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Battambang Bat Caves

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Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

Forget the killing cave temple and views (nothing special) and just go to see the bats at sunset. Plenty of cafes to watch them from with a cold beer. We watched from a rooftop bar that had very reasonably priced drinks and snacks. The spectacle...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

It’s such a beautiful place to visit (maybe the best around Battambang) but people in there will try everything they can to abuse you and take more money from you. You can easily go to the top by walking (even for old peoples unless if...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2019

Get there early, say 5/5.30 pm, get a good viewing place (we sat at rooftop bar ( prices excellent beer at $1 and snacks 2/3 $ while you wait) it’overlooks the cave entrance, so you can look across, rather than arch your neck for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Bill B
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

Very nice evening to spend around the rock which hosts the bat caves. There's the killing cave, pagoda with lots of monkeys hanging around. The bats leaving the cave is something you don't see every day and definitely worth an evening. There are lots of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank David N
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

you will not be disappointed with a visit to the mountain and bat cave .Allow plenty of time as you need around 2hrs to 2.5 hrs to walk up/ down the mountain and see the killing cave and temples, and some gory looking statues that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Sit at a table along with many others, enjoy a cold beer , and wait for millions of bats to emerge from the cave in front of you. Nature is a wonderful thing. If you haven’t ever seen this type of spectacle then make the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank stationmastershouse
Reviewed February 18, 2019

It is possible to sit right outside the cave at the roadside for free. It is an awesome sight when the bats emerge

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed February 18, 2019

We were lucky enough to find "Battambang Chemin Cycle" run by Sambath, a young Cambodian who speaks brilliant English, has travelled some himself and is so proud and knowledgable about Battambang and Cambodia. Please do his tour! The bat caves can be crowded year round,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank liesel v
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

If you can put aside the fact that there are chairs lined up for all the tourists to see this, then it's definitely worth a visit. We found a nice spot in the upstairs bar to watch the bats fly out. And when they did.....Wow!...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Set aside the masses of tourists that come here and can be quite annoying, a visit to the bat caves is really rewarding. You can see thousands of bats flying out of their cave into the sunset - never seen anything like it before! Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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June 18, 2019|
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Response from David N | Reviewed this property |
You'll find it on Google maps. It's easy to get there via motorbike or tricycle. At the top of the hill there's plenty to see, but the best viewing for the bats is at the bottom. You can't miss the line of resturants all... More
October 1, 2018|
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Response from David R | 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
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