The bat caves of Battambang. After a day of discovering the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge we made our way to the other side of the mountain to take in this spectacular event. The scientists say 6 million, and only the most truthful of tuk tuk driver will tell you there are really 20 million ugly little bats that will fly to the sun on sunset every day. (our lovely tuk tuk driver included here. He had the most beautiful smile, helped in everyway he could and bonus fun fact, he's actually a wedding singer! Unfortunately he didn't sing for us)
The stench was revolting, it was good smellovision was never invented, let's hope smellogram never happens either.
Also, it's cool knowing these guys are fairly, if not completely blind. when they fly they make cool spirals and incredible wavy patterns. The video doesn't come close to giving them justice, so I guess you need to put this on your bucket list.
Well well well, what do we have... Oh holy heck no. Cambodia is full of the most incredible people. They are warm, inviting, accommodating, will go so far out if their way to help you. It's insane to think they endured the massive horrors of the Khmer Rouge. The best and worst aspect is how they tackle everything with a smile, with understanding and compassion. This place touches my heart in all sorts of ways.
If anyone wanted to visit. This is the killing fields of battambang. The Khmer Rouge took the people to this site and emprisoned them in the temple nearby. They forced the people into agricultural labor but fed them so little many starved. They would keep sending workers to replace the passed. If someone had committed a crime against the Khmer Rouge, let's say you worked for the previous government or you stole a handful of rice to try and survive, you would have been taken to this place, murdered, then thrown into the 18m deep pond/well/stream.
The remains have since been removed and placed in a memorial barely 200m from here. This day has been intense.
More temple spam. Love this shot 😍
There were soooo many face carvings. So many intricate aspects, and precariously stacked stones. The hight of these as well is incredible, I can't fathom the man power that would have been required.
Miss ya Bayon