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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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  • Small temple located in a cave. Good for people of all endurance levels. Probably wouldn't be worth it to go as a sole destination but definitely as a part of a day trip through countryside.  more »
  • The cave is really picturesque with stalagmites in the shape of elephants and the pre-Angkorian temple. Treat yourself to the adventure by browsing the trail in the rock to the returned (with the bat).
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  • Day rented a scooter and among other things here stopped. The cave is fun to look at but the children we found but annoying. We have completely ignored them and had also read that that is best: so they earn nothing and their parents will hopefully understand that a good education is a better way to help their children to a good future ... The cave is fine to view, we have not even for the adventurous way back chosen. In short: I would not specifically for up and down drive but as part of a day is fine!
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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.