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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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  • This was probably the most overhyped, under delivered attraction of our trip. It consists of a giant sleeping Buddha, a river of 1000 lingas and a waterfall. As a package, it sounds very promising, bu...  more »
  • Our second visit to Siem Reap Province and we had seen many of the sights in a previous visit. So the mountain trip was next on the agenda. We had a very good guide who offered so many interesting det...  more »
  • We went here on an organised day trip and we're fortunate to have a good guide. There is a fair bit to see and I've no doubt that we just skimmed the surface but some of the highlights for us were the...  more »
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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