Phnom Sampeau
Phnom Sampeau
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cambodia taxi driver
Siem Reap, Cambodia864 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I Been at Battambang On 24th Jan , 2024 , Best Great & Good Emotion due sunset and Bats Caves at Phnom sampeau Mountain with Our group visiting Million Bats Flying out from the Caves .. please don't forget your trip for sunset at Bats Flying Out

thank you
Written 24 January 2024
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Roby H
France4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
History and religion place. Best to see bat cave with sunset. it's amazing when the bats flying from cave.
Written 25 January 2023
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Xhara71
Rochester, UK454 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
Others have spoken about the climb up, the pagoda, the killing caves and the bats so I’ll just comment on the complaints some people have made re litter and scams etc. I walked up the steps and once I arrived at the top no children (or adults) pestered me to be my guide sell me stuff etc. Also as for litter it didn’t seem too bad; I certainly didn’t think this was built on top of a rubbish tip. Even though it was the middle of the dry season the top was quite empty, only about a 6 or so other tourists.
The killing caves were busier but not heaving. One point, there is a sign by the monk saying please take off your shoes as this is also a shrine. Very few tourists were doing that. The bat area was busy, but it can accommodate over 100 people without it being a squeeze, and as of Jan 23 the bats start leaving just before 6pm.
Written 21 January 2023
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Shiming Y
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
A bit far from city Battambang and it possible to get there by car or tuk tuk but it better to car. There are to entrance to go up, one is by clime up stairs and another by walking road but be aware of money, it is quite dangerous, there are a few carved around mountain and bat cave is interested but have to wait until around sunset time that bat fly out the cave.
Written 20 August 2022
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David
Lille, France1,668 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
I'd love to have given this site 4 stars for the amazing views, however there is so much rubbish strewn all around the place - what is supposedly a religious site - that it really detracts from the experience.
Written 12 August 2022
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janetp3255
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Firstly, I want to warn that the whole mountain is full of people trying to extract/scam cash from tourists so beware at all times. PLEASE be careful and don't trust strangers.
Actually that applies to all of Cambodia.

I paid $15 for my accommodation tuktuk driver to take me here for a half day tour.
The view from the top is absolutely stunning. You see an endless panorama of beautiful tropical countryside stretching all the way to Thailand. Worth it just for the views actually.
Then you have the caves and their gruesome history which is utterly fascinating.
The kids will offer to be your guides but of course you have to pay them, but then their adult minders try to get more cash out of you when you return.
There is a booth at the base of the mountain which asks for an entrance fee. It seems to be legit but my tuktuk driver got me through without having to pay.
At the top there is a nice big temple and hundreds of monkeys. I found a toilet up there with what must be the best toilet view in the world !! The views are to die for.
I walked to the top of the mountain. You need to be reasonably fit to do that in 35 degree heat but I enjoyed it. If you want to hire a driver to take you up, just be careful not to be ripped off. Negotiate carefully.
Yes it is sad to see the mountain covered in trash. Honestly, you would think that such a spiritual site would not be neglected like this, but it is. Even at the temple, bottles are just thrown down the bank.
I recommend hiring a good guide to explain the history of the whole site and what you are looking at, as there are no good descriptions or signs for information.
After a few hours on the mountain, you can come down in the evening to see the bats leaving the caves.
You can sit at a table and have food/beer (including a plate of snails). Fantastic experience and definitely the highlight of Battambang and actually my favorite activity during my whole Cambodia 2 week trip.
Written 23 May 2022
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TheHumbleTravellers
Greater Noida, India687 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There are couple of things around here to do. There are 3 different caves here Pkasla, Lakhaon and Aksopheak and to go from one place to another - you have 2 options:-

a) Open Jeep
b) Walk

Suggest to take open jeep as there is a natural spectacle you don't want to miss which is 10000s of bats coming out of there cave and to be in place at right time you must be fast to see other places.

So it runs like - you take jeep and you visit various caves including kiling cave where 1000s of skulls of locals are still there from Khmer regime. Then there are few other caves and temple (nothing great) and at one place you will find many monkeys.

Once your done come back to point zero and you will see many restaurants lining up small chairs and trying to pull crowd, this all is for that bat spectacle.

We took one restaurant which had a terrace sitting area so can have better look at movement of bats. Its all choice but you have to buy something to take seat (may be a coke).

The best part of this tour is this Bat Spectacle and you will amazed to see so many bats flying together out the big cave creating massive formation of dark, black clouds. Truly amazing.

Must visit place for Bat Spectacle.
Written 24 May 2020
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Emma S
Lichfield, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
A lot to explore here. A lot of walking too so don’t forget your water, however you can purchase endless drinks and snacks here. Plenty of stalls. Caves to experience, views to be seen, gorgeous temple on the top of the mountain! Can you spot the World War II machines? The killing caves are also here. Not to mention the upcoming famous bat cave on ground level! Spend at least half a day here! Be careful if you drive up on a moped as hills can be quite steep.
Written 11 March 2020
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Lisa M
Missoula, MT862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
The little monkeys and their namesakes are the main attraction. Totally rap scallion and love to eat your food, but they are so cute you forgive them. Lots of walking. Water available for 25 cents at the top.
Written 8 March 2020
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Greenclifflady
West Yorkshire, UK267 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
There is a quite a bit to see at this place - three pagodas and lots of buddhas, some in caves - as well as memorials to those who were murdered by the KR in the caves on the mountain. At 5.30pm, they ine the road below with chairs and tables so you can see the millions of bats leaving their cave - it's quite a sight! Well worth a visit
Written 7 January 2020
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