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“Impressive”

Battambang Bat Caves
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in Battambang
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tuktuk driver took us there. Alas it rained very hard so we could not really well see the flight of the millions of bats. Still it was very impressive to see the seemingly endless trail of bats.

Thank ANH1204
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our driver advised to go get ourselves a drink and a seat. We had front row view of this phenomenon. All of a sudden it started and we watched for 20 mins and it kept going. Unbelievable. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Heather G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing to see millions of bats leave the cave. There were a lot of other spectators. The spectacle takes about half an hour every evening just before the sunset. There are so many bats flying away that it looks like smoke lingering in the sky. It’s interesting to see how they fly alongside the cliff before reaching the open air.

Thank PirkkotheFinn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like bats and find them to be so helpful at getting rid of disease carrying mosquitoes. I have visited many locations to observe this ritual but have never seen anything like this parade of bats!! We visited at the end of a day trip to see sites surrounding Battambang and it was a great finale. They just kept coming and coming and making spirals and twists. It was quite a thing to view. There are many nice places in which to view this. We had great seats at an outdoor cafe so got to enjoy drinks and a show.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat, with lots of other tourists, down on the roadside below the Bat Caves after we had visited the hilltop shrine at Phnom Sampeou. There was an air of expectancy among all the people lined up at the roadside, standing, sitting, all waiting. And all of us with our eyes firmly fixed on a cave entrance high up on the rocky face of the hill, waiting for the bats. Around us stall traders were selling drinks and snacks. And then, at about 5.30pm, the first few bats flew out of the cave and circled around and then were joined by others, and then others. Soon a steady stream of bats emerged from the cave and increased into a huge number of bats, literally thousands, and they all flew off, with thousands more still coming out of the cave behind them! It was an amazing sight. The sky blackened as there were so many and they flew in fantastic formation. Quite a spectacle!!

Thank DublinEdM
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