the rooftop setting of The Batcave Bar and ordered a couple of drinks in time to watch the millions of bats stream out of the cave as the sun goes down. It went on for 15 minutes. An unbelievable sight. The only collateral damage was the odd speck of bat wee so take your wet wipes with you.!!

Written February 5, 2020
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Todd and Kanha
35 contributions
Solo
I've been to the bat cave several times and I've enjoyed it the same each time. About a hour before sunset, thousands of bats come pouring out of the cave. This continues nonstop for over an hour. Its amazing to watch the swirling line of bats cut across the sky
Written July 5, 2020
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Amelia
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
had my guide take the group to the rock face to watch the hundreds of thousands of bats fly out from the caves after visiting the killing caves and having the sun set with the bats fly out was peaceful and exciting. not really knowing what to expect I was blown away. definitely head to the side of the cave to watch them fly.
Written January 18, 2020
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Jetadventureguru
Ballarat, Australia464 contributions
Located about 15km out of town, here you can see the Killing Cave and the Bat Cave. You need to buy a ticket to see the site. If you are unable to walk up the rather large hill, you can get a ride up the hill for $5USDpp. The Killing Cave has many stairs and is not accessible for anyone with mobility issues or in a wheel chair. There is a lookout at the top of this area with good views of the district. The Bat Cave can be seen from the ground and the parade of bats each night is amazing.
Written February 23, 2020
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK855 contributions
Couples
We were amazed by the hundreds of thousands of bats flying out of the cave at around 5:30pm in the evening. They lasted for about an hour and it was incredible to watch it unfold.
We took a tuktuk from town hired through our hotel ($25.00 for a day tour) and this was our last stop. We sat on the hillside and watched them pour into the sky.
Absolutely remarkable and a must do if in Battambang. I would even say visit Battambang purely for this sight!
Written March 2, 2020
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Demian B
16 contributions
Friends
First off ditch sitting with all the foreigners who can’t use all those extra calories they carry around with them on there bellies. Take a little journey around to the other side of the mountain and catch the Bat exodus during sunset. It’s not hard to find. Ask the locals it a Tuk Tuk driver. You cling up the side of the mountain a bit. Even have a few kids already set up ready to sell you water or beer. Really strange but beautiful. It’s that village life and people doing what they need to do to survive. Anyways, catch the bats and the sunset at the same time. Cheers
Written February 14, 2020
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Chelsea
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Our hotel booked us a tut tut to take us to the Bat Caves. We went a little earlier and climbed to the top of the mountain. It was quite a walk but we enjoyed it. Our driver then took us to a bat cave that was a little away from the stalls and shops. We climbed up a little hill and watched the sun setting before the bats came out. The bats themselves were amazing and are defiantly one of the natural wonders of the world. I would recommend this to anyone who is travelling to Cambodia.
Written April 15, 2020
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Jennifer L
118 contributions
Our guide took us to the back of the cave where you can see them against the sunset. You can watch them longer but it is a bit difficult to climb up and down (especially in the dark)--also it might be more comfortable at some of the tables at the front of the cave. Amazing sight.
Written January 15, 2020
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Schhel
Phnom Penh, Cambodia137 contributions
Friends
Was a bit disappointed when I arrived as it is not very scenic. The cliff/cave is quite ugly and they have put a lot of tables and chairs along the road for tourists.
However, when the bats come out it is truly spectacular. Milllions of tiny bats come out over 20-30 minutes for the night hunt. Watch out for the pee if they fly above you
Written January 21, 2020
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India684 contributions
Every evening at very near to specific time, thousands of nocturnal bats taking flight from the surrounding caves in a massive formation of dark, black clouds.

Be sure to photograph this amazing and staggering sight.

This a natural spectacle and is a must must do activity in Cambodia, I doubt if any such activity can be seen anywhere in the world.

There are many restaurants around here which provide sitting spaces provided you buy atleast one drink. We opted a restaurant with terrace to get best view and it was a great experience.
Written May 24, 2020
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