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Kulen Mountain: Full-Day Private Waterfall Tour

Kulen Mountain: Full-Day Private Waterfall Tour

Activity provider: Angkor T.K. Travel & Tours

From US$ 142.86 per group up to 2

Visit Phnom Kulen National Park and discover the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. See the River of 1000 Lingas with its myriad symbols carved along a riverbed and pay respect to the reclining Buddha on the top of the mountain.

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Duration 6 hours
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  • Enjoy Phnom Kulen National Park and its refreshing waterfalls
  • Visit the River of 1000 Lingas with its ancient symbols carved along a riverbed
  • Pay respect to the reclining Buddha on the top of the mountain
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Depart in the morning from your hotel with private transportation to Phnom Kulen National Park. Drive through wide open rice fields and scattered villages with traditional houses, before winding up the rocky road to the top of the mountain. Phnom Kulen is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. During the construction of the ancient temples, sandstones were brought from this sacred mountain to Angkor. Kulen is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. Visit the River of 1000 Lingas, divided into three ports for the Hindu trinity gods, and with a riverbed filled with thousands of unique, ancient carvings. Ascend to the summit of the hill to marvel at the Buddhist Pagoda and the large Reclining Buddha statue. Continue to the waterfalls of Kulen, pausing at two beautiful spots for a swim and perhaps a spot of lunch. At around 2:00 PM the tour comes to an end and the guide will transfer you back to your hotel. Alternatively, you have the option to stop at Banteay Srei temple, known as the Women's Citadel and built of majestic red sandstone. A valid Angkor day pass is required for entry, costing around $37 per person.  
  • Private transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Refreshment drink + cold towel
  • Entrance fee of Kulen: $20/per person
  • Angkor Temple Pass: $37/per person (if guests opt to pause there)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
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  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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A very beautiful place to visit

I absolutely enjoyed this trip! Although it was a 1.5-hour drive one way with the average speed of 30 km/hour on a very bad road, the final destination at the top of the mountain was worth it! There are several spots to visit on the top of the mountain. The guide spoke good English and was quite informative, but I still recommend to read more info on the place before you go. There are lots & lots of souvenir shops up there - outrageously expensive, nothing is less that 3$ so not worth it. But the nature was great and well taken care of. Highly recommend a visit.

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December 3, 2017

Memorable experience and great fun

Our guide was so friendly and professional. The mountain was beautiful and the waterfalls were incredible. Truly a memorable experience. I went on this trip with my mother and she can't stop talking about how much fun she had. Special thanks to our guide for being so friendly and for taking great pictures for us!

July 21, 2017

To see the origin of the Khmer Empire.

It was very interesting getting to know about the Khmer. There is a reclining Buddha which is the first one I have seen. Lots of people there, which was increased because of Chinese New Year. Monks chanting. There where people begging, which is hard to see. You are always told, "don't give beggars money". I didn't, but did make donations in the temple where the monks were doing the blessings. Stalls on either side as you walk up with trinkets. Then we moved to the waterfalls. There wher two of the. People standing underneath them, sitting in the water. I just had a paddle. the origin part was basically to do with the water. Afterwards we stopped for dinner, which was nice. Busy restaurant again mainly because of Chinese New Year. It was a very interesting trip which I would recommend.

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February 8, 2017

Product ID: 149021