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“The beauty of nature”

Battambang Bat Caves
Ranked #6 of 58 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 August 20, 2014

For a few dollars a tuktuk driver will take you to watch millions of bats as they leave the cave before sunset. A beautiful experience :)

Thank Allan B
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Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bat cave is something really worth seeing. There are many other reviews here, so I do not repeat all details - in short 12km tuk-tuk ride from Battambang, bats start flying about 18, there are so many of them that they go out for at least for half an hour. I have two extra advices:

First, 50m left of cave there is a big Buddha head carved on the top of the rock. One can actually climb there, to the small terrace below Buddha, there are steep iron ladders going there. After watching bats from the road, it is worth going up to the terrace. One can see very nice view of palm forest, nearby temple, few hills on the horizon and bat stream from the side, exactly at your altitude. Also, it is very interesting to see black clouds they form further away form the cave,

Second advice is trivial - do not go very close to the bat cave. If you climb from the road up the slope and stay directly below the cave edge, you feel a very gentle rain of bat pee...

3  Thank Janusz R
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Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

When you get there, you can already hear the noise from millions of bats preparing to go out. The bats start to leave the cave around 18:00 or a bit before and it takes about half an hour for the last one to get out. It's a really impressive and unique sight to see, as the sky is filled with bats for so long.

Thank Shir H
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Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We went out to see the bats with a tuk-tuk (round trip $4). We arrived at the cave at 17.45 and exactly 18.00 millions of bats flew out of the cave. I have never seen anything that amazing. Even our young children (3, 5 and 8 years old) were awed for a while. During the trip with the tuk-tuk back to Battambang you can still see large swarms of bats flying in the sky white the sun is setting. This possibly is the best sight in entire Battambang!

2  Thank 85dylanl
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Enjoyed the atmosphere, travellers from all around just waiting to see the spectacle of the bats, and great to meet people and swap travel/trip ideas.

Thank Pollyaway
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