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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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  • 1 to 7 days
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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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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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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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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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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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  • 3 days
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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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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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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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  • 5 to 8 hours
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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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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Four-day tour Angkor Wat, Banteay Srey, Beng Melea and Siem Reap discoveryCultural Tours

Four-day tour Angkor Wat, Banteay Srey, Beng Melea and Siem Reap discovery

Visit Angkor Wat complexe, the Unesco World Heritage Site, which is one of the most important archaeological site in South-east Asia built by the great Khmer King Soriyavaraman II in the early on 12th century and dedicated to Vishnu God Hindu religion.Embark for a four-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.Let our English-speaking guide leads to discover fascinating historical facts and anecdote about the ancient temples while you will end your day tour admiring the sunset over Angkor Wat and all surrounding temples.This four-day tour is a great combination of temples, countryside and culture reflection of the Cambodian lifestyle.Our tour guide will try to manage the visit schedule at best in order to avoid the crowd as much as possible.
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  • 4 days
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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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  • 3 days
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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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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Shared TourHistorical & Heritage Tours

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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
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Banteay Srey & Kbal Spean by Jeep4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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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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  • 5 to 8 hours
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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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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  • 6 to 8 hours
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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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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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Angkor Wat Discovery 4 Days & Remote Temple Beng Mealea,Kbal SpeanHistorical & Heritage Tours

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Angkor Wat Discovery 4 Days & Remote Temple Beng Mealea,Kbal Spean

Discover the best of Siem Reap Temples in four days - with your expert guide, soak up the dawn atmosphere at Angkor Wat areas and remote temple outside of Angkor Wat areas and the last day we will experience the Kampong Pluk floating village, Roulous group temple and the rest of the time we will visit the local market and explorer Siem Reap city.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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CAMPING TOUR PHNOM KULEN 2 DAYS-1 NIGHTHistorical & Heritage Tours

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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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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Kulen Waterfall & Kbal Spean TourDay Trips

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Kulen Waterfall & Kbal Spean Tour

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The tour has many options, so it is fit to many types of visitors. Our professional tour guide can explain what the guest are about to see, the history, culture and religious of Cambodian in the past and today. Our tour will start at 8:30am to Phnom Kulen, the holy mountain of Cambodia. We will explore the sacred sites, temples and the beautiful waterfall. Next, we will walk down the mountain to the river of 1000 Lingas to see the Shiva Linga carvings on rocks beneath the river.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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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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  • 10 days
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Enjoy our Sandstone Monument to Super Large Ocean and IslandCultural Tours

Enjoy our Sandstone Monument to Super Large Ocean and Island

Arrival at Siem Reap airport will be welcome by friendly tour guides to take you to the hotel for check in. Visiting the temples will start shortly thereafter, 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 King Terrace and back to have lunch at local restaurant in front of Angkor Wat. Afternoon will visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, which was built by King Suryavarman II (1113 - 1150) to dedicate to God 'Vishnu'. Angkor Wat is the largest monument of the Angkor complex and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece. It is perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief and sculptures make it one of the finest monuments in the world.
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  • 6 days
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  • 6 days
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4-Day at Angkor Wat & Koh KerCultural Tours

4-Day at Angkor Wat & Koh Ker

This is a private 4-day tour to explore some best tourist destinations in Siem Reap. 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. On Second day, We will visit Angkor big circuit such as Preah Khan (Holy Sword temple), Neak Pean (coiled-serpent temple), Ta Som and Pre Rup (Turning Body Temple). Then, we will visit a floating village on Tonle Sap lake, the biggest lake in Southeast Asia. On the third day, we will take a trekking tour to Kbal Spean, the river of a thousand Linga. Next, we come to see Banteay Srei, the gemstone of Angkor. This temple is very beautiful with fine carving and pink stones.On the forth day, we will travel to Beng Mealea, the sister of Angkor Wat and Koh Ker group, a hidden-jungle temple. On the way back, we'll stop on the way and have a walking tour in the rice fields.
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  • 4 days
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