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Kbal Spean
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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day...
Ranked #45 of 191 things to do in Siem Reap
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 11th-century Relief Carvings Line The Stream Beds Along This Series Of Waterfalls.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Don't underestimate the 1500 m walk towards the site. Although Kbal Spean is a river, the path is constantly uphill. But it's worthwhile the effort. Very special indeed.

Thank Christian B
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

you have to hike over large rocks to get to this sight, but it was really worth it. i'd recommend sneakers (not sandles or flipflops). the hike wasn't hard if you're decently hit as it definitely involved some climbing. after the hike, you get to small waterfalls that have religious rock carvings. there was a guide who worked there who just saw us and started showing us the carvings. if she hadn't done that, we would have missed half of them, as some are small and hard to find. we tipped her at the end. it was a nice break from seeing all the temples, as we got to get active and actually do something (the hike). we rented a car/driver for the day to get here and some of the other more remote sites.

Thank calitraveler1981
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We really enjoyed the hike up to the river, however if you have any mobility issues do not attempt this walk as there are a few areas where you actually have to climb. Great carvings under the water. You will be hungry by the time you walk back down, but don't worry as there are some great little places to eat at the bottom.

Thank Jaymars1
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a wonderful trip if you are prepared for it. Best not to wear flip flops and tight mini skirt as some of the people we saw did.

It is a hike, uphill mainly for 1500m. Then you need to hike back down again too. It is a change from the temples. If you can get there early enough there will not be too many other tourists, which again, will be a novelty I this region. We loved it. I was with my mum, a fit 60 something. We picked up a local guide at the top where the water is ( low in dry season - obviously!) he was able to indicate and point out things that we would definitely have missed if we'd gone it alone. We gave him $ 2 and he seemed very grateful. He also showed us a short cut out from the waterfall area.

If you have time, and are feeling templed out ... This is a butt workout with a difference! It will work off lunch, that's for sure!

Also, while we were there, there were guys installing wooden steps along the route, so if you want to get there before the masses of coaches start piling in ... Do it sooner rather than later.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

Temples are great, but it is really good to have some different things to do in between. You need your Angkor temple pass to enter this place.

If you love nature as well as historical places, if you love hiking through the rocky path of the jungle, then definitely include this one in your destination list. I am not a great hiker but I made it and enjoyed it very much. I also saw few aged tourists managed to climb up there, so nothing is impossible. The small waterfall is cute and the riverbed of thousand Lingams - just amazing.

Thank dgmita
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