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Phnom Kulen National Park Tours

Phnom Kulen National Park
Phnom Kulen National Park, which sits north of the famous temples of Angkor Archeological Park, features Khmer landmarks in a gorgeous natural setting. Visit to see waterfalls streaming from a holy mountain, natural pools, the phallic carvings at Kbal Spean (the River of a Thousand Lingas), and a popular Buddhist shrine.
 
The Basics
The mountain of Phnom Kulen, the centerpiece of this national park, is one of Cambodian Buddhists’ most sacred mountains. Join the pilgrims worshiping at the mountain’s temples, and visit Kulen Falls to swim, lounge in the shade, or picnic. Other highlights include the reclining Buddha at Preah Ang Thom Pagoda and the Khmer carvings of Kbal Spean (River of a Thousand Lingas); you’ll need to carry a ticket to the Angkor temple complex to access Kbal Spean.
 
Things to Know Before You Go

  • Only cars can manage the steep drive up the mountain; if you arrive by tuk tuk, you’ll need to make a 2-hour hike to the summit.
  • As at other holy sites in Cambodia, visitors should dress modestly, with clothing that covers knees and elbows.
  • The park’s pathways are uneven and can be slippery and might be a challenge for some visitors; be sure to wear sturdy footwear.
  • Phnom Kulen National Park is on the same road as Banteay Srei, and the two sites can be combined in one trip.
 
How to Get There

Phnom Kulen National Park is located on Route 67, about 29 miles (47 km.) north of Siem Reap and about a 2-hour drive from the city. Within the park, the road is just a one-way dirt track that snakes steeply up the mountain. Hike to the summit, or hire a car to drive you all the way to the top.
 
When to Get There

The one-way road to the summit changes direction every day at noon: cars may go up in the morning and may come back in the afternoon. So if you’re planning to drive, you’ll need to hire a car for the day, arrive by 11am, and then wait until the afternoon to descend. Alternatively, opt for a tour includes transportation.

Swimming in Phnom Kulen National Park

The natural pools beneath the park’s waterfall are ideal for cooling off on steamy days. Bring a bathing suit and towel, and consider packing a pair of sturdy, waterproof sandals as the surrounding rocks can be slippery. Lock boxes for storing valuables are available for rent by the swimming area.
Address: Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Phnom Kulen National Park Admission Ticket

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Pre book admission to Phnom Kulen National Park and avoid waiting in line to purchase tickets at the popular site. Since your Phnom Kulen National Park tickets will be delivered directly to your hotel in Siem Reap the evening before you visit, you’ll be free to travel on your own schedule without printing vouchers or visiting the ticket booth.
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Full-Day Phnom Kulen National Park Tour from Siem Reap (Share)

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Visit the sacred peak of Kulen Mountain and explore the natural landscapes of the surrounding Phnom Kulen National Park on this full-day tour from Siem Reap. Take in the views from the mountaintop, admire the 16th-century reclining Buddha statue, and hike to Kulen Waterfall.
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  • 8 hours
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Full-day Tours

Kulen Waterfall & 1000 Lingas Join-in Tour

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Explore the natural wonders and ancient treasures of the Phnom Kulen National Park on this full-day tour from Siem Reap. Discover ancient Khmer ruins, receive a blessing at the sacred River of a Thousand Lingas, visit the famous Reclining Buddha, and take a swim beneath the Kulen Waterfall.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Kulen Mountain and Beng Melea Temple Tour

Shun the crowds that beset the most popular Angkor sights and head further afield to two of Cambodia’s most sacred sites on this private door-to-door tour. Exploring with a guide, visit the mountainous Phnom Kulen National Park and swim in a waterfall. Then travel to the jungle-covered temple of Beng Mealea, with its Hindu-Buddhist fusion. Please note: Tour excludes entrance fees.
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Kulen Mountain, Killing Fields and War Museum Tour

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The natural wonders and ancient Buddhist temples of Kulen Mountain lie just a 1.5-hour drive north of Siem Reap. On this full-day tour, spend the morning exploring the Phnom Kulen National Park, where you can admire the River of a Thousand Lingas and take a swim beneath a waterfall. After lunch (not included), learn more about Cambodia’s dark history as you visit the Siem Reap War Museum and the Killing Fields.
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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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Historical & Heritage Tours

