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11th-century Relief Carvings Line The Stream Beds Along This Series Of Waterfalls.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a pleasant area, but the walk up is sometimes challenging with lots of uneven surfaces and few places to grip for balances or to steady oneself. Finally, arriving at the destination, there are a few rock carvings and a couple of very small waterfalls....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank abw0
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is about a mile up the hiking path through the trees to get to the river, where you can see the ancient carvings (after a decent drive out of Siem Reap). Nothing shakes off the jet lag like a vigorous hike, despite the warm...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stempster
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was outside Angkor Wat Park .You should visiting this temple is amazing temple with 1000 shiva lingas and on the mountain .But have to go up 1500 m funny walking up .

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank artyompasko00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wish to walk a lot for your health, here is the best place for your need. Many trees and sound of birds made you felt like in the ancient time and a real exploring in the mountain. The carving are amazing and you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank thbridthg80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The attraction is a small stream with lingas and other religious motifs carved into the riverbed. A small low waterfall has other religious images carved on its sides. Downstream is another waterfall with a higher vertical drop which requires you to go down a steep...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TAIN2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although a long drive out, I think it’s totally worth it. The walk really isn’t that long although it is hot just remember to pack water. A nice break from the temples and the crowds. Especially if you someone who likes to walk or hike.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank greggregsonandceline
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a fair hike (couple of hours) into the mountains but the scenery and views are great. There was plenty of water in the river when we were there and you can refresh under the waterfall if you want. There are many carvings in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidw22018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this site in December. It is a 2km walk one-way (ie about 4km return). This does not compare well with other similar sights in Australia (eg the Daintree waterholes) or the US (eg Sedona), but it is OK if you feel like a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LeahSydney01
Reviewed December 13, 2018

To reach the river bed where there are various carvings, it is necessary to walk/climb for one and a half kilometres . It is hard work - took us nearly an hour to reach the site ( but we are elderly!) The path is through...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Snipsy47
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice change from the usual temple visits. You walk up a path for 1.5km (there are some shields counting down how much there's to go) and reach a waterfall. Walking up from there, you see many carvings of lingas and some other...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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February 4, 2018|
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Response from Govindan60 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in New Angkor River View hotel. A very good hotel. I did not use tuk tuk for sight seeing since my travel agents organised car for entire trip with guide. Kabal Spean is an amazing place to visit with carvings of... More
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from GarfieldDorset | Reviewed this property |
Hire a tuk tuk at your hotel or hostel take a full day trip to Kbal Spean then go on to lady's Temple and choose 2 other temples for your return trip. It is a 1.5km walk in jungle to get there so most drivers like to do it... More
June 2, 2017|
Response from aban C |
No, but it would be quite hot and tiring. PLUS from the base of the hill you have to climb anyway. And that is for at least 45 minutes. So it's preferable to hire a car.
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Help - have I got too many temples & silk places? Draft 1 (3 Replies)
Hello :) I am so excited about our August trip that I might have got carried away. I don't want temple fatigue but there are so many wonderful things to see. Can you please check my draft itinerary & see if my planning is sensible? Really open to improvement suggestions. Arrive Sat night (too late to buy temple pass) Sunday - get up early & go to BENG MEALEA and then KOH KER. Return to hotel for rest. Buy temple pass, probably a 7 day one for max flexibility. Visit a...More
April 15, 2017|
Response fromAngkorlad|
Hello lovenersnz Well, it is certainly packing things in but is also doable. Are you sure you are on holiday? Where are you coming from to Siem Reap? Will or should time zone differences or "jet lag" be a factor in your timings/plans? For your Sunday, please make sure that you have your transport prearranged so as not to waste time. For Monday please clearly understand that visits to Golden Silk are by appointment. For the Tuesday please also pre-book your microlight flight....More
Tonle Sap Floating Village (2 Replies)
Hi We need some advice please. Do we need a whole day to go to Tonle Sap Floating village? How far is it from pub street? We only have 3 days, but leaving from Bangkok at 7am and arriving Siem Reap very early on first da, y so we might get tired. We are thinking about rest on the 1st day, 2nd day to Ankor Wat, then 3rd day to Tonle Sap then heading to the airport. Our flight to Bangkok is around 21:30. We are 4 adults and 2 kids aged 12 and 10 years old. We like to see the...More
June 28, 2018|
Response fromlennybruce|
<<We are 4 adults and 2 kids aged 12 and 10 years old.>> Whatever you decide avoid at all costs the floating villages 15 km from SR at Chong Kneas esp with kids. You are much better off visiting Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang and with an evening flight you easily have time for that and more. Kulen has a bigger waterfall but maybe not yet much water flow. Someone on the ground there should know.
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best initially for Siem Reap ruins and temples (8 Replies)
Hi there! I know a lot of people have asked about the best initially for Siem Reap, but my indecisive mind still can't decide what the best way is to see all the "must-see" places. Based on what everyone is saying, my partner and I have decided to go to Angkor Wat, Beng Melea,Banteay Srei and either Kbal Spean or Phnom Kulen in 3-4 days. I definitely want to see sunset or sunrise with Angkor Wat though... what is the best way to go see all these places? Is it better to combine a few...More
October 02, 2017|
Response frominaspin|
h, apparently, it needed a p Have fun