Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

4.4
#1 of 56 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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  • If you're considering not visiting the bat caves, stop being a silly sausage. It's potentially a once in a lifetime experience (twice for me cause I'm well lucky) and it's truly awesome.  more »
  • I've been to the bat cave several times and I've enjoyed it the same each time. About a hour before sunset, thousands of bats come pouring out of the cave. This continues nonstop for over an hour...  more »
  • Every evening at very near to specific time, thousands of nocturnal bats taking flight from the surrounding caves in a massive formation of dark, black clouds. Be sure to photograph this amazing...  more »

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