3Days Discovery Of Angkor With Awesome Official Tour Guide

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Step into Cambodia’s past and explore a comprehensive range of historical landmarks in and around Siem Reap, all without getting stuck at the back of a tour group. On this three day private tour, visit temples, ruins and other ancient buildings with your own guide to lead the way. Hear the stories behind sites in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Archeological Park – including Angkor Thom, Bayon and the mighty Angkor Wat – and beyond.
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3-Day All Major Temples & Kulen Mount Waterfall

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3-Day package tour we focus mainly on all the main temples on Small & Big Circle & Banteay Srei & Kulen mountain waterfall and ancient temples in Rolous Group.Day 1 we go to see all the main attractions on the Small Circle Road with Angkor Wat and 2nd day we go to see the holly mountain Phnom Kulen with waterfall and 1000 Lingas carved under riverbed for produce holly water in the purpose of Hindo ceremony in the ancient time. The last one on 3rd day we go to see amazing sunrise over Angkor Wat with temples on the Big Circle and temples in Rolous Group and the late afternoon we take you to shopping at Artisan D'Ankgor & local Old market if you would like.
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Private Day Trips

Private Tour: Kulen Mountain Day Trip Including Hidden Temple from Siem Reap

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Visit the hidden temple of Kulen Mountain (Phnom Kulen) on a private day trip from Siem Reap. Learn about this bastion of the Khmer Empire from your personal guide and view its ancient reclining Buddha. Marvel at the River of 1,000 Lingas (Stung Kbal Spean River) and swim under waterfalls flowing around tree roots. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included by private vehicle.
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Kulen Mountain Waterfall Shared Group

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Feeling since the beginning of tour from Siem Reap to this waterfall. Fresh and cold and this was a great tour! to be learned a lot and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. Lots of lovely scenery up in the mountains and the waterfalls were amazing. Definitely worth the day to explore.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Phnom Kulen Sacred Waterfall & Tour (1 day)

We provide a special tour to the origin of Khmer Empire, Khnom Kulen mountain. It is know as a sacred mountain for Cambodian people. There, we'll visit Phnom Kulen national park, Bat cave, Elephant statues, reclining of Buddha, river of 1000 Lingas, and the waterfall.
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Phnom Kulen Waterfall National Park Tour

Just north of Siem Reap, the Phnom Kulen National Park is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, beautiful waterfalls, and ancient Buddhist monuments. This full-day tour gives you time to take in all the highlights, including views of Kulen Mountain and Kulen Waterfall, a guided trek along the sacred River of a Thousand Lingas, and chance to swim beneath the falls.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Kulen Mountain Waterfall Tour

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Discover the holy mountain, see the big reclining Buddha, enjoy a picnic, swim in the waterfalls of Phnom Kulen!
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Private 1Day Tour: Kulen mountain, Beng Mealea,

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Kulen Mountain is one of the most sacred mountains in Cambodia. The former capital of the Khmer Empire was built to the north of Kulen Mountain, before the city was moved to the Angkor area. Explore the surrounds nature of Kulen Mountain and see where the Tomb Raider movie was filmed. Swim in the cool waterfall and see the 1000 Lingas built on the Holy River. Visit the big reclining Buddha on the top of the mountain. The Buddha was built in the 16th century by the Buddhist king when the Cambodian religion changed to Buddhism. Beng Mealea temple is nestled in the jungle. Explore the ancient ruins of this untouched temple and marvel at trees and vegetation growing from the stone walls. Enjoy the view of local life, rice paddy....We are certified tour guides with years of experience and excellent local knowledge. We carefully plan our tours to avoid major tour groups to ensure an unforgettable experience. Enjoy your tour with the comfort of cold water and a cold towel at every stop.
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Cultural Tours

Explore 1000 Lingas Carving & Waterfall Phnom Kulen Private Experience

Explore the waterfall of 1000 lingas carving Phnom Kulen National Park. One of the most noteworthy attractions of the park is the archaeological site of Kbal Spean. Located in the western region of the Phnom Kulen mountain range, Kbal Spean, alternatively referred to as the ‘River of a Thousand Lingas,’ is a carved sandstone riverbed that has numerous sculptures dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.
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Phnom Kulen Tour 1 Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the Cambodian wilderness in this full-day getaway from the tourist crowds in Siem Reap. On this private tour, visit historic landmarks like the Kbal Spean archaeological site (better known as the River of a Thousand Lingas), the reclining Buddha of Preah Ang Thom, and one of the park’s towering 80-foot waterfalls. Explore this National Park with your own private guide, ensuring you get answers to all your questions.
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Multi-day Tours

