Relaxation at Phnom Kulen Mountain
A playground for locals, Phnom Kulen (literally Mountain of the Lychees) is a gorgeous day out. The main attraction is the waterfalls at the top of Kulen Mountain and it’s also a great picnic spot; well set up in Cambodian style with hammocks and shelters to keep you shaded from the sun.
Two sites most noted are the Thousand Lingas at Kbal Spean where you can see several thousand Lingas carved on the river bed, within the Kulen National Park site and Preah Ang Thom pagoda with its giant reclining Buddha which was carved out of a huge rock in 16th century. The area is a magnet to “kru khmer” (natural medicine doctors), and attracts people seeking blessings from its holy waters, particularly the potent life-giving waters at Kbal Spean, that are said to help couples conceive.
Enjoy taking pictures and your expert guide will tell the story, the Linga-Cult. Once you are at the highest point of the area, you will feel why the ancient Khmer king built it on top of the mountain.
Other than temples, visit here as a nature lover.
Tours with this experience
Visit the eight meter tall statue of a Buddha and wash your hands at the Linga statue in Phnom Kulen
Explore the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea temple constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150)
Enjoy private transfer from/to hotel and travel with a friendly local tour guide
Feel tranquil and peaceful at a modern style pagoda on top of Phnom Kulen mountain
Witness the eight meter tall statue of a reclining Buddha
Visit the River of One Thousand Lingas and the magnificent Phnom Kulen waterfall
Take a refreshing swim in the stream and pool around
Enjoy a picnic lunch served in a natural setting
Private transfer round way from/to your accommodation and friendly local tour guide
Savor a delectable traditional dinner while watching Apsara Dance by talented artists
Walk through the countryside and interact with very kindly local people
Take a short cruise of sightseeing on Tonle Sap Lake and see the life on the water of local people
Visit Angkor famous architectural works: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Beng Mealea, Ta Prohm, etc
Explore Hariharalaya and the Rolous group to learn more about Khmer civilization
Discover Phnom Kulen mountain, the cradle of the ancient Khmer Empire
Enjoy private transfers and local guide on tour
Visit the temples of Angkor, Beng Mealea, Koh Ker on bicycle
Challenge with a ride up to the top of Phnom Kulen and relax in the waterfall
Cycle through rural villages and admire the peaceful landscapes of Cambodia’s countryside
Do kayaking through Tonle Sap Lake and turn into the exotic mangrove forest seeing rare birds
Enjoy guided tour with quality bikes and supporting van
Explore all the main sights of Angkor Complex including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Royal Enclose, Terrace of Elephant and Preah Khan Temple
Experience Cambodia's nightlife in full by tuk tuk and on foot
Join in the emotional performance of Phare Ponleu Selpak Circus
Visit the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire in Phnom Kulen
Discover ancient temples at the surrounding areas: Wat Damnak, Banteay Srei, Beng Mealea
Learn about the life on water from villagers of Kampong Khleang floating village in Tonle Sap Lake
Enjoy private lunches and dinners in romatic places
Trekking in the famous Phnom Kulen mountain & Beng Melea temple
Visiting Preah Ang Chop Pagoda & 1000 lingas, take swimming in the waterfall of Phnom Kulen
Stopping over the natural Bat Cave on the way
Experience 2 nights in Tent
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