Phnom Sampeau
Phnom Sampeau
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Lisa M
Missoula, MT862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The little monkeys and their namesakes are the main attraction. Totally rap scallion and love to eat your food, but they are so cute you forgive them. Lots of walking. Water available for 25 cents at the top.
Written March 8, 2020
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Emma S
Lichfield, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lot to explore here. A lot of walking too so don’t forget your water, however you can purchase endless drinks and snacks here. Plenty of stalls. Caves to experience, views to be seen, gorgeous temple on the top of the mountain! Can you spot the World War II machines? The killing caves are also here. Not to mention the upcoming famous bat cave on ground level! Spend at least half a day here! Be careful if you drive up on a moped as hills can be quite steep.
Written March 11, 2020
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About Cambodia Travel & Tours
Siem Reap, Cambodia663 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It is natural hill outside of City about 30 km for city center , it is very nice place to see with jungle and village around the hill , becareful of the monkeys , there are alot monkeys there . There are tow ways to rich up to top of the hill , one climb up by stay case, it has more the 300 steps and another walk on car and Moto road that it close to killing carve but the most beautiful views is at the top near the golden towers. It is also religious site of the city with many different shrine around the hill. It is be good place to visit in battambang.
Written April 8, 2019
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Matt M
Edmonton, Canada126 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Most people are coming out here for the bats that come out of the cave at the same time every day. So you have HUNDREDS of tourists coming here for the same thing. And.. not one bus. Is that weird? You have a swarm of tuk tuks many with only one passenger in them charging $9-$12 for the return trip (I think it's only $4-$5 using the pass app) . The air on the way there is already thick with dust and pollution from all the burning garbage along the way. Really... It's so bad. Everyone is just burning garbage and plastic. The least we as tourists could do is try and car pool (or tuk tuk pool) a little bit. Why doesn't someone start up a bus service from Battambang?? And then when you get here it's kind of chaotic and disorganized. There's this booth that isn't even labelled with any sign whatsoever. Some random dude just said "go in there and give $2" So we went in and there was this uniformed guy with a log book who wanted $2 from us to walk up the hill. Weird! So we just walked out and went up the hill without paying. And nobody said anything. Was this a legitimate charge or just some scam? I mean, it's not like they're doing much maintenance on the place based on all the trash around and just the general state of disrepair of everything. We walked into the "killing cave" and there wasn't any information given for us to understand what happened there. There was just a couple of huge glass showcases filled with skulls and femur bones! Wow. Something horrible happened here but I'm still not sure what happened. Maybe they can take all those $2 admissions they are charging and make a memorial to the victims that were murdered here. It's just heart wrenching to think about this and these victims aren't given the dignity of a simple plaque that outlines the history and story behind their deaths. Maybe if we educate people about this tragedy something similar is less likely to repeat itself again in the future. There was some huge display of human statues killing other people and boiling them in water?? I'm not making this up. And no information to explain what any of it meant.

Of course the view from the top was quite interesting as you can see so far across the farmers' fields. Hundreds of monkeys were running around begging for bananas. And MILLIONS of bats exit the cave at dusk. That's quite a spectacle.

But in general this just feels like a tourist attraction in a country whose tourist industry is in its infancy.
Written January 25, 2019
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Michelle S
London, UK258 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
Firstly I want to get the negatives out the way. Not wanting to hike up a mountain in 35 degrees or be thrown about on the back of a scooter I opted for the pick up truck option. What I was not told, was that if you sit inside with the a/c its $10pp if you bounce around in the outside bit, its $5pp and if you switch they don't reduce it! So be warned and negotiate. Also the Tourist Police will try and charge you $2 to go up the hill! Walk away and wait - they will get paid by someone else and let you pass for free. Corrupt yes, but the Police earn $7 a day on average so.....That's the negatives. The views from the top are amazing and the monkeys so funny to watch - I love watching their antics. Now they are wild monkeys so keep an eye on your possessions and don't have food in your hand - they will take what they can and they're not silly! This is why there is so much rubbish - its the monkeys bringing it to the area, not the people. The killing cave is a sombre experience, bless the young kids that are willing to tell you (for a fee) all about it. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge were bad men and how they clubbed and pushed fellow Cambodians down the hole into the cave dead or alive. There are human remains here and a small shrine with a reclining Buddha - I struggle here too as my first thought is they should be in school but they know their country's history and speaking to tourists they're learning languages - aargh! The temple at the top is worth a visit and if you're lucky seeing the monks in their saffron robes gives a real taste of Cambodia - its history, religion and how amazing this country really is.
Written December 16, 2018
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cambodia taxi driver
Siem Reap, Cambodia866 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I Been at Battambang On 24th Jan , 2024 , Best Great & Good Emotion due sunset and Bats Caves at Phnom sampeau Mountain with Our group visiting Million Bats Flying out from the Caves .. please don't forget your trip for sunset at Bats Flying Out

thank you
Written January 24, 2024
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david g
Siem Reap, Cambodia42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I'm a real fatty & managed to walk up in around 40 minutes with a few rest breaks. There's a lot to doing the whole Phnom Sampeou thing. For most tourists / backpackers, this is a very cheap outing for what you get. It's a good, rugged walk though a forested hillside that I did in sandals. The view from the top is great and you do get close to the temple's monkeys, cats & dogs. Of course there's litter. Cambodia wouldn't be Cambodia without it. But there is a bin somewhere so there's no need to add to the ambient mess.

With a dedicated tuk-tuk from the city at around $15 being the only expense, this can be a very cheap trip for a group. The tuk-tuk will wait until your ready to go back.

This doesn't feel too much like a tourist trap, the atmosphere is very intimate as visitors blend in with the monks, artisans and residents going about their business. I think it could be ruined if it were too cosy. Get to it before it becomes just another McTemple.
Written January 6, 2019
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cristabern
Bangkok, Thailand261 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
As the title suggest, yes they are all in the same place. From Pagodas and temples on the mountain top to a close look at the monk's living quarters and everything in between. They have it.

One of the highlights of this trip for me was the killing caves and the history lesson that comes with it. Personally I am a very sensitive person but I know I had to see the killing caves with the bones of this nameless people that lost their lives. I had to see it because they deserve to not be forgotten. Their stories should be told. The horror and the cruelty humans are capable of so to serve as a lesson. A lesson that the new generation should learn from.
Written July 31, 2017
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Ken M
19 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
Whilst we need to remember and acknowledge past abdominal acts of injustice my wife and I found it difficult to accept the gruesome nature of what we see as a 'Tourist Attraction'. It seems a strange and unsettling way to show respect for all those who were put to death here given relatives of those deceased would still no doubt be alive somewhere in Cambodia. Showing respect to me is paramount not just another thing to tick off on the 'Grand Tour'. In Australia we call this a sacred site. Maybe cameras and the much loved selfie sticks should be left outside and a candle burnt in respect with some thought of what it means. No doubt people will say I am overly sensitive.. possibly so. I can take that. K&J.
Written June 29, 2015
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Greenclifflady
West Yorkshire, UK267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There is a quite a bit to see at this place - three pagodas and lots of buddhas, some in caves - as well as memorials to those who were murdered by the KR in the caves on the mountain. At 5.30pm, they ine the road below with chairs and tables so you can see the millions of bats leaving their cave - it's quite a sight! Well worth a visit
Written January 7, 2020
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