Battambang Bat Caves, Battambang

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Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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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  • Incredible experience to see 1,5 million batts leaving the cave just after sunset ; because of covid not crowded - we stayed till the last batt left the cave -the bat swarms create beautiful drawings....  more »
  • A must see in Battambang !! Millions of bats leaving the caves just before sunset. As you enter the street there are chairs and tables alongside the road whereby you can sit and watch the bats when...  more »
  • RELEASE THE BATS! A surprisingly enjoyable activity, and a surprisingly popular one that makes you feel part of the local community as you sit by the entrance of the cave with a refreshing beer in your hand.
  • Great scenery and when the millions of bats come,they come for hours but I won’t recommend this to you until they test if Covid 19 came from bats or not
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