This full-day excursion offers stunning scenery, a waterfall and Preah Ang Thom pagoda.
The guide picks you up from your hotel and drives you to Phnom Kulen mountain, which is located in Kulen National Park, a 2-hour drive outside Siem Reap. The place is especially famous for its waterfall and is one of Cambodia’s most sacred sites. It was here that King Jayavarman proclaimed the country’s independence from Java and laid the foundation for Cambodia in 802 AD. Jayavarman had thousands of “lingas” (conical or cylindrical stones symbolising the generative and creative power in Hinduism) carved into sandstone by the river bed so that he could bathe in the holy water. At the top of the mountain is Preah Ang Thom pagoda with its large Buddha statue, to which locals, pilgrims and monks flock to pray and to swim in the pools at the waterfalls. There is time to enjoy the beautiful scenery, so remember to bring your swimwear and a towel if you also wish to enjoy a dip along the way.
After some wonderful experiences in the area, it’s time to head back to your hotel.
We recommend that you book the excursion from home, either when booking the tour or at least 3 weeks before departure if you want to be absolutely sure that there is space for you. The excursion can also be booked by the guide at the destination, subject to availability.
|Per person: £104|