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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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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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Bonteay Srie 1000 Shiva Lingas sunset less crowded Private TourAttraction Tickets

Bonteay Srie 1000 Shiva Lingas sunset less crowded Private Tour

The tour is created for those who would love to trek up the hill and seeing sunset views on the top of hill around natural scenes and local houses.Let you feel relaxing after spending time in very unique style temples out site of Angkor area.In order to avoid crowds, we explore small pink towers with the best decorations in less tourists and many Hindu images were carved on lintels and frontages.After that, commute on off-traces to look for hided sight seeings on peak of holy Kulen mountain as waterfall and 1000 Shiva lingas along river bed and panoramic jungle.Then, trek down to grown shrine in the best which most part of galleries cover by the trees.To taste local foods and continue to reddish brick towers in quiet area and walk the first single tower sand stone temple .Lastly,we drive to Kroum hill where take the shots of sunshine on water,green mangrove trees rice field and Tonle Sap lake.
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KBAL SPEAN AND BANTEAY SREI TEMPLEBus & Minivan Tours

KBAL SPEAN AND BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE

Kbal Spean is a archelogical site near Angkor and Siem reap. You will have to walk 1.5 km to reach the top where you will find a series of waterfall and some khmer inscription in the "bed" of the river.
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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem ReapBus & Minivan Tours

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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Explore Kbal SpeanCultural Tours

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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3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle SapMulti-day Tours

3-Day Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, Bayon and Tonle Sap

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Delve into the mystifying history of Cambodia’s sacred temples and ancient archeological sites on a 3-day adventure from Siem Reap. Immerse yourself in Cambodia rich cultural heritage and discover the awe-inspiring temples of the Khmer Kingdom; marvel at the ancient structures of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat; and hike into the dense depths of the jungle on an excursion to the River of a Thousand Lingas. Cruise around a UNESCO World Heritage-listed Biosphere and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 12 people.
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Angkor Wat Outer Circle Tour (Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean, Beng Mealea, Roluos)Historical & Heritage Tours

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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Group Tour Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei and Banteay SamreDay Trips

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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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre TourPrivate Sightseeing Tours

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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Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Temple - Private full day with transportCultural Tours

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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Visit Kbal Spean - Banteay Srei and big tour in 1 dayHistorical & Heritage Tours

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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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Full Day Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre Temples by Military JeepCultural Tours

Full Day Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre Temples by Military Jeep

The ‘pink temple’ of Banteay Srey and the Hindu temple of Banteay Samre are renowned for their unique stone carvings and lie outside of the main Angkor complex. On this tour, escape the crowds and venture out into the countryside in a military jeep. Learn more about the ancient temples and the history of the Khmer Empire, enjoy guided visits to both temples, and stop to admire the underwater statues at Kbal Spean along the way.
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3 Day Temple in Angkor Wat by Tuk TukCultural Tours

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3 Day Temple in Angkor Wat by Tuk Tuk

Discover Angkor Wat and visit Cambodia's charming floating villages. Trek along tranquil forest roads and see Preah Khan, the ancient Buddhist university. Admire Neak Pean island temple and discover hidden waterfalls on a 3-day private tour of Cambodia.
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Exploration to Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay SamrePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Exploration to Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre

• Departure: Early morning • Return: Afternoon • Remarks: Medium level of fitness required, 3km round trek in the jungle, wear sturdy shoes and bring rucksack for water • Sites you will visit: Kbal Spean, River of Thousand Lingas, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre • Highlights: active exploration, jungle, nature, waterfall, architecture, history
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One Day Private Guide Tour to Kbal Spean ‘Thousand Lingas’ & Banteay SreiCultural Tours

One Day Private Guide Tour to Kbal Spean ‘Thousand Lingas’ & Banteay Srei

Today, 8:00am meet your personal guide and driver and journey north to the Kbal Spean. The original ‘River of a Thousand Lingas’, Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. The river flows down to the Tonle Sap Lake, and in ancient times its holy waters breathed life into the rice fields of the empire via the most complex irrigation system the world had ever seen. The Khmers venerated its limestone bed with a riot of carvings, including the delicate deities Vishnu and Shiva with their consorts. Lingams are phallic representations sacred to Hindus as fertility symbols and hundreds, perhaps thousands, are carved into the bedrock here. The carvings were only rediscovered in 1969 when French researcher Jean Boulbet was shown the river by a local hermit. A trip to Kbal Spean is one of the easiest ways to experience a short jungle trek in the Angkor area, as it is a steady but scenic climb to reach the river carvings.
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Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Temple TourCultural Tours

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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Private Tour: Experience Cambodia with Seven SensesCultural Tours

Private Tour: Experience Cambodia with Seven Senses

Experience off-the-beaten-track Cambodia on this unique tour of the country. After an exciting exploration in and around Angkor, head to the remote Beng Mealea, a prototype of Angkor Wat fully overgrown by vegetation. Explore Koh Ker, once the capital of the Khmer Empire, then head to Preah Vihear, by far Cambodia’s most dramatically located temple on the Thai border. Continue to O'Svay on the Lao border and spend overnight in a homestay at a small village. See the Mekong Dolphins. Explore remote villages and pagodas by motorbike, finally explore the hidden backstreets of Phnom Penh and experience the real life of the locals.
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Angkor & The Villages 2 Day Guided Cycling Tour All Inclusive Full BoardCultural Tours

