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Battambang Bat Caves

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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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After first being taken to the top of the hill by truck we returned just in time to see the bats... read more

Reviewed yesterday
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Even the 30 minute tuk tuk ride to get to the bat caveson rough roads didnt dampen the excitement... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After first being taken to the top of the hill by truck we returned just in time to see the bats emerge from the cave at around 6.10pm. It took around 45 minutes for the million bats to leave the cave. One of the most...More

Thank Fairydusters
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even the 30 minute tuk tuk ride to get to the bat caveson rough roads didnt dampen the excitement of seeing over a million bats emerging from the cave

Thank 550kerrib
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it’s super touristy it’s absolutely worth seeing. As soon as it hit 6 o’clock they all came flooding out the cave in a constant stream. It was fantastic! Our tuk tuk driver took us away from the base of the cave and back towards...More

Thank MoonByrne
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great experience as millions of bats pour out of a hill side cave to feed on the insects. Sit down by the side of the road and grab yourself a cold drink and enjoy!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An impressive sight to behold and one I can never get bored with. Daily showing of tens of thousands of bat flying out of their cave during dusk and right over your head (mind that bat rain :-)) coupled with the killing cave and Phnom...More

Thank teresatong
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice to see the bats. The temple and especially the view from the hill are also a must do, when in Battambang.

Thank Jan-Jaap V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Get a tuk tun out of town and give yourself some time. a great phenomenon, but do the hill climb first and get to the bar with a roof top terrace for beers and watch!

Thank Jillwanderlust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing to see millions of bats leaving their cave at the same time every single day! Get a tuk-tuk to get you there and ask him for a detour on the way to the cave.

1  Thank desterttracker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every night, around 5:30, milioni of bats are flying upon your head. Unique experience, not dangerous at all.

Thank ermias a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tuk tuk driver took us there for around 5.30pm and there were numerous chairs wprovided by the cafes/stall holders for people to sit and watch - but note that the drinks here are quite expensive. Note, that there is plenty of space on the...More

Thank y0ungretirees
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8 February 2018|
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Response from slau220 | Reviewed this property |
I think we paid about 12 US. But we had the driver for the whole afternoon. He took us to the big Colonial Building and then the “Ancient House” both of which we walked through. He stopped at a small roadside stand and... More
24 December 2017|
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Response from Bun N | Property representative |
Hi great to hear from you so if you want to see the bat cave you can’t turn back to Phnom Penh on the same day because bats will get from the cave about 6pm and the other option you can take night bus back to Phnom Penh... More
21 October 2017|
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Response from Phat Cambodia S | Reviewed this property |
Well the bat cave is located at west of Battambang city take 20 minute by car 30 minute tuk tuk Just 17km I guess.! Not in central of town