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Kbal Spean Tours and Activities

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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: Angkor, Kulen Hills, 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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US$ 51.00
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US$ 51.00

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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 59.89
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US$ 59.89
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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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US$ 92.31
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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
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US$ 76.93
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 153.85
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US$ 153.85
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Full-Day Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Tours

Full-Day Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Tours

To those who like to explore Angkorian temples for the next following days after visiting Angkor Wat, this private tour would be an ideal for you to go beyond. Definitely, experience hiking up/down Kbal Spean hill toward the riverbed of 1000 lingas, the series of stone rock relief carvings and admired by a small waterfall (wet season only) before resuming witness incredibly carved Banteay Srei with its unrivaled details.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 76.93
Price varies by group size
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US$ 76.93
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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
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US$ 57.06
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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
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US$ 85.00
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US$ 85.00
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 Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Tour

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Tour

This tour will start at 8:00 after you have had breakfast and we’ll start the journey to Kbal Spean. Along the way, we’ll stop at Dom Dek market so that you can explore a local market and see how the locals do their grocery shopping! We’ll then continue our journey to visit Kbal Spean – also known as the River of a 100 Lingas. We’ll enjoy the views of the surrounding forests and river before stopping for lunch. After lunch, we’ll go to Banteay Srei temple which is also known as the “Jewel of Angkor” due to it’s unparalleled beauty. On the way back to Siem Reap, we’ll stop at the Cambodian Landmine Museum.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 72.76
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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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US$ 160.00
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 3 Days Discovery Of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

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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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US$ 27.50
US$ 55.00
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US$ 55.00
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Angkor Wat Discovery 4 Days & Remote Temple Beng Mealea,Kbal Spean

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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
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 200.00
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US$ 250.00
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US$ 250.00
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 Ultimate Private to Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei temple

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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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US$ 192.00
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US$ 240.00
US$ 48.00 savings
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US$ 192.00
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US$ 240.00
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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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US$ 57.70
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 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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US$ 287.18
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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
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US$ 287.18
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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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US$ 81.03
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US$ 81.03

Half-Day Private Tour Around Kbal Spean

Half-Day Private Tour Around Kbal Spean

Opportunity to see the Angkorian lingas or phallic symbols which were carved into the riverbed at Kbal Spean to ensure the fertility of the lake and the potency of the King. This area has a good variety of birds and excellent views of species such as Hainan Blue Flycatcher, Rufous-winged Buzzard, Black Baza, Red-breasted and maybe Blossom-headed and Alexandrine Parakeets.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 94.00
Price varies by group size
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US$ 94.00
Price varies by group size
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1 Day- Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean-1000lingas Waterfall from Siem Reap

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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
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US$ 88.00
per group
US$ 110.00
US$ 22.00 savings
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US$ 88.00
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US$ 110.00
US$ 22.00 savings

Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean And Beng Mealea Off Beaten Track

Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean And Beng Mealea Off Beaten Track

Viewing the best temple in Siem Reap Cambodia, enjoying the most interesting site, experience local activities along the way, At our last stop, we could enjoy the best jungle temple that they film Indiana Jones Movie.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 164.11
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US$ 164.11
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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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US$ 51.29
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Private Tour: Experience Cambodia with Seven Senses

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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US$ 2,587.94
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3 Days Siem Reap and Battambang Adventure Private Tour

3 Days Siem Reap and Battambang Adventure Private Tour

Visit the 7th Wonders, Angkor Wat is one of the core attractions attracting millions of visitors to visit Cambodia annually. With over a thousand standing Hindu and Buddhist ancient Khmer temple, the most authentic Khmer art, traditional music, foods, all visitors are able to gain more unforgettable memories, core value experiences and learn most interesting history of Cambodia’s golden age since the past until recent during their stay in Cambodia. More than this, Battambang is one of the oldest provinces consists with both natural and cultural resources. It completely offers diversifying cultural activities for all travelers including Domrei Sar pagoda, French architecture, bamboo train, Phnom Sampov, Banon temple and so on. This tour will offer you a completed service and attraction sites.
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  • 3 days
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US$ 403.08
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3 Days Siem Reap Understanding UNESCO World Heritage Private Tour

3 Days Siem Reap Understanding UNESCO World Heritage Private Tour

Visit the 7th Wonders, Angkor Wat is one of the core attractions attracting millions of visitors to visit Cambodia annually. With over a thousand standing Hindu and Buddhist ancient Khmer temple, the most authentic Khmer art, traditional music, foods, all visitors are able to gain more unforgettable memories, core value experiences and learn most interesting history of Cambodia’s golden age since the past until recent during their stay in Cambodia. This tour will provide you all inclusive service taking you to explore the Angkor archaeological park, 1000-linga river and Preah Vihear province.
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  • 3 days
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US$ 425.65
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