This adventure will leave you wanting more!
Minimum Age: 12 Year(s)
Ready for a trip that combines nature and history? Join us in our bat cave discovery adventure!
Phnom Sampov is a natural and historical site located along National Road 57 about 15km from the provincial town. Atop a 100-meter-high mountain stands a pagoda and three natural carves Pkasla, Lakhaon and Ak sopheak. Pkasla cave is full of uprooted stones and is considered significant because it is where Phnom Sampov residents come to celebrate after marriage.
Next to the mountain are several important mountain clusters, including Kdaong Mountain, Krapeu Mountain, Trung Moan Mountain, Trung Tear mountain and Neang Romsay Sok. These mountains are related to Khmer folktale titled Reachkol Neang Romsay Sok.
Bring your person things, camera, sunglasses, insect spray and medication.
The trip begins with a scenic ride through the Cambodian countryside along quiet byways. Enjoy the views of people working in their farms and fields. Breathe in the fresh air scented with the sweet smell of rice. Then, we will take back on the primary asphalt, as there is no way straight there.
After an hour and a half ride, we will arrive at the mountain. Here, you will have the option of taking a motorbike up to the caves at the top instead of walking. There are three caves to visit. Each one has its characteristics and tragic tales.
Monkeys are the other residents of the mountain, and they are not shy! The views from the summit are terrific and can be enjoyed with a cooling mountain breeze. However, the highlight of this tour awaits the visitor at the foot of the mountain, when the colony of bats streams out of the caves. Returning to the city after all, the bats come out.