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Address: 57 Off NH, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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Scenic views, monkeys and atrocities.

When you visit the bat caves, put some time aside to visit this while you're there. Take a lift on the back of a motorbike up and walk down. Spend some time watching the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Battambang was our first stop in Cambodia and we were keen to learn more about it's history under the Khmer Rouge. A friend had recommended that we took a look at the killing caves and it gave us a real insight into the atrocities that ocurred during the Pol Pot regime. You will need to get a taxi (usually a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you visit the bat caves, put some time aside to visit this while you're there. Take a lift on the back of a motorbike up and walk down. Spend some time watching the monkeys, talking to local monks and staring at the views. The killing cave is also quite amazing as you stand at the bottom and imagine how... More 

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puerto princesa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They called it the Killing Cave and there are three of them at Phnom Sampeau,11 kms west of Battambang. The Khmer Rouge bludgeoned the mums, dads old ladies and children to death as their bodies fell into the caves. It is estimated that ten thousand people died here and today you can see a memorial of skeletons and bones in... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We timed our visit so we could explore the hillside area before watching the bats emerge at sunset. Nice views of the surrounding countryside from the top, some interesting temples, and the horrific Killing Caves reminding us of the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I've been to the top of Phnom Sampeau more than once and was, frankly, underwhelmed. Getting up is difficult and/or a little expensive. And once you're up there ... meh. However, on our last trip to Battambang we went out to Sampeau at dusk to watch the bats leave the cave. It's not awe-inspiring, but it is interesting and next... More 

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Leeton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The climb to the top is long and steep but if it is too dau tingnyou can jump on the back of a motor bike for $3 and they will take you up and return you. It is worthwhile doing as the view from the top is great and you can also see the Killing Cave. Time your trip right... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The views are beautiful and the temple/ area are very serene. It is sobering to see the skulls stacked in the "Killing Cave" and offers quite a contrast to the peaceful countryside. The requests for "donations" throughout the temple is relentless.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This excursion has to be done walking up by steps. More than 500 steps, but when you arrive at the top you are in company of nice monkeys and you can get picture of them and if you like you can feed them. Magnificent view on ths Battambanf country sIde.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I went there with a scooter and on arrival took a different scooter to the top, it was a bit steep but fun to get up there. First we stopped at the temple where a little boy instantly started to show me around. He asked for $2 what i thought is fair, but he claimed to not have any change... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

we took a tuktuk from Battambang on early afternoon and climbed all the way up to the hill, stopping at the Killing Cave and the Wat at the top, you may also take a bike ride,, but the road is not so much challenging for an averagely-fit person and the main issue is heat take a break at the temple... More 

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