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Phnom Kulen National Park

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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As featured in Daytrips from Siem Reap
Ranked #24 of 103 attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Religious Sites, Waterfalls, Mountains
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Phnom Kulen, some 60 kilometers from Siem Reap, attracts locals to make the pilgrimage to pray at this holy site. While the $20 road toll/per person... more »
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is such a worthwhile trip to make during a visit to Siem Reap. There is so much stuff going on all over the area and it gives a great insight into local life. The waterfall is a great place for a swim and there are some good cheap restaurants around the top of the waterfall.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a must see for those that visit Cambodia, ... and a visit to Cambodia includes the Angkor temples, right? well, Mount Kulen is the place where the Khmer empire was born and established when the king (Jayavarman?) then announced freedom from Java. This is also the place where the stones for building the Angkor temples came from. See... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Was worth the trip out! Driving up the hill that's only open one way for half a day so traffic can go up, for the rest of the day it goes the other way. This is due to the narrowness of the road. Spectacular views from the top looking into the valley. There are lots if people asking for... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

A group of us travelled here on motos with Adventure Siem Reap. We passed through a variety of villages and saw some of the "real" Cambodia. There is also some spectacular jungle scenery as the road winds its way up the mountain to the village of Ang Thom, the home a large reclining Buddha carved into the rock. This is... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went on a Sunday and the place was 90% Khmer people which personally I look for when travelling. The waterfall was fantastic - beautiful water and amazingly cool at the bottom compared with the heat at the top. Highly recommended.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Waste of time and tourist rip-off. Dirty park, with some newish temples. Was told to pay some little girl money because I was told to take shoes off and she was guarding them! The waterfall is fine, but nothing special. Used one of the tire tubes, lying by the water and was then told I had to pay $1 for... More

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Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is the best place for anyone who loves nature like me. Naturally mountain landscape, waterfall, huge buddha, thousand Lingas... i can find on this mountain.

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Vernon, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I would have taken this beautiful hike even if there wasn't a river filled with ancient carving at the top of the mountain. Every step up the mountain was gorgeous and I had a great time just getting there from Siem Reap as well. Riding a tuk tuk through the Cambodian country side was a glimpse of the country that... More

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east brunswick, nj
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The drive here from Siem Reap is long and pretty scenic. You must traverse up a winding road that's only open till noon, then it's closed to traffic so people can descend down the single road up. At the top there are 3 attractions, the 1000 lingas... which are just phallic fertility statues carved into the river bed, a giant... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

On top of mountain there are 2 waterfalls (a mini 5 meter and other 20-25 meter). Climb down to the bigger waterfall is exciting, steps are constructed and accessible (not advisable for infants). Fresh stream of water accompanied by butterfiles nearby the falls. This mountain also has the 1000 lingas and I was awed by the Vishnu carving which was... More

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