Depart in the morning from your hotel with a private jeep, your tour guide and driver will take you to the sacred mountain with the holy waterfall of Kulen mountain.
The journey will take you around 2 hours drive from town which is about 65 km in distance. The drive goes through the national road and country road, crossing the village and paddyfield, for you to get the great view along the way before reaching the top of the mountain.
Range approximately 50 kilometers north east of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. During the construction of the ancient temples, sandstones were brought from this sacred mountain to Angkor. Kulen is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia.
Upon reaching the top, you visit the River of 1000 Lingas, divided into three ports for the Hindu trinity gods, and with a riverbed filled with thousands of unique, ancient carvings. Ascend to the summit of the hill to marvel at the Buddhist Pagoda and the large Reclining Buddha statue. Continue to the waterfalls of Kulen, pausing at two beautiful spots for a swim and perhaps a spot of lunch.
At around 2pm, your guide brings you down and returns back to the hotel where the tour comes to an end.
The Best Pictures from the tour
What to Wear
To prevent slips and falls, we recommend wearing strong shoes like running shoes. A long-sleeved shirt and pair of slacks are preferred; moreover, we recommend sunglasses and a cap. In villages, please do not wear exposing clothes.
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