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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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  • 第一次到柬埔寨錯過了,這次就一定要去, 庫倫山 (KOULEN MOUNTAIN)裡有水底浮雕、砂岩臥佛、瀑布... 尤其是瀑布是非常好玩. 雖然車程有点遠而路況也不是很好,但這是一個絕对值得推介的好景点 
  • We wanted to visit here as something different from Angkor (having seen that previously). As part of a day tour we visitied Kbal Spean first... which I would recommend as the way to do it. The walk to...  more »
  • Went to this ruins as part of my tour package, was told it involved a 1.5 km trek and it was but the hike isn't easy at all, I am used to long walks but this one while short it was exhausting. Reachin...  more »