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Address: Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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11th-century relief carvings line the stream beds along this series of...

11th-century relief carvings line the stream beds along this series of waterfalls.

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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap
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Something a little different to temples. If you yearn for nature and fancy a bit of a trek up the mountain (shaded path) then this is for you. At the top you will be rewarded with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is indeed amazing to see several stone carving under water (or in the shallow river bed). But one must be reminded that he/she has to walk, and some time to climb, in order to reach the destination. The distance is about 1.5 km one way. Going there in wet or rainy weather is not recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Something a little different to temples. If you yearn for nature and fancy a bit of a trek up the mountain (shaded path) then this is for you. At the top you will be rewarded with waterfalls and riverbed carvings. I was there on November 11 and was amazed when I took my phone out to take a photo of... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Definitely a must do. It is a 2km climb through the jungle, uphill - take heaps of water! You arrive at a spectacularly carved riverbed, more commonly referred to in English as the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas’, lingas have been elaborately carved into the riverbed, and images of Hindu deities are dotted about the area. You can have a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The age of dedicated tourists walking back down from this amazing place spurred us on as we trekked up to it. The riverbed is carved and has a real sensation of how special this place must've been to locals. The hike was worth it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the hike up the mountain to see the waterfall and the big linga.. Is a tough hike for me as I have knee replacement surgery but I did it. Try the lowland lingas which wld be more and better

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sure I visited and appreciated the major temples and many of the minor ones I Around Siem Reap, but this hike and this carved river bed astounded me. It's one of my favorite places we visited in during our 4-day stay near Angkor Wat. The carvings are beautiful and watching the river flowing over these ancient images is evocative and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could be clubbed with Banteay Srei, this hike gives a good break from getting templed out, the scale of the carvings here gives one goosebumps. The ancient Cambodians carved these lingas and images to purify the water that reaches their town, do not miss the point which has the Hindu trinity of Brahma , Vishnu and Shiva next to each... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a cycling challenge with a local friend - the distance from our hotel was 63KM and took us approx 2.5 hrs, it is a decent ride on good roads but thankfully Siem Reap is very flat. The walk up is fine and not to challenging just wear decent shoes as a few tree trunks and bumps on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kbal Spean is about a 30-40 minute drive outside Siam Reap. Once parked, it is a 1500 m uphill hike, through some rough terrain. The visitor is rewarded with a spiritual place, placement of hundreds of lingam and river carvings to purify the water. Small waterfalls in a serene setting make this trip worthwhile, though I would include it only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Farthest you'd want to go in a tuk tuk from Siem Reap. Gorgeous ride thru the countryside. Great hike up to the carvings and refreshing waterfall. So peaceful and quiet.

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