Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple, Kampot

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Walk through a quilt of rice paddies to reach Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple, filled with elephant-shaped stalactites and home to a colony of bats. Inside, you can also a 7th-century brick temple dedicated to Shiva. Protection from the elements has allowed the temple to stand for centuries, virtually unchanged and unspoiled by the passage of time. Use our Kampot trip planner to add Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple and other attractions to your Kampot vacation plans.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Not there went with the little ones. From 6-7 years. The ride in the cellars is a little "sport". Trust the young who offers to guide you. Impossible to go there alone.
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  • September 21, 2017
    Don't take any guides - caves are easy to walk through. Get a torch - safer walking. Bring your camera - some nice shots. Don't pay kids any money. They should be at school and not trying making money...  more »
  • September 5, 2017
    The temple, the still for the Angkor period, is unimpressive. It is located in a cave. Access is a dollar. Local boys would like to be your guide and show you on all kinds of stone and rock formations animal shape. The trip up to it from Kampot goes right through the rice fields. It is for experienced cyclist from Kampot per bicycle. In the rainy season turns the road in a mud puddle. Most visitors come with a tuk tuk or on the moped.
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  • June 10, 2017
    Nice walking place. Shame they charge for parking and entrance. Temples and nature should be free as they are. But a nice small hole up and down.
  • June 21, 2017
    Great holy place. Yes, now it's abandoned, but somebody can feel the vibe and saw hidden beauty.
  • June 8, 2017
    Small! You've done it in 10 min. But quiet good, 1 $pp for the entry
  • December 2, 2016
    Entrance fee US$1/person. Need to climb some steps up and then down to arrive the limestone cave. Local kid shown us the way to get inside the temple. Interesting trip. Nice view of the surrounding areas .
  • February 8, 2017
    Closed today for filming 8/2/17 but there is another cave you can visit really close by...lots of kids around to show the way with impeccable English...and a cafe for the all important iced coffee ☆

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