Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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#1 of 35 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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  • Went to see the bat cave at dusk and it was an amazing nature experience we sat and watched in awe of nature as millions of bats flew out of the cave , definitely put it on the list if you are near  more »
  • Mass bats that fly out at dusk, about 7 million that a way to the rice fields and return to the bat caves at dawn
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  • Best thing I ever seen. Lovely view a long the road fresh air and green. Millions of bats flying out in the same direction. Don't open your mouth though.  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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