Khao Chongpran

Khao Chongpran

Holy batman!

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About 10 kilometres past Khao Ngu is another limestone mountain called Khao Chongpran, which is home to millions of bats.
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Within its bowels is a cave called Phra Non. It comes alive from between 17:30 and 18:30 each evening, as thousands upon thousands of bats flap on out for the night’s exploits. They pour out in a line that looks a bit like pollution puffing from an environmentally-unfriendly factory, as the sun sets behind nearby hills.

If you’ve never seen a bazillion bats fly out of a cave, then this is worth doing, but if you have, we’d suggest you spend the afternoon eating in Ratchaburi instead as it’s a bit of an expensive charter to get out here.

You can get here by taking a yellow songthaeaw from Rot Fai Road, but you’ll most likely have problems getting back into town after dusk if you don’t arrange for a tuk tuk or motorcycle taxi to pick you up.

Most visit by chartered tuk tuk -- Numsin Hotel can arrange one for 600 baht -- ask them to throw Khao Ngu in as part of the deal.

Contact details for Khao Chongpran

Address: 17km from Ratchaburi
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º45'4.02" E, 13º44'58.93" N
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Stuart McDonald co-founded with Samantha Brown in 2004. He has lived in Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, where he worked as an under-paid, under-skilled language teacher, an embassy staffer, a newspaper web-site developer, freelancing and various other stuff. His favourite read is The Art of Travel by Alain de Botton.

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