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Kbal Spean Tours

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Kbal Spean
While the decaying structures and overgrown temples of Angkor Wat remain among the most popular destinations in Siem Reap, the rare collection of stone carvings along the Stung Kbal Spean River, typically known as simply Kbal Spean, continues to bring art and archaeology lovers outside the city and beyond Angkor.  

The impressive carvings that line the riverbed, also known as the "River of a Thousand Lingas", pay homage to the Hindu god Shiva. During the 11th and 12th centuries, artisans chipped away at delicate sandstone leaving intricate phallic symbols, mythological creatures and religious images along the shores. Visitors must trek two kilometers up rocky, uneven terrain to spy the hand-carved statues. Some argue the hike is more trouble than it’s worth, but most agree that travelers seeking to connect with nature and explore Cambodia’s rich and colorful history will appreciate a trip to Kbal Spean.

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Kbal Spean lies in the Kulen Hills to the northeast of Angkor in Siem Reap. It’s about 25 kilometers from the most popular group of Angkor ruins.
Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Explore Kbal Spean

Explore Kbal Spean

While Siem Reap’s temples and historic attractions are undeniably beautiful, visitors can enjoy lesser-known but equally impressive archaeological sites on a day trip to Kbal Spean. This half-day guided tour takes travelers between ancient landmarks nestled in the wilderness of Phnom Kulen National Park. The ideal option for visitors who want to learn about Cambodia’s history in unique surroundings.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD51.00
From
USD51.00

Angkor Wat Admission Ticket

Angkor Wat Admission Ticket

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Save the hassle of visiting the ticket office by buying your 1-, 3-, or 7-day Angkor Archaeological Park pass in advance. Rather than waiting in line to purchase your pass on the day—particularly inconvenient if you’re heading to Angkor Wat for sunrise—your pass is delivered to your hotel the night before your visit, meaning you can go directly to temples such as Ta Prohm and Banteay Samre without wasting time.
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  • 1 to 7 days
From
USD59.00
Price varies by group size
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USD59.00
Price varies by group size

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre Tour

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre Tour

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Go beyond Angkor Wat and explore the countryside of Cambodia on a private tour. Hike up to Kbal Spean and see the “River of 1000 Lingas,” visit the “Citadel of Women” also known as Banteay Srei to learn about the history of the Khmer people, and stop at the 12th-century Hindu temple of Banteay Samre built in the same style as Angkor Wat over the course of the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD64.11
Price varies by group size
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USD64.11
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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap

Cambodia's rich history is an essential part of any trip. On this tour, which avoids the large crowds at Angkor Wat, you'll enjoy an opportunity to see Khmer art and architecture from the 10th to 12th centuries, including rock relief carvings along the banks of the Siem Reap River that many tourists miss. Taking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time to ask your guide about the history and meaning of the carvings.
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  • 8 hours
From
USD76.93
Price varies by group size
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USD76.93
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Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Temple - Private full day with transport

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Temple - Private full day with transport

Beat the crowds and visit an off-the-beaten-path part of Siem Reap on a full-day tour of Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean (River of a Thousand Lingas). Perfect for lovers of art, architecture, and nature, this tour provides an insider’s glimpse into the ancient Khmer history and the Angkor empire. Plus, exploring with a guide means you’ll be able to decipher hard-to-find carvings that may otherwise have eluded you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD92.31
Price varies by group size
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USD92.31
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Angkor Wat Outer Circle Tour (Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea, Roluos)

Angkor Wat Outer Circle Tour (Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea, Roluos)

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With this Special Tour, you'll spend a day exploring 4 reclusive spots in the outer jungle of Angkor Wat that are less known and remained reclusive ruins. Beng Mealea, for example, hasn't been fully restored, so you'll get a true taste of the original Angkor Wat heritage. You'll avoid wasting time finding temples, because our drivers know the route well, which gives you more time sightseeing. Believe me, it will be hot all day with direct sunlight, so we provide 5-star service that relieves you with ice bottle water and icy cooling towels, bringing you full energy to explore the next temple. This is guaranteed to be the best touring service you can find.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD87.18
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From
USD87.18
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Kbal Spean-Banteay Srei & Rolous Group Full-day tour

Kbal Spean-Banteay Srei & Rolous Group Full-day tour

Stay another day to explore Khmer ancient city 1000 Lingas River and the most beautiful of Khmer Art
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD66.67
Price varies by group size
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USD66.67
Price varies by group size

Banteay Srey & Kbal Spean by Jeep

Banteay Srey & Kbal Spean by Jeep

Go off the beaten path through rice paddy fields and villages to the beautiful pink sandstone Banteay Srey with the most refined and well-preserved carvings of Angkorian arts and continue by passing the breathtaking landscape, mountain ranges, jungle and plantations and then enjoy a 1.5 km trekking up the natural hill of Kbal Spean to see waterfall and intricated carvings on the natural stone of the river-floor.
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  • 7 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD81.03
From
USD81.03

