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Phnom Kulen Road condition update

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Phnom Kulen Road condition update

I was up at Phnom Kulen yesterday. The road, while having some serious potholes and ruts, is still doable by both moto and car. It is quite time consuming with the latter, however.

Hired a moto to take me out to Sras Domrei, the roads were awful but negotiable as things have dried up the past couple of weeks. (Just a few creeks to cross!) the scenery is spectacular at the moment with all the greenery on the mountain.

Maneki in Siem Reap

Edited: 16 August 2014, 09:53
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1. Re: Phnom Kulen Road condition update

I was up at Phnom Kulen yesterday. The road, while having some serious potholes and ruts, is still doable by both moto and car. It is quite time consuming with the latter, however.

Hired a moto to take me out to Sras Domrei, the roads were awful but negotiable as things have dried up the past couple of weeks. (Just a few creeks to cross!) the scenery is spectacular at the moment with all the greenery on the mountain.

Maneki in Siem Reap

Edited: 16 August 2014, 09:56
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2. Re: Phnom Kulen Road condition update

Thanks Maneki- I am still tossing around where to head for a day trip out of Siem Reap. Koh Ker calls me as well as Phnom Kulen.

With the state of the roads at the moment what would be a good idea to combine? I have already visited Banteay Srey and Beng Melea. Things might change in a month I know.

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3. Re: Phnom Kulen Road condition update

No time to do both. If you decide on Kulen, once at the top you can hire a guy with a moto to take you to see the giant stone animal carvings at Sras Domrei, it is very cool! (Do know that it is a butt-busting 7-km ride)

A day walking around the temples at Koh Ker would be a tamer choice, and just as interesting as a day at Kulen, IMO.

See what the road conditions are like before you head out. Dry at the moment, but the locals are praying for rain for their rice paddies...

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4. Re: Phnom Kulen Road condition update

Thanks for that- my other thought is Kbal Spean. At least with lots of rain there will be lots of water in the waterfalls. Make a change from the last few dry months (apart from last weekend) here in Brisbane- brown, brown, brown.

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