Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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Watch as a steady stream of Asian wrinkle-lipped bats fly out of a hillside hole at Battambang Bat Caves, some 20 minutes from the city at Phnom Sampeau. As dusk falls every day at around 5 or 6 pm, thousands upon thousands of these nocturnal creatures leave their nests and pour out of the cave, reminiscent of a smoke column billowing up to the sky. It takes up to 40 minutes for all of the bats to exit, so you'll have plenty of time to take a good photo. Put Battambang Bat Caves and other Battambang attractions into our Battambang day trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Not to miss, it's eimpressionnant!! The flight takes place around 6 pm, not rushing to make the circuit during the day. We waited 3 hours on the spot
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  • It’s such a beautiful place to visit (maybe the best around Battambang) but people in there will try everything they can to abuse you and take more money from you. You can easily go to the top by walk...  more »
  • In the late afternoon, many colorful plastic chairs are placed along that of the access road to the cave. Not only many tourists, but also many locals are waiting for this incredible spectacle. Cool drinks are offered-well, it's already become a bit of a hustle and bustle. In addition to the huge cave opening, an oversized Buddha figure is being carved into the rock. And then at about 5.45pm we start. A seemingly endless vivid queue of millions of bats embarks on the nocturnal prey catch. The "excursion" of the bats, which do not return to the cave until dawn, lasts almost half an hour. Tip: The best places are not immediately in front of the huge cave opening. You can better photograph (film even better) this spectacle if you look for a position on the side of the cave.
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