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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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  • Please ensure that you do your homework on this one. Find out exactly how far in you need to go and when is the best time to go. From all the photos is appears that our guide only took us to the first...  more »
  • We was been there on last day tour it was amazing temple and had waterfall as well and 1000 lingas on the river .  more »
  • This is an hour away from siem reap, and a 40min hike through a beautiful forest. Definitely don't miss it!  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