Phnom Kulen National Park, Siem Reap Province

#3 of 23 in Parks in Siem Reap Province
Mountain · Waterfall
Immerse yourself in natural and cultural wonders hidden amid an exotic jungle at Phnom Kulen National Park. Some 60 km (37 mi) northeast of the Angkor archaeological site, this sacred mountainous park offers a diversity of adventures and attractions. Go on a guided trek or take a motorized ride to visit the River of a Thousand Lingas, which, according to locals, grants blessings along its entire course. In the bat cave, orange-clad monks with torches await guests eager to examine these mammals in the dark depths. Other points of interest in the national park include hidden shrines, a 50 m (164 ft) waterfall, a reclining Buddha statue, ancient elephant statues, and riverside huts perfect for a picnic. To visit Phnom Kulen National Park on your holiday in Svay Leu, and find out what else Svay Leu has to offer, use our Svay Leu.
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  • You are looking at $50-$60 for a taxi just to get there, plus another $20 per adult just to see a waterfall. Cambodians, of course, do not pay like for everything else even though 70% of them don’t...  more »
  • So there are 3 main activities here - Kulen Waterfall - amazing must do and do take dip in pool 1000 Lingas - on the way and interesting place Pagoda - a temple at top of mountain with huge...  more »
  • Camped and hiked here for two nights, had the best experience. It can rain in the monsoon, so be sure to carry raincoats. We got drenched in the rain, but enjoyed the experience. Not a lot of wild animals around, do overall it's a safe hike. You will be able to see a lot of old temples and carvings of Hindu dieties on rocks asking the hikes. Be sure to camp at a place that provides a guide. They shall arrange all the food as well (non vegetarian).
  • Situated some 60km from Siam Reap, about an hour plus drive, this place is perfect spot for a day trip. Very nice waterfalls and you have a chance to take a glance of the holy River where the ancient Kings took their bath there. It is a place populated with the locals. Engage a local guide and hire a car to get there.
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