Angkor Wat and waterfall 2-day tour

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• Visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, one of the 12th century capital city. • We will take you to visit Bayon temple, the smiling faces. • Angkor Wat temple, the seven wonder of the world. • See the Sunset on the top of Bakheng Mountain, the capital City of Khmer Empire in the 9th century. • Ta Prohm, which is the Tomb Raider movie was filmed. • transfer by car or minivan to visit Kulen Mountain which was the first Capital city of Khmer Empire in the 9th • Floating village and Tonle Sap Lake the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.  
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Day Trips

Full-Day Phnom Kulen National Park Tour Shared Tours from Siem Reap

Explore Phnom Kulen National Park for 8-hours with a friendly and professional guide. Venture into the mountain to take memorable photos with family or friends. Listen to stories about the Linga-Cult on top of the mountain, which is dubbed as the most sacred peak in Cambodia. Important Information Departure Point Traveler pickup is offered Departure Time 8:30 AM Duration: 8h Return Details Tour ends with drop-off at your hotel Inclusions • English-speaking guide (License Guide) (01Day) • Transportation in an air-conditioned van or bus • Mineral water • Hotel pickup and drop-off Exclusions • Entrance fees (15US$/pax) • Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified • Personal expenses
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  • 6 hours
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Cultural Tours

Phnom Kulen National Park: Kulen Waterfalls, 1000 Lingas & More - Full Day

● Get refreshed at the Kulen Mountain Waterfalls● Visit the River of 1,000 Lingas● See the colossal Reclining Buddha at, a 16th-century Buddhist monastery
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

Phnom Kulen Waterfalls with Beng Mealea Jungle Temple

Visit the river of a thousand lingas and the enormous reclining Buddha carved from rock at Ang Thom Pagoda. A series of tiered waterfalls and bathing pools give the perfect opportunity for cooling off. Visit one of the larger, but further afield temples of the Angkor region, deep in the jungle at Beng Mealea. It has been described as “unquestionably one of the most beautiful Angkorian sites,’ and possibly served as the direct model for Angkor Wat itself.
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Historical & 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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Attraction Tickets

Kulen Mountain Waterfall Tour

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On this easy day tour to Kulen Mountain you can explore the countryside around Siem Reap without the hassle of having to arrange your own transport. This is one of the most sacred places in Cambodia, and you can find several interesting Buddhist and Hindu sites amid the beautiful nature. Swim in a waterfall, if you wish, and take a hike through the forest. A highlight is visiting the must-see 'River of a Thousand Lingas', ancient carvings under the water.
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Secret Temples of Holy Kulen Mountain

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This is a great tour to avoid crowds of tourists and to be close to nature, with a little adventure.
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Cultural Tours

4-Day All Major Temples & Kulen mountain & Koh Ker & Beng Mealea

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For 4 days you will visit all the most must to sees in and around Siem Reap with some remote attractions as well.Day 1 we cover to see all the major temples on the Small Circle road and Day 2 we driving to see the holly mountain Kulen mountain National Park. At this places you can see the carving under riverbed as the water flow over to create the holly waters. Beside Kulen mountain the same day we will temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre & Pre Rup. 3rd day we will go to see sunrise over Angkor Wat as it's really amazing. After sunrise we go to templess on the Big Circle like Prah Khan, Neak Poan, Ta Som & East Mebon, in afternoon we will drive to the South part of Siem Reap to see 3 major temples in Rolous Group. Day 4 the last day we will take the long driving to see temples in Koh Ker Group & Beng Mealea as these remote temples rarely visited by tourists and very quiet and peaceful & you can see the nice view of the countryside along the way as well.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Go see and swim in Waterfalls at Kulen Mountain national park (Nature Lovers)

This is a complete 100% Private tour for just you and your group. (Private Minimum 2 People Booking) We cant only Condunt the the tour Private for solo traverler with Motorbike no with Car. from two people we will conducts the Tour with SUV Car.Visit local village where they make sugar palmStop for the local hidden Best view of the mountainSee 1000 Lingams under the riverbedsSee the biggest Buddha Reclining Status on the natural HillLocal village Trekking (short trek in the village)Swim in a natural waterfallsWe could have some lunch break before coming backYou will pay National Park Tickets 20$ Per personEnjoy the view from the mountain hills
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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