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Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple, Kampot

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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3.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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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  • Cave to visit for one dollar admission. Small temple Angkorian pre indoors. Short visit. Presence of monkeys in the surrounding forest.
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  • A fascinating, ancient pre-Buddhist temple, worth visiting. The short guided tour by the young local lad, with good English, was worthwhile. No charge, but tip clearly and reasonably expected. However...  read more »
  • We had a great time at the caves. The drive out is a little long and dusty, but totally worth it. You get to see the countryside and how people live out of the city. That's a great experience in and o...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Very nice expirience. You will need pocket light :-)
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