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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day Trip to Phnom Kulen Mountain from Siem Reap
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1000 Lingas.

This is a good 2 hours drive from Siem Reap with breaks. There are 4 different attractions to cover in this small mountain. First , the 1000 Lingas beneath the stream, second the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a good 2 hours drive from Siem Reap with breaks. There are 4 different attractions to cover in this small mountain. First , the 1000 Lingas beneath the stream, second the reclining Buddha; which is not unique to the region, third item is the highly overrated tiny waterfall which is generally crowded , the fourth item is to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here on my second day, seeing the reclining Buddha, thousand lingas, the spring water, and the waterfall. You won't be able to see much scenery on the mountain, but the attractions on it are worth it. You can see a glimpse of the villager's lives who live on the mountain. I personally love the waterfall. It looks like it... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to Phnom Kulen (48km from Siem Reap) including the rocky ascent was very worthwhile. This place is historically significant as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. It is considered of religious importance to Buddhists and Hindus. The steps to the waterfalls are formidable and not for the faint hearted. To enjoy the spirituality of the area it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unable to spend a lot of time hiking at Kulen national park.It is a rather long drive from Siem Reap. There is a 1.6 kilometer hike to a waterfalls with some inscriptions, which was okay. Basically, I spent the morning at Kulen and then went to Bantey Srei.

Thank richensb
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not easy to come by yourself, suggest you to join a tour to get here. Prepare bathing suits or swim wear in your clothes that makes it easy to change or you may incur additional charges for "renting" a changing room. Additional service like photo taking and looking after your things while you swim are chargeable! Nice to have a... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waterfalls are far from Siem Reap. They charge you $20 to go in. And they are totally unworthy. A lot of people, the way into the waterfalls is crowded and there is no order. I believe there are a lot more interesting things to do in Siem Reap.

Thank Ana P
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phnom Kulen, It is a very good place to visit, with excellent water falls, 1000 lingas and the sleeping buddha temple on the rock. It is a must do activity and see how all the lingas were carved under the water. Never ever you will find a place like this.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip to Kulen NP is a great road trip thru some exciting jungle sections. The waterfall isn't really worth to visit as it is a crowded place with dirty surrounding and lot of vendors. So only come if you plan to get off the beaten tracks to make some trekking to the remoter areas of this NP. Otherwise the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First make sure to plan for at least half a day then book a taxi or private driver with a good car or suv. The road is long into the jungle , not very good and very dusty. No tuk tuk seen there! Or rent motorbike for riders but with helmet again because of dust. Entrance to the park is... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mountain/national park is quite far from Siem Reap (approx. 50 kms) and we had to book a private tour to take us to the national park. Before the waterfall, there is a river with the stone bed, which has 100’s and 1000’s of stone shivling’s carved under it with water flowing over them. It is rather pretty to see. This... More 

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