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“Go!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kbal Spean

Kbal Spean
Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Ranked #18 of 97 Attractions in Siem Reap
Type: Bodies of Water, Waterfalls
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 11th-century relief carvings line the stream beds along this series of waterfalls.
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“Go!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Worth the trek, 100%! Go in the early am, right after sunrise an Angkor Wat- you will be first on the hike!

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“Truly Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is a very different site to the main temples of Angkor. It's not a temple at all, but rather a carved, sacred river bed. It's a long way from Siem Reap, at least one and a half hours by tuk-tuk, but worth the drive. It inspired hushed awe like nowhere else we visited in our stay.

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“Scramble rather than a walk”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We based this as the centre of a day trip calling at a couple of temples including Banteay Srei and calling at the landmine museum on the way back. We did it by tuk tuk which was good as you get to see the countryside but probably as far as you'd want to do by tuk tuk. It cost us $25 for the day but we didn't try and get it for less as we were happy with our driver who was safe and reliable.

Glad we did it and enjoyed it but iit s a scramble up and down to the waterfall in places so you need to be prepared for some effort. It was very hot when we did it and you need plenty of water as you will sweat. You'll cool off in the tuk tuk after. The Angkor Wat ticket includes Kabal Spean and Banteay Srei so no extra charges. Plenty of places to eat by the tuk tuk park. We were about 2 hours getting up and back down. Worth doing with the other stops and different to the temples

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“take lots of water, great waterfall!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

BRING A BATHING SUIT - Spent a week in Siem Reap and had a lot of time, we decided to do this and Banty Srei in one day and with tuk tuk which cost us $16 for the day, was well worth it, the waterfall was very refreshing the hike is actually 1500m, The drive through is excellent as well, you pass through many villages. A note about the food stalls if you decide to eat here, they all range in prices and some are significantly cheaper than others, we ate at the third from the left.

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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

A bit of a walk so do it earlier in the day when it is cooler. In some places you need to scramble up rocks but it is not an excessively hard walk. The carvings a spectacular and a good guide made sense of it all.

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