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Battambang Bat Caves
Ranked #3 of 53 things to do in Battambang
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The young men who took us to the top of the mountain on their motorbikes..We are elderly adventurers and felt so safe. Quietly sharing the grief of Pol Pot's devastation. The beautiful pagodas and views over the countryside.

Thank Patricia H
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We did this as something else to do during the day while in Battambang. I didnt find it as much fun or exciting as the bamboo railway, but was worth it. We also got here later in the day, so we had to rush up the mountain, which we did via the stairs, and took about 20 minutes. The top presented an amazing view of Battambang and the surrounding area.

We also went back down via the stairs, which to an active person should not be that difficult. We had to wait for the bats for about 20 minutes once we got down, which was nice, as we got to speak with other travelers as the bottom was thronged with people. When the bats came out, they were smaller than expected, not a huge group, but an endless one, that is for sure.

Thank Hogarth F
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Went out late afternoon to the temple and then saw the bats come out of the cave quite amazing seeing them and to think they take about an hour to come out there are so many must be millions of them something you probably don't usually see so worth the trip out

Thank travellerjaybee
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We visited the pagoda at the top first and then proceed to the killing field cave. It was dark and somber mood. Our tour guide was telling us the history of what happened during Pol Pot's time here and there are skulls and human bones kept in a glass box, reminding them of what had happened. As I like history, hearing stories from my tour guide was an eye opener and the grieve, sadness and fear that they had to endure back then.

After that, we went back down and we had to wait for almost an hour before millions of bats come flying out of the cave. You could either watch the bats from the main road, next to the cave or you could climb up the steep stairs and wait outside the cave. The view from the top is amazing. You could see the padi fields.

If you want to go up to the killing field at the top, you could ride on the motorbike by paying a small sum. They will gladly take you up there and it is a lot faster than walking up the hill. It is worth coming here at least once if you are planning to stay a night in Battambang.

Thank mnmx
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

It is one of this little nature wonders which cost you almost nothing (a tuk-tuk or motorcycle ride) but can take your breath away, there are litterally MILLIONS of bats coming out of these hole and it is really, really impressive.

Thank MagnusJunior
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