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Phnom Kulen National Park, Siem Reap Province

Categories: Mountains, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
Immerse yourself in natural and cultural wonders hidden amid an exotic jungle at Phnom Kulen National Park. Some 60 km (37 mi) northeast of the Angkor archaeological site, this sacred mountainous park offers a diversity of adventures and attractions. Go on a guided trek or take a motorized ride to visit the River of a Thousand Lingas, which, according to locals, grants blessings along its entire course. In the bat cave, orange-clad monks with torches await guests eager to examine these mammals in the dark depths. Other points of interest in the national park include hidden shrines, a 50 m (164 ft) waterfall, a reclining Buddha statue, ancient elephant statues, and riverside huts perfect for a picnic. Phnom Kulen National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Siem Reap Edition.
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  • An interesting place to visit. Recumbent Buddha, beautiful nature and fun swim in clean water falls on a hot day. The best time to visit is June-January, code has plenty of water. But if you are looking for privacy is not an option. A popular place for Cambodians, the ones you will never stay here
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  • I hired a driver to take me & a friend from Siem Reap up to Kulen Mountain, around 1.5 hours drive from Siem Reap through lovely verdant rural scenery. We first headed up to the mountain top to climb ...  read more »
  • If you are, you can visit the nature likes bi. There is a statue of the reclining Buddha hewn close to here you can also visit him. Waterfall well, but came to me dirty water. Maybe I don't know the color of the water, thereby bulanıkto the seasons it was blurry, but it wasn't like mud to blur. More dirty. I couldn't face a decision whether or not I but had a lot of people floating, of course.
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  • We went to Kbal Spean of the park. It was a strenuous hike for me (about one hour up the mountain and another hour to come down). Brings lots of water to avoid heat stroke and dehydration. We went there in February, which was in the middle of a dry season and there was no water on the waterfall. And yes there was some carvings on the river bed rocks but they look just like those in the rest of the temples. If you like hiking, you should go for it.
  • One of Cambodia's most popular national parks, the cradle of the Angkor civilisation, is threatened by deforestation and anarchic tourism development. A 20$ entrance fee per person for foreigners only. Free access for Cambodians. Majestic Waterfall surrounded by litter.
  • Well the other review said it all. However, one thing to remember is that since the way up to the mountain is small and in order to avoid the traffic problem, you can claim up the mountain only until before lunch. After lunch, it will be a one-way road for those coming down.
  • Best place to enjoy nature after a visit to Angkor Wat Complex.
  • See the reclining Buddha; an original, fossilized footprint of Buddha; a rock riverbed in which are carved hundreds of Shiva linga; a small, crystal-clear water hole fed by an underground spring which makes the sand at the bottom look like it's boiling; and the holy waterfalls where you might catch the Buddhist monks bathing and cavorting like laypeople, and with their latest iPhones out taking pictures just like the tourists.. Bring a bathing suit....or rent one take a dip in the waterfalls' pool.
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