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Battambang Bat Caves

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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the bat caves with a local guide who also included the killing caves and bamboo train. We got there around 430pm just after the bats started to fly out. Theres seating and some food stalls and places to grab water/cans. Wasnt very busy...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ihaveapieface
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four million bats leaving 3 caves at dusk in a continuous stream which last about 30-40minutes. Very popular with tourists and locals alike. Picnic like atmosphere with local cuisine and drinks available

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Miranda O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watching the thousands of bats emerge from the caves at sunset was one of the most memorable parts of our Cambodian holiday. You don’t need to spend too long and you can always take a seat and watch while enjoying a drink!

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Theres not much I can say other than what an experience to see over 2 million bats leave their roosting cave at the same time every night! The locals have created a fun set up with plastic chairs in the road bay the caves and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jerry-HXO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited as part of a day tour the bat cave was cool. A short climb up the mountain side to sit and watch the bats flying out of the cave was an incredible experience. Take a beer or drink, chill and watch the bat murmurations....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank gingertravelninja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Battambang Bat Caves starts at about sunset as a continuous stream of bats exit the cave for about 30 minutes. The phenomenon is great to watch when you get a good position from the road beneath the cave. If you are in Battambang you...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank CanadaNarh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the top of the hill to see the temples before the batcave. My daughter enjoyed seeing monkeys at the top.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank 496bretts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn’t defiantly recommend watching the bats fly out of their cave as dusk draws. Very moving experience as you watch 6.5 million bats fly out. There are seats for you to sit and watch right opposite the cave entrance. The bats flew out at about...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

I think I just expected more. Just go along , have a beer, have a snack, lower expectations, fill your own time with a walk.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank albertdV3272XM
Reviewed April 10, 2019

Entry at 2 USD /PAX .It is a discovery of 3 spots :killings caves with a walking time around 1 hours , then up to the temple , going down by a difficult way in 20 mn . If bad shoes or tired , possibility...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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FellowTraveler821403
October 1, 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
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blueesmrs
February 8, 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
December 24, 2017|
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Response from buntours | 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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