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Phnom Sampeau

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Address: 57 Off NH, Battambang 02000, Cambodia
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+855 17 679 766

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dont give to the children

Lovely walk uphill, good views, serene surrounding but please whatever the other reviews say don't employ or give charity to the children they should be ino school not tending to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ian j
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

i saw a lot of monkey on the way up to the mountain and they came to me. i was so surprising. they tried to catch some food from me and touch my bag. i was so happy and finally i looked at the sunset from the top view. High recommend

Thank Jenny L
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

you can reach the top by a steep paved road or many steps. either way, there are great views to enjoy along the way. there are signs pointing to the attractions but having a local guide could be helpful to navigate the site. be careful on the steps if it is raining/wet; they can be slippery. also, on the hill... More 

Thank travelerfromnyc09
Noosa, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Start at the end of the car park. Walk up by the road (others went by motor bike or truck at a fee of course) - wear comfortable shoes and take plenty of water. It was hot & steep but worth it. Lovely views, paintings Banan temple. Continue the climb to Killing Caves entrance as you descend steps into cave... More 

Thank LazyDays4Us
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk uphill, good views, serene surrounding but please whatever the other reviews say don't employ or give charity to the children they should be ino school not tending to tourists needs, so go on enjoy your strenuous stroll up but don't expect that the kids will fan you and your sweaty body whilst you do it.

Thank ian j
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

English/中文 The view at the top is amazing. Be careful with the killing cave if you're sensitive to energy, I was feeling sick after going down there for 3 minutes. The air is stuffed and humid, definitely not the healthy kind to breathe in. And the energy quite dark. I advise not to go down too deep, nothing special to... More 

1 Thank Meiyi C
Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Battambang was our first stop in Cambodia and we were keen to learn more about it's history under the Khmer Rouge. A friend had recommended that we took a look at the killing caves and it gave us a real insight into the atrocities that ocurred during the Pol Pot regime. You will need to get a taxi (usually a... More 

Thank reecehoney
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

When you visit the bat caves, put some time aside to visit this while you're there. Take a lift on the back of a motorbike up and walk down. Spend some time watching the monkeys, talking to local monks and staring at the views. The killing cave is also quite amazing as you stand at the bottom and imagine how... More 

Thank Jon M
puerto princesa
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

They called it the Killing Cave and there are three of them at Phnom Sampeau,11 kms west of Battambang. The Khmer Rouge bludgeoned the mums, dads old ladies and children to death as their bodies fell into the caves. It is estimated that ten thousand people died here and today you can see a memorial of skeletons and bones in... More 

1 Thank palawandave
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We timed our visit so we could explore the hillside area before watching the bats emerge at sunset. Nice views of the surrounding countryside from the top, some interesting temples, and the horrific Killing Caves reminding us of the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime.

1 Thank Janelizabeth56
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I've been to the top of Phnom Sampeau more than once and was, frankly, underwhelmed. Getting up is difficult and/or a little expensive. And once you're up there ... meh. However, on our last trip to Battambang we went out to Sampeau at dusk to watch the bats leave the cave. It's not awe-inspiring, but it is interesting and next... More 

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