Phumĭ Phnum Sâmpŏu

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  • Day48

    Battambang 3 - Teil 2

    March 16 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Auf dem Gipfel des Sompov Mountain befindet sich auch noch eine Tempelanlage. Von dort oben hat man einen tollen Blick auf die Landschaft um Battambang. Leider war es heute etwas wolkig und diesig, so dass wir nicht ganz so weit gucken konnten. Besonders schön fand ich allerdings die Höhle unter dem Tempel, die hatte etwas Mystisches.
    Nachdem wir den Berg wieder runter gelaufen sind, ging es mit dem Tuk Tuk auf die andere Seite des Berges zu einer Batcave (Fledermaushöhle), dem eigentlichen Highlight des Tages gefahren.
    Auf der anderen Seite sind wir wieder ein paar Meter nach oben geklettert, haben uns einen guten Platz gesucht und auf den Sonnenuntergang gewartet. Aufgrund des Wetters fiel der natürlich nicht so spektakulär aus aber kaum hat die Dämmerung eingesetzt, strömten plötzlich tausende Fledermäuse aus dem Höhleneingang oberhalb von uns.
    Das Spektakel ging über eine halbe Stunde. Wahrscheinlich waren es eher Millionen Fledermäuse. So etwas habe ich noch nie gesehen.
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  • Day177

    Killing cave & auch was nettes

    January 12, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    Die Khmer Rouge Geschichte zieht sich durch Kambodscha und natürlich gibt es auch rund um Battambang schreckliche Sehenswürdigkeiten.

    Die "Killing Cave" bekam ihren Namen durch die brutalen Tötungen der Khmer Rouge. Die Leichen wurden dann durch das Oberlicht ins innere der Höhle geworfen.

    Zum Glück hab ich aber auch hübsche Tempel, die Blumenhöhle und eine fantastische Aussicht geboten bekommen.
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  • Day34

    Krong Battambang

    July 17, 2018 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌧 26 °C

    Battambang is the second largest city in Cambodia and a quick 3 hour bus ride from Siem Reap. We got there around midday and had plenty of time to relax in the hotel pool (much needed after a filthy hostel in Siem Reap) and plan the next days.
    First thing in the morning we went to the Bamboo Train, a combined effort from French colonialists and the local people. The French build the tracks and used it with occasional trains... The rest of the times the locals build their own "trains" powered by hand with a long stick like the venetian gondoliers. Nowadays they use small motors mainly for tourist entertainment but also goods transportation. And there's still the trains which forced us to quickly hop off and disassemble the train 😁 A fun experience...
    Next stop on the tour with our private Tuktuk driver brought us to the "Killing Fields" next to a Buddhist monastery. This was our first contact with the terror that brought the Khmer Rouge over the country. Thousands of people were killed just in this place with overall millions disregarding age, gender, beliefs. Even many within the ranks fell victim to the regime. A sad chapter in the history of this beautiful country... In the afternoon we went to a scenic temple complex nearby with "Killing caves" and bat caves.
    It didn't get really clear how it got the name "Killing caves" but the Khmer Rouge definitely killed a lot of people here as well documented by many bones spread around the cave bottom. The temple itself was beautifully located and especially interesting because of a large monkey population that roam the premises... Just before dawn we sat down with a beer and waited for the millions of bats that come out every evening in search for food. They sometimes all come out at once within 15 minutes which creates an impressive black stream. We weren't so lucky as they took their time and it took more than half an hour before we left and they were still coming out.
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  • Day8

    Battambang Tour: Phnom Sampean I

    December 5, 2010 in Cambodia

    Danach geht es zum “Phnom Sampean”, der etwa 11 km südwestlich von Battambang entfernt liegt. Am Parkplatz lasse ich mich für 3 US$ von einem Motorbike den Berg hinauf fahren. Ist nicht weit, wäre auch gut zu Fuß gegangen. Zuerst geht es zu den “Killing Carves”, wo die Rouge Khmer damals ihre Widersacher umbrachten. In einem "Schrein" sieht man noch die Schädel der Getöteten.Read more

  • Day68

    Phnom Sampeau

    April 23, 2016 in Cambodia ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Phnom Sampeau held both the Killing Cave and the Bat Cave. A ride of emotions really, I saw the killing cave first which was where the Khmer Rouge used to throw bodies from from the surface of the mountain, down the gaping hole. There was a display of the human bones left on site as a reminder of the horror that had occurred there. We were told that the hole above from which the people were thrown was artificially widened because, when people had first discovered them years after the Khmer Rouge were out of power, the bodies were still heaped and rotting as the sun had not been able to degrade the tissue. As you can imagine I left the cave feeling rather sombre. We made our way down the mountain on the back of mopeds driving as though they were about to be swallowed by oblivion to the bat cave for 5pm. Around this time every evening a natural phenomenon occurs during which approx 2-3 million bats flee a crag in the side of the mountain to feed for the night. A constant mass of black streaming, rising and falling as though being blown by the wind. A 45 minute murmuration of bats. Incredible. By the time we went back home I had been shocked, disgusted, sad, shocked again, amazed and covered in guano. A ride indeed!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Phumĭ Phnum Sâmpŏu, Phumi Phnum Sampou

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