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“Does what it says on the tin...” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Battambang Bat Caves

Battambang Bat Caves
Ranked #2 of 50 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
London, United Kingdom
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“Does what it says on the tin...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

Your visit to the bat caves will likely come at the end of a long day - given that the bats come out at sunset, you'll probably have been to the nearby Killing Caves, and likely for a ride on the nearby bamboo railway. This provides a decent endstop to the day - but isn't worth dedicating a trip to.

Seeing the bats fly out is, at first, fascinating - but you won't stay for more than 15 minutes, unless you find the repetitive action takes you into a zen-like trance. Interesting enough, but probably not the memory you'll treasure from Battambang.

Visited August 2012
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Amazing experience, to see countless (millions) of bats leave their cave at sunset in a constant stream that lasts over half an hour. Be sure not to miss this natural wonder.

Visited February 2013
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“Highlight of battambang”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

A river of millions of bats was great to see funneling out of a seemingly endless cave on a cliff. You may need 2-3 hours if you wanna climb up to the killing caves (which is small tho you can hop on a motor for a dollar for the climb) or the temple (lotsa stairs) . Bats get going around 5:45pm

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Perth, Australia
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“Bats and Bats and Bats”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We have seen bats before and at first were not going to wait to see the bats but our tuktuk driver said we must see them and we were so glad we stayed. They just streamed out of the cave at dusk, literally millions of them and formed like a wave, out and all over the fields. Really worth seeing.

Visited January 2013
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“4 million bats flying out of a cave - unforgettable!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

What a cool experience to see this take place. Don't miss seeing the beginnings of a sunset at the temple above and then coming down to see the bats do their thing!

Visited January 2013
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