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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  • October 2, 2017
    We visted here as part of our tour using the company DJ's tuk tuk (highly recommended) Around 5.45pm each day, millions of bats leave the cave to find food. We visted this cave and another cave nearby...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Amazing site that starts before sunset an continues for about 30 minutes as thousands of bats head off to feed. Grab a beer and watch but nothing else to do here so have your dinner planned elsewhere.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    I bring here from my tuk tuk following the advice from Trip Advisor. It was a real disappointment! Describes how something spectacular, so that can you imagine enormous bats hover in the sky and realize what stunts, and instead ... See a row of tiny bats get away from behind the mountain, so small that at the beginning I had them exchanged for other birds thinking "but no, it can't be this." I even overlooking their lair and Yes ok see hundreds of thousands of bats but everything here ... Boh do vobis ... for me it was a useless thing.
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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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