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“Must see if you are touring the countryside”

Battambang Bat Caves
Ranked #3 of 52 things to do in Battambang
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed October 6, 2012

A very surreal and spooky place. Make sure you go up the top and into the killing caves. It's chilling but you need to see it. Return in the evening to watch the start of the bats coming out. Try and stay upwind though - the odour is particularly strong!

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We thought why not, as there isn't too much else to do in Battambang. We went with a tuk tuk driver called Rich, he was great, lovely, friendly, funny and honest. We went up to the top of the hill first, saw the cave and the view. We then headed down the hill when the bats started heading out of the cave. It was so random, but so fascinating. There were soo many bats flying out, it just never ended. It was interesting seeing the random sight of all the bats in different formations flying off for their nightly feast. Definitely worth seeing, as I don't think I would see it anywhere else! Definitely go with Rich, he was lovely and honest, ask your hotel to call him on 012 93 92 46.

Thank MickChels
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Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

We didn't climb the hill but just got a tuc-tuc to the cave where the bats leave from, it was really cool, we stuck around for about 20mins then followed the bats and watched the different formations they were flying in, pretty enjoyable, don't bother with the winery, we also did this on the tour, a total waste of time.

Thank Himthere
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Bats flying out of a cave? Millions of them? A black speckled ribbon across the the sky? Like CGi, but actually real?

Yep!

It's a really fascinating sight. It goes on for ages. You're going to have to see it for yourself.

Thank cpome7
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

It's amazing to see so many bats come flying out of a mountain. You can see them flying for miles. They react on sounds, wich makes a spectecular sight when clap your hands

Thank Joep Z
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