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Phnom Kulen National Park

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Address: Cambodia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Underrated work of nature

The place is well known for their reclining buddha and nature trail, if you're a hiker sort a person do give it a walk, thereafter take a nice swim at the waterfall! The waterfall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

The place is well known for their reclining buddha and nature trail, if you're a hiker sort a person do give it a walk, thereafter take a nice swim at the waterfall! The waterfall has two parts, the top one which is not much than just about 3m tall and the bottom one which is roughly 15m-18m tall. To visit... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Surrealistic place. The temple of reclining boddha is very different from what we saw before with the beggars, the monks that bless people and through holy water on them. The river of 1000 lingas is very unusual and it is hard to explain how the underwater carving of lingas and junos survive water and weather for so many years. The... More 

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Well we rented a Motor bike from Siem Reap and head for the hills in the morning. just head northwest or highway 6 to 46 north when you get close you will see sings. Make sure you leave with dust masks for the drive, most of the drive is fine, but when you enter the park on the way up... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The place is famous for: one reclining budda, thousand linga in the river and a waterfall. But the surroundings were scattered with trash and kids & old people begging for money. The waterfall is OK but water not clean. Very unpleasant experience.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Unless you're into hinduism/buddhism, this is really not worth the time/money. The whole place is a tourist trap, and what's more, once you are at the top, you cannot leave until after noon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We didn't know what we were getting ourselves into when we booked a tour to go up to Phnom Kulen National Park. The trek out to here was long and winding, but one we arrived at the top of the mountain we knew we were in a special place. This place hosts many families that live up here in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've done this trip 3 times now. Every time I come back to Siem reap with friends I recommend the trip. This time we hired dirt bikes from Adventure Cambodia. The trip up there was amazing. River crossings. Dirt. Everything. Followed by a refreshing swim at the waterfall. Local restaurants cook amazing foods. Especially a good curry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you want to go swimming, stay in your hotel -- the cultural diversity of this site is amazing -- crowned by a small pagoda housing the reclining Buddha, you first hike up a series of steps. Along the way are locals, Japanese, Chinese and other Buddhists. When we visited there was a special ablution ceremony by visiting Indians at... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We had been 'warned' about the bad road into Kulen but decided to go anyway. It was well worth the long drive - after walking up to the reclining Buddha we drove down to the waterfalls area. The walk down to the falls was steep but well worth it. My husband and daughter had a lovely swim in the cold... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Good break from temples if you come out here combined with Banteay Srei or something else. Otherwise not worth the trip out here alone. We saw the 1000 lingas, the reclining Buddha, and the waterfall. Note that you need to arrive before noon because the road only goes in one direction so it goes up before noon and comes down... More 

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