Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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#1 of 52 in Nature in Cambodia
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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  • Very impressive to the sunset you can see all the bats out of the caves. They are not thousands!
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  • The first time I saw so many bats in a hole, about a little while, there were small bats flying in the same direction, about a few million! The bat can be seen very clearly in the opposite bar, but the bats start out without a lot of people are crowded! Well worth seeing, really very difficult scene!
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  • Took the family to the bar caves. Got a beer and waited to around 5.30 Then out they come, very small bats not what I’m used to in Oz. Really worthwhile taking the 30 minute drive  more »
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