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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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  • Interesting spectacle and worth a visit, even though it feels a bit touristy when you arrive. We didn't explore the top of the hill with the temple etc as we didn't have time before dusk. Literally mi...  more »
  • Millions of bats swarm out of the cave nonstop and this goes on for about 20-30 minutes. Though it is repetitive, it is great to see this in action. I also met a few other spectators and interacted wi...  more »
  • The kids enjoyed. Nice show. a about 12 km from the center of Battambang. The climb to see the mountains can be done on foot. But beware of the monkeys which can be a little aggressive...
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