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Kbal Spean

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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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Quite a hike to the top, but beautiful once you reach the top

Came here after a day walking around Angkor and we knew we were expecting to walk a lot, but with two parents in their late 50s and 60s, I think their should be a sign at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here after a day walking around Angkor and we knew we were expecting to walk a lot, but with two parents in their late 50s and 60s, I think their should be a sign at the front of the trail to warn the elderly or the unfit of the trek. It takes about 45 minutes to get to the... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kbal Spean is quite a distance from Angkor but well worth the visit. It's quite a tricky walk with some steep rocks to clamber over and tree roots to watch out for, but once you reach the river carvings it's well worth the effort. Our visit to Kbal Spean made a very pleasant change from the temple visits in the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was told this is an easy walk, not in the heat and maybe if you were fairly fit. There are a number of large rocks to navigate over, the walk is a fair distance, about 40 minutes, mainly at an incline, I wouldn't recommend for those less mobile. But we hoped it would be worth it! It wasn't, a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a 1.5 km hike up a very steep trek with a lot of large rocks to climb up and over. The "path" seemed more like a dry river bed and was treacherous at times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We fancied a change from all the temples so arranged for a tuk tuk driver to bring us to Kbal Spean and we loved it. The start is at the bottom of a 1500 m hill and to get to the top you have to scramble over rocks tree trunks, roots and ravines, we are both over 60 and did... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a tour after visiting Banteay Srey and before travelling to the fishing village of Kamphlong Phluck. It made for a nice and varied day out. The attraction of this place is 11th-13th century Hindu carvings found along the river banks and on the riverbed itself. It was about a 45-minute moderate hike uphill to the top... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disappointed with this site. The effort to get to this site was not worth it in my opinion. If you are looking for a good hike away from the noise of the city then this is a good option. If you are expecting something cool and amazing, this isn't it. It is a moderately difficult hike. Not for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide told us we'd be hiking. No problem. We're in good shape and after visiting temples around the area, we welcomed the idea of getting a little exercise. Hiking is good, but hiking in heat is a different thing entirely. Our guide gave us each a bottle of water at the start of the hike. We could have used... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I VISITED THIS ATTRACTION in phnom Kalen national park, 20-30minute walk up and down, physical demanding on some parts of path to the sacred waterway upstream to see carvings of Vishnu, shiva and many Lingas.there is well oriented path up and downstream ends at the waterfall plunging into small pool.it's much energy burning along this trip, so I recommend to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here at the end of the dry season, so the waterfalls weren't impressive, but had a good view of the riverbed carvings. Phnom Kulen is an interesting village with some modern Buddhist and Hindu temples

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