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Phnom Kulen National Park, Siem Reap Province
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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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  • Went to Kulen Mountain with a guide: day was very wet and it had been raining quite heavily the night before so the river was raging! What this meant was that we could not see the lingas (just a river...  more »
  • The drive is about two hours from Siem reap. The roads leading up to the temple with the Buda lying is quite bumpy, as it is a dirt track. When you approach the temple or you are ambushed by lots of c...  more »
  • From Siem Reap takes the fast 1-1.5 hour drive. The roads are too bad, especially the last part up towards the mountain. The first stop was a reclining buddha that was perfectly ok. Get some nice pictures here. The next stop was at the river. Something that really was totally unnecessary. Nothing special to look at, but a Brown River. The last stop was the waterfall. Okay but not spektaktulær. Have the opportunity to swim in the bottom of the falls, but the water is very Brown. Remember, good shoe when it quickly can be wet and slippery. It is rainy weather is way fast very muddy when the road is red dusty. Pensko is very stupid. Nice trip if one has free day off.
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  • Spending 2 hours to reach the hill, tourist can go to Kulen mount where is at the north east of Angkor. This place is so famous for local visitors because of the water fall and the complex structure on stone on the hill. It was ever used to announce an independence from Java, Indonesia. Moreover, the water there is considered as holy water, and people like to bring water from waterfall at Kulen Mount. Actually, the source of this water flows into Tonle Sap, and this source is regarded as a blessing to the water ways in Cambodia.
  • The road to Phnom Kulen is a bit treacherous when you're driving but the waterfalls and surrounding areas are great places to visit on the weekends in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
  • Unless you're into hinduism/buddhism, this is really not worth the time/money. The whole place is a tourist trap, and what's more, once you are at the top, you cannot leave until after noon.
  • Fun place.. more to see than any other place ive been
  • Phnom Kulen National Park is a National park in Cambodia. It is located in the Phnom Kulen mountain massif in Siem Reap Province. During Angkorian era the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra) and was the place where Jayavarman II had himself declared chakravartin (King of Kings), an act which is considered the foundation of Khmer Empire