Watch as a steady stream of Asian wrinkle-lipped bats fly out of a hillside hole at Battambang Bat Caves, some 20 minutes from the city at Phnom Sampeau. As dusk falls every day at around 5 or 6 pm, thousands upon thousands of these nocturnal creatures leave their nests and pour out of the cave, reminiscent of a smoke column billowing up to the sky. It takes up to 40 minutes for all of the bats to exit, so you'll have plenty of time to take a good photo. Put Battambang Bat Caves and other Battambang attractions into our Battambang day trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Battambang Bat Caves Reviews
C'est étonnant de voir toutes ces chauve-souris sortir en même temps, tous les soirs à heure fixe, et ça mérite franchement le déplacement. Plusieurs terrasses ous proposeront de vous attabler pour le... more »It's amazing to see all these bats come out at the same time, every night at a fixed time, and it's definitely worth the trip. Several terraces will offer to sit down to see them quietly, but our tuktuk has taken us to a corner where there are far fewer people and where you have to climb a little to access the view. As a bonus, besides the bats, a beautiful sunset. I can not explain how we go but do not hesitate to ask yours, we were not the only ones even if it was relatively quiet compared to the "main" side!
My first time seeing something like this. We went a lit early and there was some light rain but it was worth the wait at the end. Estimated around 2 million bats come out of the cave for 2-3 hours. Lo... more »
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