The Bat Pagoda at Soc Trang
The Bat Pagoda at Soc Trang

Bat Pagoda, Soc Trang

Chua Doi, or Wat Mahatup is a Khmer-styled Pagoda built around the 16th century, 4km from of Soc Trang City. The pagoda is home to huge century-old trees and about one million bats each of which is about 1kg in weight and with wing-span of 1m to 1.5m. The bats leave the pagoda at night to look for food and come back early next day. The bats at Chua Doi don't eat fruits within the pagoda's area.

 

Chua Doi Soc Trang 
Chua Doi Soc Trang

 

The main pagoda of the Bat Pagoda in Soc Trang 
The main pagoda of the Bat Pagoda in Soc Trang

 

Inside the Main Pagoda of Chua Doi 
Inside the Main Pagoda of Chua Doi

 

Huge bats in the garden of Chua Doi 
Huge bats in the garden of Chua Doi