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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  • Two ways to get here from Kampot. You can turn off just after the big concrete bring on the way out of town towards Kep or you can take the Phnom Phen road which is what I did. Really nice drive out a...  more »
  • Small cave with a temple inside of your arrival you understand that you'll be taken to a wallet to ask me the scooter to this place and puts a number of the visit $1 per person and a small girl or boy for you show what that the nature here draws an elephant the a baby elephant the Eagle must climb 200 steps to access and the cave in it's dark in the end the girl will ask for $ 1 and for the scooter also $ 1
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  • With the roller we came from Kampot, 'Road' to rain slightly muddy, but doable, we have the scooter turn a small concession stand for a small fee and then you showed the way to the cave entrance us (the bridge not completely handed over to the River, so that one had to Wade something through ankle-high water); a boy then accompanied us to the cave and he was our guide for a small tip. Who wants to can climb out along with the guide through the cave to footwear provided and best with headlamp
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  • 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.
  • Great holy place. Yes, now it's abandoned, but somebody can feel the vibe and saw hidden beauty.
  • Small! You've done it in 10 min. But quiet good, 1 $pp for the entry
  • 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 .
  • 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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