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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. Plan to visit Battambang Bat Caves and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Battambang attractions using our Battambang travel itinerary planner.
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  • Bat caves such as massive crowds of bats if travel to Battambang the city of argiculture zone of Cambodia where a lots lots fruit farm around it self Battambang. Don't miss visit Phnom Sampouv where t...  more »
  • Around 17.40 we sat ready to watch, you heard the bats all beeping, and fifteen minutes later they came for each other out, endless, moving forward as a kind of flying Black Snake, particularly to see. In advance we first walked up to the temple yet to go from where you have a beautiful view of the landscape on. Very nice were the monkeys out there there in the trees to the romp.
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  • If you've been for an arduous clamber to see the temples and grottoes up Phnom Sampov mountain in the afternoon, you might as well pause for a light meal and a cold drink as the sun sets in the sky. T...  more »

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Where to stay in Battambang

Close to the banks of the river you'll find the main hotels of Battambang, some occupying modern buildings and others housed inside French colonial blocks. Hostels and rental apartments provide the budget-friendly options in town, with basic rooms and side-street locations. Look to the north and south of the city for luxury resorts making the most of the increase in space with a wealth of additional facilities.
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