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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Unimpressive hill with small waterfall and few nice carvings. Definitely not worth the drive from Siem Reap even if you combine it with Banteay Srei, which is what we did.

Date of experience: September 2012
1  Thank Deni P
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Very few visitors to Angkor Wat make the effort to see Phnom Kulen. It is some distance from the part of Angkor where bus tourist try to cram as much as possible into two days, and you will be forced to enjoy some spectacular rural countryside along the way. Kulen is still a holy place to Khmer people, who come to bathe in a waterfall that is purified when the stream that feeds it passes over "a thousand lings" carved in the stone stream bed over 900 years ago. You will also see a temple with a reclining buddha inside that has all been carved from a single gigantic stone. The ground that surrounds the temple has gradually eroded leaving the temple to "float" in the air. The best thing to do in Kulen, weather permitting, is to hire a local motorbike driver to take you into the forest. (wear long pants and shoes--not sandals), where you can see spectacular sights, hermit monks living in grottoes with thousand-year-old carvings, the site of a ship wreck of many thousands of years ago when Kulen was an island, prayer flags at obscure temple ruins, and the natural springs from which all of Angkor Wat's water come. This is an unbelievable experience!

Date of experience: September 2012
6  Thank PickyInParadise
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

About 60 k but worth the effort , you will see a lot of the country side , try the local grilled chicken for lunch , the huge buddah is great .

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Linnea S
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

One of the best places I've been in all of Cambodia. Two things made it good, two made it great! The two good things were the River of 1,000 Lingas (althought they were hard to see because of the high water level) and the mountaintop Buddhist Pagoda which had an interesting layout among huge megaliths. The two things that made it great were the awesome 35m? high waterfall that is the biggest waterfall I've ever swam under (absolutely wonderful!) and a little-visited spring (holy, it is said) down a small path west of the River of 1,000 Lingas. I have never seen anything like this spring, anywhere (magical!!!). Oh yes, the ride into the park is through beautiful forest. It is a favorite spot for Cambodian picnickers and the BBQ Chicken we had was great.

Date of experience: September 2012
3  Thank William C
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Pictures and reviews of kulen mountain made us want to have the. "swimming under a waterfall" experience .... Not happening on our particular day - RAGING! Spectacular but no go. A tad disappointing but a delicious Khmer lunch partly made up for it. Went to reclining Buddha, enjoyed the scenery. At home would have been a 4WD adventure but our drivers trusty Camry handled the pounding.

Date of experience: September 2012
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