Banteay Srey & Kbal Spean by Jeep

Banteay Srey & Kbal Spean by Jeep

Go off the beaten path through rice paddy fields and villages to the beautiful pink sandstone Banteay Srey with the most refined and well-preserved carvings of Angkorian arts and continue by passing the breathtaking landscape, mountain ranges, jungle, and plantations and then enjoy a 1.5 km trekking up the natural hill of Kbal Spean to see waterfall and intricated carvings on the natural stone of the river-floor.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD101.54
From
USD101.54

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Shared Tour

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Shared Tour

We will visit the river is located on a 150m stretch of the Steung Kbal Spean River which is around 25km from the main group of temples near Angkor Wat. There are also other Hindu mythological motifs including carvings of Hanuman, Lakshmi, Rama, Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. After lunch, we will start the tour with a short journey to Banteay Srei which is a beautiful temple located about 35km outside of Siem Reap town. You'll also have the opportunity to stop at a local community along the way and I will help you to experience the daily life of the locals living there. We can also taste some palm wine and palm sugar (depending on the season) and try other local products.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD153.85
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USD153.85

 Visit remote temples Beng Melea Kbal Spean Srei Banteay

 Visit remote temples Beng Melea Kbal Spean Srei Banteay

Beng Mealea Kbal Bean Spean Banteay Srei Cambodia Travel Angkor Adventure Discover Beng Melea Temple, Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei Summary program: Visit Beng Melea - Kbal Spean (Thousand Linga River) - Banteay Srei
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD287.18
per group
From
USD287.18
per group

Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Temple Tour

Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Temple Tour

Kbal Spean or the River of 1000 Lingams has an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. It is a unique feeling when visiting Kbal Spean because this secret place is hiding in the forest. We will need to go trekking to reach the site while enjoy the view of nature and wildlife. After lunch, we continue our tour to Banteay Srei, the gemstone of Angkor. The temple was built by red sandstone blocks which is the unique of Banteay Srei. Finally, we will visit Banteay Samre, a 12th century temple which share the similarity of Angkor Wat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD57.06
Price varies by group size
From
USD57.06
Price varies by group size

 Ultimate Private to Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei temple

Ultimate Private to Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei temple

The fantastic day adventure to witness remote less touristy attraction; through active hiking to see the riverbed of 1000 linga carvings of Kbal Spean to well-known intricately carved Banteay Srei whose deep carvings & lintels are perfectly remarked and photographed. We recommend you to buy Angkor Wat ticket for 3 days pass cost 62 $ per person to cover all temple exception Kulen mountain waterfall and Koh Ker temple.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD240.00
per group
From
USD240.00
per group

Kbal Spean Waterfall & Banteay Srei (Lady Temple)

Kbal Spean Waterfall & Banteay Srei (Lady Temple)

PRASAT BANTEAY SREI The most beautiful, pink sandstone temple with detailed caving. Its 35 kilometers away from grand tour site. Because of its delicate carvings Banteay Srei is also known as “Lady Temple”. KBAL SPEAN Kbal Spean “Bridge Head” is 48K from Siem Reap city. At the top of the mountain there is a temple dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu built by King Survarman I and King Udayadit Yavarman II who ruled between 11th and 12th century. You will enjoy your hike if you take your time and look around. In the wet season you will see the waterfall and in summer it is easier to see the figures and depictions carved in the rocks. NOTE: A reasonable degree of fitness is needed for this hike. Dry season is easier than wet season.
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  • 8 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD160.00
per group
From
USD160.00
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Private Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Tour

Private Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Tour

Take a full day to discover the 1000 lingas at Kbal Spean and the amazing Banteay Srei temple plus up to two other temples. Enjoy comfortable transportation from and to your accommodation and on the tour. If you chose an option with a guide, he will explain the history and culture. We will start our tour at the small and charming Pre Rup temple. Then, we'll go to Kbal Spean which is known as the river of 1000 lingas. Banteay Srei is the next spot and we'll explore this beautiful pink stone temple. If time permit, we can visit Preah Khan temple, known as the holy city of victory.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD57.70
Price varies by group size
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USD57.70
Price varies by group size

