When I arrived at Hua Hin, the first thing I wanted to see so this is the mountain where myriads of bats live. Not exactly the mountain itself, and how these mice fly out from there once a day, reminding of lively smoke from Lost. On the one hand, it seems to be something like that, they fly and fly, but for me who has never seen anything like this, this action amazing and unusual. In my native land, not like thousands, One bat can not meet.
The content of the article
- 1 mountain of bats
- 2 Videos
- 3 Information to visit
- 4 How to get there
- 5 On the map
Mountain of bats
So, I will tell what kind of a mountain it is so interesting. In appearance nothing special, you will go in the afternoon, and you will not notice, same, as well as still somewhat close by. The only difference is a small viewing platform at roads. Once a day, about 18 o’clock in the evening from it starts to throw thick jet of dark smoke, wriggling like a snake, which is on the tail have come. Only this “stream” has an unusual composition: squeezing and flapping mouse bodies. Where they fly, why, and why exactly one after another, nobody knows. The main assumption is the hunt for insects, but it does not answer the question, why build? But this is not so important, as long as you look, there are no questions. Lasts this escape from the habitat is about 10 minutes. First, the flow is dense, but then gradually dries up.
View from the site during the day on the very mountain
The territory has been on sale for several years now, but apparently so much
The house next to it looks like a guesthouse
Maybe fly out of a similar cave.
The first time came in the afternoon, looked around, went on a ride sightseeing, and then returned closer to 18 for hours.
Almost got to the place
Thais are already sitting on chairs waiting for sight
The spectacle has begun!
Mount Bats near Cha Am
Here, a little volcanic eruption reminds
If you bring it closer, you can see that these are bats.
Fly away to an unknown distance
A short video to better understand what it is. True, the camera that shot the video was not quite standing on a tripod. well, and I forgot about him, fascinated by photos.
Information to visit
For quite some time now began to take 20 baht for an entrance. But if you feel sorry for you, then This action can be observed from the road (do not climb the platform) and pay nothing.
For me, the spectacle is enchanting and worth it to see it. Like me already written, it starts at about 18 o’clock, and it is better not to come later. But if suddenly, the mice do not fly, then this is all because they guided not by your watch, but by darkness, that in turn depends on the time of year. So count on 18 – 18:30 pm
If you want to visit this place, you can stay in Hua Khine, for example, is a budget hotel where we stayed. how Alternatively, search for friend hotels in Hua Hin or VCHA Am, if you want spend the night in Cha Am, so that it was closer.
How to get there
How to get by public transport, I do not know, and I think it is not a good idea. First, go have to go anyway ways, and secondly you will return in the dark. Therefore options three: rent a car, rent a bike, hitchhike. I I chose the first option because I wanted to ride another Neighborhoods: Great Ushastik, Black Babyshcha, Cave Temple, and This is not very tired of the distances. And on the way back, we still We stopped to see the famous Black Monk (Wat Huay Mongkol). That’s how much in just one day. Besides my companion refused ride a bike, and especially there were few options. Bike and car easy shoot straight in the center of Hua Hin. Bike costs 200 baht per day, car 1200 baht
You will need to drive along the main route along Pechkasym (Phetkasem Road) in the direction of Bangkok and after Cha Am follow the turns. A landmark can serve as an amusement park, it will be on your left. Here after him you can already prepare. Closer to the turn is billboard, but he did not take pictures, he can will change. The mountain will be located to the right of Pechkasem along your movement, but there will be a turn through the left turn (movement left-sided here). After the turn, you will need 500 meters turn right again. And then, how will the field end and begin grove with a mountain, look out for the right viewing platform. Drive away from The center of Hua Hin is about 40 km by car, close to Cha Am.
On the map
P.S. I know that many there are wandering around, but it’s really easy to find, when there is a point on the map. GPS and Google maps rule, I found with first time. The point on my map is accurate. UPDATE. A year later and On Google itself, this point was put down, called Bat Viewpoint.
P.P.S. You will take pictures, note that it will be almost dark, high ISO and high-aperture lenses to help. My the photos are clarified, so that there is darker than in the photo.
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