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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. Put Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple and other Kampot attractions into our Kampot trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Belled cellars and nice temple. Very good, great tour to recommend, very pretty, to do with the weather
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  • We made this visit during a tour of a day with a Tuk Tuk. To get to the cave we crossed a canal in balance on a log. The entrance to the cave costs 1 dollar and you climb the steps to enter the cave. Here, in a large room, there is a small Hindu temple built in brick around a stalagmite shaped like a phallus. The temple dates back to the pre-Akgkor. You can also admire a stalactite that resembles an elephant. To exit the cave you can follow the road round to the contrary or descend through a makeshift Speleological journey in the cave. This descent is a little dangerous and once started there is no turning back. There are jumps and steps in balance (all in the dark) until you arrive at the ticket office. It comes out a bit dirty because much of descent is slipping on her butt. In the end everything nicely but not recommend to those who suffer from claustrophobia or fear bats or not very agile. Upon return, crossing the Canal on the trunk it seemed a no-brainer. For the more adventurous to try.
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  • The dirt road that leads to the cave and passes through small villages through fields, cows and small ponds are worth it. That's all just beautiful and we get full view! The ideal is to do by tuk - tuk to take advantage of the landscape. The cave itself has no interest. $ 1 admission, several $ for a child-guide if you wish. The stairs leading to the cave are not cleaned, and within it he doesn't very hot and stuffy - air circulation, so no "natural" exit. She is not especially highlighted and offers no incredible volumes... It is a small cave with a small temple in brick. The whole is not maintained and is filled with a gaggle of kids who will try to win some $$ to make you go through a simili-chemin in the cave. Make the way to get there... Then continue until the Secret Lake ;)
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  • Nice place with cool feel. One of the oldest 2nd style of Khmer trample made from brick that is the only last 2 temple in this 2nd stylist of totally 13 stylist at traditional Khmer architecture. The Angkor Wat is in 12th stylist traditional Khmer architecture, so imagine that how old stylist of this temple! The name of 2nd style of traditional Khmer architecture is " Tela Bari Wat" . The most value thing hiding in a cave of Kampot with almost unknown from the local Khmer people that will disappears or destroy by the nature is very soon. I'm a Khmer architect, I do really love and highly recommend this place to all people around the world, even this is just a small cave with a little bit capture but it has its values as the humans heritages.
  • Entrance is $1 (at the time of March 2016). You head up an ornate staircase to the cave. It is high and pretty well-lit. The ticket man lent us his torch, but we didn't especially need it. The temple and the cave are beautiful, I would definitely say it's worth a look. When we went it was empty - always a bonus!
  • Had a local kid show us around and tell us about the cave. It's pretty small but very nice... You'd need a guide to get around it as there's a few very narrow areas to clamber through. It's out of the way and we didn't see any other tourists. The area around the cave is wonderful. I highly recommend hiring a motorbike and cruising around. Nearby is the so-called "secret lake" which is worth a visit. After a month or so in Cambodia, this felt like the first truly rural 'real' Cambodia.
  • Lovely peaceful stop on your Kampot tour, Ancient pre-Angkor Wat Temple in the cave.
  • Its a cave. There's nothing really special about it. I visited on a countryside tour and thought it was an OK stop, but it's really not more than that.