Angkor & The Villages 2 Day Guided Cycling Tour All Inclusive Full Board

A two day tour for those who want to go beyond the main temples of Angkor and explore not only the ancient ruins, but also the peaceful villages of the Cambodian countryside where charming locals will host you and introduce you to their way of life.Stay in a Cambodian village in relative comfort, learn how to cook or farm and visit a wildlife conservation center. All this and some of the most enjoyable bike riding.We take you where many do not wander as you gain a real insight into local life in the countryside & villages. - Take in sunrise over the spires of UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat for a bucket list experience.- Spend the night in a small village in the countryside for an authentic immersion into rural Cambodian life.-Cycle hidden trails through Angkor Wat as well as back roads to Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean for a fun ride.-Visit the intricate ancient carvings of Kbal Spean before checking out a wildlife conservation center.
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Trek Phnom Kulen Waterfall Day TourNature & Wildlife

Trek Phnom Kulen Waterfall Day Tour

Treat yourself to a scenic drive up Phnom Kulen and explore the abundant greenery of Kulen WaterfallTake a dip in the cool waters, or sit back and watch the local families relish in their sacred homelandMake your way up to the River of a Thousand Lingas and see a gorgeous river with sophisticated carvingsGet a blessing the Cambodian way with the Holy Water from this sacred riverDiscover the beautiful Pagoda and its world-famous Reclining Buddha at restEnjoy comfortable hotel transfers and the company of your expert local tour guide!
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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand CircuitBus & Minivan Tours

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

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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CAMPING TOUR PHNOM KULEN 2 DAYS-1 NIGHTHistorical & Heritage Tours

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CAMPING TOUR PHNOM KULEN 2 DAYS-1 NIGHT

Phnom Kulen has major symbolic importance for Cambodia as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, for it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE. Jayavarman II initiated the Devaraja cult of the king,99–101 a linga cult, in what is dated as 804 CE and declaring his independence from Java of whom the Khmer had been a vassalage state (whether this is actually "Java", the Khmer chvea used to describe Champa, or "Lava" (a Lao kingdom) is debated, as well as the legend that he was earlier held as a ransom of the kingdom in Java. Phnom Kulen was further developed under the rule of Udayadityavarman II, who made it the capital of his empire and constructed many temples and residences as well as the 1000 Lingas at Kbal Spean. At its peak, the Kulen development was larger than modern-day Phnom Penh and one of the largest cities in the 11th-centuryworld.
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Three-day tour Discovering Angkor Wat and Floating VillageCultural Tours

Three-day tour Discovering Angkor Wat and Floating Village

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Embark for a three-day private tour to discover and explore the magnificent and enigmatic Angkor Wat temples, Banteay Srey’s hidden gems and Siem Reap area including Kompong Phluk floating village on the TonLe Sap lake.On Day two, explore “the citadel of women”, a more remote temple which really worth the visit, located in Banteay Srey, around 36 kilometers north-east of Siem Reap. The visit will be followed with a sight of the Kbal Spean Waterfall and the River of 1 000 linga before headed back to Angkor Wat main complex. On Day three, discover Cambodian’s traditional life on TonLe Sap lake by visiting the Kompong Phluk floating village. you will head back to Siem Reap’s main touristic interest such as the old market, the Angkor museum and a visit to the Artisans d’Angkor where you will be invited to create your own stone carving.This three-day tour is a great combination of temples, countryside and culture reflection of the Cambodian lifestyle.
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Nature Exploration at Thousands of Linga, Kbal Spean and Lady TemplePrivate Sightseeing Tours

Nature Exploration at Thousands of Linga, Kbal Spean and Lady Temple

• Departure time: Early morning • Return: Late afternoon • Remarks: Medium level of fitness required, 3km round trek in the jungle, wear sturdy shoes and bring rucksack for water • Sites you will visit: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey & Banteay Samre • Highlights: Jungle, nature, Thousands of Linga, Hindu river carvings, delicate pink sandstone carvings, waterfall, architecture, countryside
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The Ancient Cities of Angkor for 3 Days 2 Nights TourShopping Tours

The Ancient Cities of Angkor for 3 Days 2 Nights Tour

DAY 1 Arrival - Siem ReapArrival at Siem Reap airport, welcome by friendly tour guide and take you to the hotel for check in. Start visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom and Bayon, the temple of faces, it’s the exact centre of the town of Angkor Thom then continue to visit the temple of Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Leper...
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5-Day Siem Reap and Preah Vihear TourCultural Tours

5-Day Siem Reap and Preah Vihear Tour

Welcome to PJ Angkor Tour! We are a group of professional English-Speaking Tour Guide in Siem Reap. This is a private 5-day tour of Siem Reap and Preah Vihear province. On the first day, we will see a beautiful sunrise. Then, we visit Bayon, smiling-face temple and Baphuon, the pyramid-shape temple. Ta Prohm or Tomb Raider temple has a stunning view of growing tree on the temple. Second day, we will come to Kbal Spean or the River of 1000 Lingas, Banteay Srei or Citadel of Women and Landmine Museum. On the thirday, we will take a hiking tour to Phnom Kulen national park. We spend our time discover the waterfall, temples, villages and a giant reclining Buddha. After that, we will go to Kampong Phluk, a floating village in Tonle Sap. Bakong is the last temple of the day. It is the first mountain temple, older than Angkor Wat. On fourth day, we will visit Beng Meal or Angkor Wat sister and Koh Ker temple group. We will come back to Siem Reap on day 5.
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