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Phnom Kulen National Park

Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #24 of 97 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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Ho Chi Minh City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful lingas abd yoni carving on the river bed, stretch quite far. The lingas more visible when visit on dry season, because the water level is low. The waterfall good enough for visit , retreating from temple visit. Be careful there since so many beggars around entry area. The road to the place is not in prime condition is several... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Rented a van for this trip. There is a USD20 entrance fee for all foreigners. Go early as the way up is until noon and traffic coming down only allowed after that. There is so much to see in the mountain. There is a big buddha which is carved from the huge rock where the temple stands on, a river... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Pure joy on everyone's faces. Cool waters, free fish clean when swimming on the lower level, so refreshing, so beautiful, tough road to get there, but worth it! Happiest day in Cambodia yet!!!!!! Loved it :)

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

What a wonderful day aas we were all templed out! The one and a half drive up was interesting through the rice paddies, local villages, jungle and up the mountains. At some points the road was rough and for the last part up the mountain unmade. It is really good having a guide. However it was worth it. The reclining... More

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Lanai, Hawaii
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42 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Phnom Kulen is in Svay Leu and Varin districts, about 35 miles from Siem Reap provincial town. I was so happy I decided to do this outside the city. The hikes are stunning, the waterfalls are big and definitively refreshing. Take a towel with you and plan on going in the water. If you are not prepared, there are some... More

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California
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Yes, the ride up is long (2 hours by car) and bumpy--and was 3 hours last year, according to our taxi driver because of rain, etc.--and yes, it does get crowded on the weekend (locals hang out here), but we thought the trip was worth it. We spent a short time at the reclining Buddha and 1,000 lingas (underwater carvings)... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our day trip to The Phnom Kulen National Park was great. About an hour and a half drive by car from Siem Reap, it's worth getting a driver and going. The top of the mountain has a small temple with a large reclining Buddha and great view across the country. The River of 1000 Lingas is incredible considering the carvings... More

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Essex
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Find a guide that will take you here, the journey is rocky and you can only go up and down at certain times of the day as it is only safe to be a one way road! The waters beneath the waterfall are pretty rough, you need to be comfortable with that if you're going in, I'd recommend wearing water... More

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Rangoon, Yangon, Myanmar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I can understand that at a certain point in Siem Reap you'll be templed-out and that you look forward of splashing in a waterfall. It was a big disappointment for me. It's a good hour drive to arrival at the National Park and another 30minutes off-road drive through the forest until you actually get to the waterfall. 12km of been... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

A visit to Siem Reap is not complete without a day at Kulen. There is so much to see and do there, and there are many artifacts and temples also. A swim at the lower waterfall is refreshing and you will want to stay in there for hours. The little fish will nip at your feet like in the massage... More

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