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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, 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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US$76,93
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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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US$59,89
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US$59,89
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Angkor Wat & Floating Village 3-Day Private Tour

Angkor Wat & Floating Village 3-Day Private Tour

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3-day guided private tour to visit the main highlight of Siem Reap: Day 1: visit Ta Prohm which is in the jungle where Tomb Raider II was filmed, Bayon temple in the center of Angkor Thom with many faces and, the world’s largest religious site, Angkor Wat. Dinner with cultural performance. Day 2: visit Preah Khan, the most beautiful carving temple named Banteay Srei and trek up to the Kbal Spean (the river with one thousands Linga. Day 3: visit the Roluos group and the floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
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  • 3 days
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US$198,98
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US$198,98
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Angkor Wat 4 Day Tour Package

Angkor Wat 4 Day Tour Package

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This package is designed for those who would like to discover the best temples outside Angkor complex. This is a flexible package giving you the structure of an itinerary, but allowing you to set your own pace. This is based on you purchasing a 3 day temple pass Highlights See Angkor Wat and the best temples outside the Angkor complex too Travel comfortably between sites with transportation organized for you Save hours of research time and enjoy having a full schedule taken care of A private tour ensures a more personalized experience
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  • 4 days
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US$430,00
per group
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US$430,00
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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
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US$64,11
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US$64,11
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Private 04 Day Tour in Siem Reap Region

Private 04 Day Tour in Siem Reap Region

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What you get from this itinerary is a comprehensive experience on all ancient structures which are listed as world heritage sites in Cambodia. These are:Life on water, people, flooded forest, markets, arts and crafts, shopping, carvings, architecture, history, roots, trees, giant enigmatic faces, forest, sunset views, active exploration, jungle, nature, waterfall and away from crowds exploration. •Sites you will visit: Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Pre Rup, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Jungle Temple, Koh Keh group, Handicraft Center and Floating village on Tonle Sap.
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  • 4 days
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US$217,44
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US$217,44
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Private One Day Tour to Lady Temple & Kbal Spean

Private One Day Tour to Lady Temple & Kbal Spean

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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 in rainy season. 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 overcome by series of well maintained wooden staircases, yet at least medium level of fitness is required for this 3km jungle walk. On your way back you will visit a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th century structure is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. To round off your day you may also visit Banteay Samre – a larger temple which is often overlooked by tourists and looks gorgeous in late afternoon light. Travelling back to Siem Reap and drop off at hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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US$80,00
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US$80,00
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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
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US$51,29
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US$51,29
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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
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US$85,00
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US$85,00
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Three-day tour Discovering Angkor Wat and Floating Village

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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  • 3 days
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US$156,42
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US$156,42
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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
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US$76,93
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US$76,93
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All-Inclusive Private Jeep Tour: Wheels of Heritages

All-Inclusive Private Jeep Tour: Wheels of Heritages

This impressive full-day jeep tour takes you on an off-beaten-track journey to non-touristy spots in laid back Cambodia. Hop on our stylish jeep with our local tour guide and make the way out of the city to the fascinating ruins, take in the tranquil ambiance and learn more the ancient history and local culture along the way.
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  • 8 hours
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US$153,85
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US$153,85
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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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US$425,65

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

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

Full Day Guided tour of Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei: This morning 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. Continue to Banteay Srei, Angkor’s ultimate art gallery. This petite pink temple is the jewel in the crown of Angkor-era sculpture. The elaborate carvings here are the finest found in Cambodia and the name translates as ‘Fortress of the Women’, thanks to the intricate detail here, considered too fine for the hands of a man.
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  • 9 hours
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US$168,72
US$179,49
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US$168,72
US$179,49
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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
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US$287,18
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From
US$287,18
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4-Day at Angkor Wat & Koh Ker

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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US$320,52
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US$320,52
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5-day Siem Reap deep into Angkor complex temples

5-day Siem Reap deep into Angkor complex temples

This trip will bring you deep knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights of magnificent Angkor temples through 3 days.
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  • 5 days
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US$552,83
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US$552,83
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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
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US$160,00
per group
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US$160,00
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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
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US$76,93
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US$76,93
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6-day Highlights of Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor temples

6-day Highlights of Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor temples

This trip will bring you general knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights: magnificent Angkor temples, and Phnom Penh. Furthermore, we will combine it with a beach relaxation trip at the end of the trip for refreshing yourself after a long discovery.
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  • 6 days
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US$737,44
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From
US$737,44
Price varies by group size

6-day Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor Temples & Floating Village

6-day Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor Temples & Floating Village

This trip will bring you general knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights: magnificent Angkor temples, and Phnom Penh. Furthermore, we will combine it with a beach relaxation trip at the end of the trip for refreshing yourself after a long discovery.
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  • 6 days
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US$802,06
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From
US$802,06
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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
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US$57,06
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US$57,06
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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
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US$51,00
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US$51,00

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
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US$153,85
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Should I book Kbal Spean tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kbal Spean can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kbal Spean 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kbal Spean costs USD 51.00. Guided Kbal Spean tours start around USD 51.00 per person.
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