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Day Trip to Phnom Kulen Mountain from Siem Reap
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“the river” (109 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The first stop on this tour was the river where reclining Shiva, linga and yoni symbols are carved into the rock river bed. We then went to the reclining Buddha temple and from there we walked through some village huts to the waterfall. Butterflies were...More

1  Thank Llewellyn53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A small gem of a place not normally visited by the majority. The access is through a very bumpy road but tge trip is really worth the time and the bumpy ride!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Phnom Kulen has special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists who come to the mountain in pilgrimage, and major symbolic importance for Cambodians as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, where King Jayavarman II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE. and initiated the...More

2  Thank Dave G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a waterfall? Definitely no. Firstly a long drive on a very bumpy road anda long trail up the mountain. Then, a sleeping Buddha craved out of a boulder that is as peaceful as the entire mountain area. The waterfall is two tiered with the...More

Thank danielnichiyu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must to go at the Waterfall of Phnom Kulen mountain, very nice place close to Siem Reap, anticipate for walking and climbing to see a reclining buddha on top of boulder. Wonderful to walk in old growth forest to some stunning carvings with masses of...More

Thank tatianyy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you leave the bustling city limits of Siem Reap and head toward Kulen Mountain you can feel an instant change in pace as you pass through the spectacular countryside of Cambodia. Beautiful lush fields and tall trees make the 2 hour journey (by truck)...More

2  Thank travelkat2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trip is part of a string of travel adventures I would like to experience within the next decade of my life. I turn fifty today and I woke up this morning to take a flight back home. Let's say plane food isn't exactly what...More

Thank angeli h
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the park up the mountain, that was crazy because it was Khmer Songkran and a public holiday. First the river carvings, all for Shiva, then to reclining Buddha and finally the waterfall. River carvings of a 1000 willies was pretty amazing, Astonishing...More

3  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went one hour by car from Siem Reap. Then went on motorbikes in the mountains to the Buddha and the water falls, where we went swimming.....

1  Thank CarstenBjerg
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The National Park is located in the holy Kulen Mountains is very significant for the Cambodians both as Religious,symbol of national pride combined with a good family picnic spot.within its vicinity Jayavarman proclaimed an independent Khmer empire,Chup Preah shallow river with 1000 Lingas & some...More

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Hi. I will be travelling with another couple nearing 70 years old. They are not very fit but not handicapped. Is the trek to waterfall a bit too demanding and or dangerous? How long does it take an average adult? Is the drive to and from 'scary? How long does drive from Siam Reap take? Thanks anyone... Dave
7 May 2017|
Response from GAN L | Reviewed this property |
There are three parts of the waterfall. The first part is easy to get to but not the other two parts. A slow walk from the car park may take 20 minutes. The drive is not scary but you must get to the waterfall in the... More
I was wondering if you booked a guided tour with a company. If you did what company was it? Thanks Jayden.
30 December 2016|
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Response from CJ-Omaha | Reviewed this property |
We booked through a local travel agency prior to getting there, Khiri Travel. They treated us well through our whole trip.
Hi, We are traveling to Siem Reap in Dec. 2016. What is the best tour company and restaurants for 1st time visitors? We don't want to miss anything.
26 July 2016|
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Response from johnda667 | Reviewed this property |
We have been to Siem Reap twice. Last year we had the most amazing guide. We did a day trip to Phnom Kulen it was fantastic. I would highly recommend him. He was everything we hoped for in a guide, much of which we... More