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Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
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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  • We enjoyed eating dinner in a road side restaurant while waiting for the bats to arrive. It was pretty cool to see this stead stream of small bats leaving their cave at dusk. 
  • Good to experience the bats coming out. There was a lot of people watching. Nice to experience it. Combine it with the temple visit at the top of the mountain. And the killing caves. So sad. 
  • It started raining 10 minutes before the bats emerged, which shortened our stay. However, it is something worth seeing. And that many bats means tons of insect sprays are not needed, so must be good f...  read more »
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