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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  • August 16, 2017
    There is there a beautiful waterfall. We were only just bathe in Bach cool to us. But because the stream is holy, we may not. But it allows you go under Wallerfall. I didn't prefer with bikini, so I went with my clothes under Wassefall. Wonderful! Water temperature was just right. And because heat was not a problem with wet clothes further hike.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Very interesting visit, one hour long in tuk tuk, the curiosity of the carvings on the River, combined with the trip in tuk tuk and the walk of 1.5 km through the jungle to reach the River, made for me this visit something very attractive. Not crowded as the major temples. We combine this tour with Banteay Srei and at noon we are back. Entry included in the general admission of the temples. The road to the river and waterfalls indicated esta´perfectamente
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  • August 10, 2017
    Rocky Mountain roads slippery, go. I thought it great river and waterfall was fairly steep climb, then appears in the sculpture.
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  • March 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 29, 2017
    Holy waterfall on hilltop. It is one of the water source for Siem Reap River. Nice for trekking and pinicking. There are also carving of linga under the river bed.
  • January 10, 2017
    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.
  • March 30, 2017
    This place very cold to see waterfall and lots linga in river statues are beautiful under stone part of waterfalls
  • January 30, 2017
    Good to walk in the jungle for a change and fascinating to see the carvings in the river bed.

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