Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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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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  • 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!
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  • 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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