Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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#1 of 48 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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  • We arrived around 4 pm to visit the temples at the top of the Bat Cave. $ 2 per person scooter. The view is breathtaking. The atmosphere that reigns is a little mystical. We return around 5:30, we observed the parade of hundreds of thousands of bats emerging from a beautiful Winery. Impressive. Good afternoon!
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  • Good and interesting a bit far. Beautiful temple at the top. Phenomenon interresting for the big and the small
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  • I visited the bat caves along with about 8 other friends. There was a lot of build up and excitement about the caves - we visited the killing caves first, and then we sat outside to watch the bats. It...  more »
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