Private One Day Tour To Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea

Private One Day Tour To Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea

•Highlights: Jungle, nature, Hindu river carvings, waterfall, architecture, countryside Put on your walking shoes and discover the Cambodian jungle! Hidden from the beaten track lies Kbal Spean with the “River of Thousand Lingas” and an impressive waterfall. To get to the top of Kbal Spean and appreciate the intricately carved stone river bed you have to conquer a fairly steep incline, but fear not – the path is well worn and the biggest obstacles and boulders are accessible by series of well maintained wooden staircases, yet at least medium level of fitness is required for this 3km jungle walk. Once in a complete state of disrepair, our next stop - Beng Mealea, has now been made more accessible. Recently built wooden platform snakes around the inner part of the temple allowing you an elevated view of the moss-clad jigsaw puzzle. This mid 12th century temple features mixture of Buddhism and Hinduism attributes and is particularly mesmerising in the wet season.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD112.83
Price varies by group size
From
USD112.83
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

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This is a private tour for you and your group only. The tour is very flexible to adjust your traveling time and we guarantee there is NO hidden cost. We use our good experience tour guide to take care of your journey.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD51.29
Price varies by group size
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USD51.29
Price varies by group size

Private Bonteay Srei, Kbal Spean & Beng Mealea Temple Tour

Private Bonteay Srei, Kbal Spean & Beng Mealea Temple Tour

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The private Kbal Spean, Bonteay Srei and Beng Mealea tour is created very special for the travelers who has another day trip and want to experience the temples out of the Angkor complex, by the way, they will get a good experience to do the trekking tour up to the mountain about 3 km. It is the best way to stay close the nature and also the best way to avoid the big crowds. Tourists are able to experience too many places such as: the must-visit temples, natural jungle, animals, trekking, 3D carvings and nice spots for taking picture etc. This tour also brings vacationers to learn and discover about the local authentic city, rich cultures, histories, architectures, religions and the life of the Cambodian people. It is the best experiences which travelers should not miss when they come to visit Siem Reap.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD85.00
Price varies by group size
From
USD85.00
Price varies by group size

1 Day- Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean-1000lingas Waterfall from Siem Reap

1 Day- Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean-1000lingas Waterfall from Siem Reap

The fantastic day adventure to witness remote less touristy attraction; through active hiking to see the riverbed of 1000 linga carvings of Kbal Spean to well-known intricately carved Banteay Srei whose deep carvings & lintels are perfectly remarked and photographed.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD110.00
per group
From
USD110.00
per group

 Banteay Srey ( woman's temple), Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea Temple

Banteay Srey ( woman's temple), Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea Temple

We designed this day tour for visitors who look for a tour to see 3 famous remote sites in one day. 1. Banteay Srey temple, is known as woman temple. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, small size and excellence of decoration. 2. Cheerful hiking up mountain to see the carvings of Hindu Lords on sandstone riverbed. 3. Beng Mealea, this stunning temple has been left to ruins, still jungle took over and remote location away from Siem Reap town. However, after setting eyes on the temple, you’ll understand why it’s worth the trip.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD76.93
Price varies by group size
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USD76.93
Price varies by group size

Visit Kbal Spean - Banteay Srei and big tour in 1 day

Visit Kbal Spean - Banteay Srei and big tour in 1 day

Summary program: Sacred Mountain Tour of Kbal Spean (Thousand Linga River) - Banteay Srei and Temples in the Great Circuit
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
USD287.18
per group
From
USD287.18
per group

Private One Day Tour: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples

Private One Day Tour: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples

You are going to Kbal Spean, commonly known as the "Valley of a 1000 Lingas" or "The River of a Thousand Lingas". The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of a sandstone bed rock, and lingam-yoni designs. There are also various Hindu mythological motifs, including depictions of the gods Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi,Rama, and Hanuman, as well as animals (cows and frogs). Break for lunch. Afternoon, we drive back to visit Banteay Srei temple, the pink sandstone construction temple with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carving of any Angkorian Temple. Then, visit Banteay Samré, a temple located east of the East Baray. Built under Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.Named after the Samré, an ancient people of Indochina, the temple uses the same materials as the Banteay Srei. Back to Siem Reap
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
USD205.13
per group
From
USD205.13
per group
Taking safety measures

 3 Days Discovery Of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

3 Days Discovery Of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

Private 3 days tour Package will take you to the most interesting site including the expansive Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, then onward to Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm. In Ta Prohm, get enchanted with the sight of the ruins taken over by tree roots, a demonstration of the awesome power of nature. Visit Banteay Srei is considered as the jewel of all Khmer Art, which is built with distinctively pinkish red sandstone. Built more than 1,000 years ago, Banteay Srei boasts one of the most well-preserved Hindu carvings of Khmer art and 1000 lingars waterfall Kbal Spean
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.00
From
USD55.00

Group Tour Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

Group Tour Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

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This tour to Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre will take you far from the busy area around Angkor Wat, to the more peaceful, lesser-visited sites of interest further out. See some of the finest temples and carving work in the Angkor area without the crowds. These temples are around 30 miles (49 kilometers) from Siem Reap, so this organized group tour is a convenient way of reaching them.
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  • 8 hours
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USD76.93
From
USD76.93

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