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Kbal Spean, Siem Reap

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Carved into a terraced sandstone riverbed deep in the jungle, Kbal Spean features elaborate scenes from the Sanskrit epic Ramayana. Follow a 2 km (1.2 mi) uphill walk to the site, pausing to see a balancing rock and waterfalls en route. Once there, admire the exquisite carving of Vishnu cut into the bank, as well as intricate floral motives washed by the clear water cutting through the rock. Search for the pink sandstone's countless lingas, rendered in the 10th and 11th centuries to bless the waters, and look for board game-like carvings on the very bed. Wash your hands here for good luck. Hire a guide to explain the Hindu tradition to you, and bring plenty of water. Make Kbal Spean part of your personalized Siem Reap itinerary using our Siem Reap itinerary maker.
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  • If you enjoy hiking this is a must see. The hike is uphill but not challenging if you are in reasonable shape. We went early after sunrise at Angkor Wat so it was not too hot. Take your time going up ...  more »
  • The drive through the surrounding country is truly lovely but the climb is over a kilometre, uphill in the heat along a track that can sometimes be difficult. When we got to the top the waterfall wasn...  more »
  • Kbal Spaen is a long drive from Siem reap through wonderful natural surroundings but we went directly after visiting the beautiful Banteay Srei temple 13 kms away.The place drew me because it had a mi...  more »
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  • Small water stream flowing through the jungle, scattered sculptures in the region. You can walk down the stream to see more of them, tourists usually stay on higher ground. Has a distant mystic charm about this place.
  • A beautiful waterfall up the hill. You need to hike abourmt 45 min. to see the scenery. There are also many sculptures along the river. If you like to swim, don't forget bring your swimwear.
  • This place very cold to see waterfall and lots linga in river statues are beautiful under stone part of waterfalls
  • Good to walk in the jungle for a change and fascinating to see the carvings in the river bed.
  • Amazing sculpture under the water which last thousands years