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Satisfy your wanderlust by exploring Cambodia’s lesser-known corners. From Battambang to Ratanakiri, straying from the norm has rarely been so rewarding
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PHNOM SAMPEAU BAT CAVES

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Just a 15-minute tuk tuk ride outside of Battambang sits the towering limestone mountain of Phnom Sampeau. A former Khmer Rouge execution site – the skulls of those killed by Khmer Rouge cadres can be found in a glass-walled memorial in one of the caves – the area is now a place of pilgrimage and home to a number of strikingly colourful Buddhist temples. Those who arrive just before sunset will also witness the exodus of, literally, millions of bats from the caves overhead, a mesmerising spectacle that often lasts for 30 minutes or more.

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Rather than waiting around for buses when travelling long distances not served by air in Cambodia, we’d recommend hiring a private car – a far quicker and more convenient way to travel. Prices are cheap considering the journey times involved, and cars are easy to arrange at hotels or local travel agents.