Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave

Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, Khao Yai National Park: Address, Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave Reviews: 4.5/5

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PeteFeran
Bangkok, Thailand210 contributions
Quite impressive !
Dec 2020 • Family
If you haven’t experienced a mass exodus of bats before then it’s with seeing. Off the beaten path with no signage, follow Google maps and wait opposite the hill with the farm land opposite between 5:30-6pm and out they come !
Written December 21, 2020
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529dominicc
Singapore, Singapore649 contributions
Once in a lifetime experience
Jan 2020
As one of the reviewers mentioned, there could be 2 locations at Khao Yai where you can view bats.

Our location is near to Wat Tham Sila Thong. You can use google map by searching Bat Viewing Road.

However there are 2 spots of viewing bats at this Bat Viewing Road.

1) At the temple 100 meter before the Bat Viewing Road:

- this spot is more close-up and you might hear the sounds of Wing’s when millions of bats flying off from the cave.

2) 100 meters further down from Bat Viewing Road:

- we chose this spot as you can view from a wide angle point of view.
- this view allows you to see a snake sign of bats flying in the sky. (See my photo).

Tip:

1) Go there at about 530 pm.
2) Our time of bats flying from cave was around 6:05 pm. It lasted approximately 30-35 mins.
3) Drones are not allowed as it will affect the bats.

If you like my review, pls click “helpful”. Enjoy your trip.
Written January 29, 2020
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kooky2
england4 contributions
Two bat caves near khao yai..
Jan 2020 • Friends
I think reviews here are about two separate places. I visited the one near Wat Tham sila Thong. Go past the temple to a resort with a large field adjacent. Get there early to see dozens of birds of prey gathering to hunt. Buzzards,sparrowhawks and peregrines (we were told. )The spectacular sight of around 2 million wrinkle lipped bats emerging in streams of swirling patterns and snaking across the sky towards their feeding grounds lasted about an hour as the sky slowly turned red to darkness. The sound of bat wings filled the air.Not many wildlife sights are guaranteed but this one is. Highlight of my time in Khao Yai. Don't miss this.
I haven't been to the one at Khao Luk but I imagine it's a similar experience. .
Written January 27, 2020
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ongwl82016
Singapore, Singapore789 contributions
Sight Not As Expected
Dec 2019 • Family
Not sure we ended at the right spot since there were only 2 groups of tourists gathered at the end of unpaved mud road. That was where our Thai driver took us to after we showed him what we wanted to see at 5.3pm. From far the bats seem to fly in smaller groups, batch after batch. Probably that was why we didn’t see what other had shared but instead had to look very hard to realise that they were flying out from the caves.
Written January 1, 2020
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ASEAN-fan
London, UK930 contributions
Bats streamed across the sky
Dec 2019
We sought out this location around dusk to see the bats. There are two locations shown on google maps. We stopped on the road near to the Che Elpend, Khao Yai. After waiting for a while - nothing happened so we drove towards the DNA Resort, and at dusk, streams of bats flew over the car. Is it worth making a special trip for - I guess if you are into bats, then, yes. My children aged 13 and 15 both found it interesting. But we did only spend about 15 minutes looking for the bat cave on the mountain...
Written January 1, 2020
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Johnmagfam
Singapore, Singapore249 contributions
This is a must see in Khaoyai, even locals flock there.
Dec 2019 • Family
Tip: arrive earlier in December as sun sets earlier during year end. We arrived 5.45pm thinking the bat would not start streaming till 6.30pm but it started about 6.15pm.
All the reviews here are accurate so no point repeating, however has to say that even local drivers are not too familiar. My driver was from Bangkok and he has to call back his colleagues for direction.

Feeling annoyed I typed "Batcave road" and the same Batcave viewing road came up and we were assured we were at right place. So google map works here, of course u must have data and GPS turned on.

Must see because it's a natural phenomena and even zoos unlikely can create such feat!! Can they? Maybe.

Written December 31, 2019
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Siok H
Singapore, Singapore74 contributions
Great to see
Dec 2019 • Family
When we arrived at 5.40pm, the bats were already moving out. What a spectacular view! This is my only enjoyment so far in Khao Yai. Should go!!
Written December 16, 2019
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LLTan
Singapore, Singapore198 contributions
Wonder of Nature!
Oct 2019
We arrived an hour too early but it was worth the wait!
It was quite amazing to watch millions (not kidding!) of bats streaming out of the bat cave to hunt for food.
As the place is not easy to find (& get to), there were very few tourists, so we didn't have to jostle with the usual tourist crowd for best viewing spots!
Just remember that the bats decide on the timing (between 5:15 to 6:30 pm, usually) & in which direction they stream out of the cave, haha. Even the guide couldn't tell us when the bats will be streaming out & which is the best spot to view the phenomenon.
Written October 21, 2019
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kelccm
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
Watch millions of bats stream out from their cave every evening
Dec 2018 • Family
Place is a bit out of the way, and may be a bit confusing to find as well. But it's worth to make the effort to see all these millions of bats stream out from the cave to hunt for food. What's more, this happens every evening. Do try to come before 6pm, before the sun starts to set. Plan to arrive by 530pm to be on a safe side. This is definitely a sight to behold, and worth to see at least once in your lifetime.
Written April 7, 2019
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narkke
Singapore, Singapore22 contributions
Well worth the trip to see the thousands of bats leaving the cave
Jan 2019 • Family
Visited this location early Jan 2019. Around 6pm, the bats will start to leave their cave.
it's quite a sight if you have never seen this before. From a distance, the bats looks rather small.
Location is the near the "Wat Tham Sila Thong".

Looks like the authorities have started to pave the roads for tourist purpose. Also noticed some new building at this area. Soon, i believed they will start to collect fees for entry.

see attached picture for exact location. google it and you find it.
Written January 11, 2019
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