Bats, spiders and slippery rocks – is this Cambodian cave worth the voyage?

Batman meets Spider-Man: that’s how you could sum up our cave adventures in Cambodia. My boyfriend and I had been driving mile after mile on dusty dirt-tracks, through the rural countryside of Kampot, actively searching for Phnom Chhngok Cave (don’t even start me on trying to pronounce it). We soon realised that the cave temple, which is set inside towering limestone mountains, might prove to be like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.

However, as luck would have it, as we approached the foot of the next mountain, we were greeted by a rowdy bunch of friendly local kids.

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