Battambang Bat CavesCurrently Open
- Address: Phnom Sampeou | off National Highway 57, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, Family And Kids
Every evening, people gather at Phnom Sampeau to see a colony of Asian wrinkle-lipped bats takes flight from the mountain caves to hunt. The sunset sky plays the background to the bats flying away from their home and they only come back early in the morning. There are three main caves in the mountain that have become home to the bats and even though not many enter the caves, locals frequent the foot of the mountain to admire the view!
Carry a few pints of beer and snacks with you and have a picnic near the mountain. A number of stall owners put up chairs around for visitors while the smell of barbequed food and a merry set of crowd completes the experience. It takes around 30-40 minutes for the bats to leave the caves after which you are left with a brilliant sunset sky adorned with hues of orange and blue with the shadows of the mountains prominently seen. To make the most of your visit, take a tuk-tuk ride to the foot of the mountains and if you are game for it, hike up a small distance to see the panoramic view all around.
Battambang Bat Caves Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
- Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothes and don’t forget to carry a torch with you if you plan on exploring the caves.
Entrance Ticket Details For Battambang Bat Caves
- Admission to the place is free of cost.
- For prices of tours organized, visit the official website of the tour operator.
Battambang Bat Caves Hours
- The best way to see the bats fly from the cave is at dusk around 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm. It generally takes around 40 minutes for all the bats to exit the cave.
How to Reach Battambang Bat Caves
- By renting a Bicycle/ Motorcycle.
- By taking a Tuk Tuk.
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