Kulen Mountain

Kulen Mountain, or Phnom Kulen, is located about 60 km (38 miles) from Siem Reap. It is widely accepted as the birthplace of the Khmer Empire, founded by King Jayavarman II in 802 AD when he declared independence from Java. Kulen Mountain is now a National Park and considered by many as a holy pilgrimage site.

The drive takes us through rural Cambodia, remote villages and a beautiful forest. The highest point is approximately 487 m (1,600 ft). Phnom Kulen was a rich source of sandstone with a large amount being quarried and transported south for use in building the structures of Angkor Wat.

  • 7.30AM pick up from your hotel
  • Travel by road to Kulen Mountain, the sacred and holiest mountain of Cambodia.
  • The journey takes approximately one and half hours with a lot of photo opportunities of rice paddies, village stilted houses and some rural village activities along the way. Then you will take a trail through dense jungle leading to the top of the mountain.
  • You will visit Prea Ang Thom, a giant reclining statue of Buddha (16th century) which is situated on top of a 20m boulder.
  • Climb the staircase to a landing that surrounds the 17m long Buddha, where monks and believers bow and pray for prosperity.
  • Your journey will continue downstream to a tiered waterfall. The water holds special religious significance for Hindus, due to the hundreds of Ling (phallic) images carved into the sandstone floors along the shady brook area. Enjoy the opportunity to bask in the shallow river and photograph the amazing sculptures and underwater carvings.
  • After, head to the beautiful waterfall where you can have a swim in the pristine water to cool down and refresh.
  • Returning back to Siem Reap in the late afternoon

Tour includes

  • English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Air-conditioned Transport
  • Cold drinking water and cold refreshing towel during tour

Tour not includes

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Other expenditure

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