If you had enough of zoos and farm animals in Khao Yai, it’s time to step up your game at with something a little more exotic.

You may have seen bats before, but to witness millions and millions of bats spiralling out of their caves — this can be an entirely different experience.

This isn’t another guide on Tham Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave. No, we’re not mainstream like that. Instead, here’s our recommendation on a more discreet bat viewing spot in Khao Yai.

In fact, our first attempt with bat viewing at Tham Khao Luk Chang Bat Cave, located near Primo Piazza, was a failure. Based on online reviews and our own experience, the route into the jungle does not have a proper road path, and cars may face a challenge driving in. We were riding on motorcycle which made things a lot easier. However, there were no signs of any bats from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

It might be a one-off incident, but there was also no sight of anyone throughout the entire hour. You may try your luck if you are around the area. But we have another place to recommend!

We found these coordinates, 14.549254, 101.545786, on Google Maps, named Bat Viewing Road. This alternative place definitely seemed more legit with a sign board, and there were locals and tourists waiting around too.

The presence of bats is not guaranteed. But if you want to play safe, you can arrive at 5:30pm to pick a nice spot. The bats only emerged at about 6:25pm, flying out of their caves in small groups.

As dusk approached, something majestic happened. Millions of bats spiralled out of its colony, streaking off into the blue sky. The phenomenon lasted till at least 7:30pm, but we left the place before all the bats were gone.

We also went a little off road with the motorcycle to capture better angles, and we’re really happy with the results.

For those who do not have their own transport, you may consider joining Khao Yai Bat Cave Tour which usually includes a tour to the Ban Tha Chang Spring and entrance to the Bat cave near the temple. Otherwise, you may refer to this simple guide to fulfill the bat viewing experience at zero cost.

This breathtaking view is one-of-a-kind and I would highly recommend you to check it out if you are travelling to Khao Yai soon!

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