Join a group tour to uncover the special religious significance and the natural beauty of Phnom Kulen Mountain, Cambodia’s most sacred mountain, located 50 km north of Siem Reap city. Learn why the site serves as a place of pilgrimage to both Hindus and Buddhists by visiting the temple of the Reclining Buddha on top of the big rock, the River of 1000 Lingas and the fabulous Phnom Kulen Waterfalls.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local live English Speaking Guide
Shared air conditioned van/bus
What's Not Included
Entrance fees is 18USD per person and your guide will assist you to purchase on departure day
Food and drinks
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 70
Face masks provided for travellers
FOC for infant, no seat
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What To Expect
Phnom Kulen Waterfall
Tour departs at 8:30 am and the guide pick up from 7:30 am to 8:30 am from your hotel lobby, then heading north towards Kulen Mountain through approximately a 2-hour drive in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy the scenic ride along the way as you pass through local villages and verdant tropical forest.
You will visit Cambodia’s biggest Reclining Buddha carved on sandstone. The temple is located on top of the hill and can be reached through a flight of steps. Next you will set off to the sacred river of 1000 Lingas. The riverbed is interestingly carved with numerous Lingas, a phallic symbol of the Hindu god, Shiva. You will also see some rock carvings along the river depicting Hindu deities.
You will continue through another sacred site, the Phnom Kulen Waterfalls. Calm your senses by watching the waterfall tumbling down the rocks. You will have time to wade in its basin and opt to cool-off from the midday sun by swimming on its pool.
Admission Ticket Not Included
Great time! Very devoted and knowledgable guide, who happened to be a monk himself in the past! Whole trip was fun, we saw interesting places and swam in the huge waterfall (rainy season) only by ourselves :) Totally recommended
Exceptional experience! Starting from the great viewpoints on the way going through ancient temples all the way to the waterfall! All these guarantee good time and great memories.
We had an organized trip with a guide named “Nak Chum” who was very professional and knowledgable. He got us waterfall tickets for cheaper prices as a start, took us to all hidden photography view points and explained the religious sites thoroughly, not to mention that he managed to choose the best time to visit the waterfalls which caused us having the waterfalls just for us.
I highly recommend visiting Siam Reap and Phnom kulen waterfalls and even more recommend Having Nak as your tour guide
Phnom Kulen Waterfall & 1000 Linga River
A definite recommendation! Was an extremely interesting and informative trip. We had Nak as a tour guide and he was great and gave us detailed information about each attraction!
Great tour guide for Siem Reap
Lakshmi R, 19-08-2022
This tour is a must if you visit Siem Reap. Phnom Kulen is beautiful with a spiritual energy that can only be experienced. Our tour guide Nak was the best as he took us through the Temple, 1,000 Linga River and the waterfall. He was patient and never rushed us. We chose the private tour and he helped us understand the religion and culture of the Cambodian people. I would 100% recommend him and our drive Vong who expertly navigated the road up the mountain. If you are visiting Siem Reap, book this tour and ask for Nak. You won’t be disappointed.
Amazing tour of Phnom Kulen
Our tour with Nak today was sublime! We were guided through the beautiful Phnom Kulen area and every step of the way Nak had interesting stories and facts to share with us. His timing was flawless as well, we always managed to get to prime spots before other tourists, leaving us time alone to soak in the grounding, spiritual energy around us.
Additionally Nak guided us through the Buddhist traditions so that we could experience the temple as a local would. All the while, he was capturing photos of the moment, so that we would be able to keep and remember these cherished experiences!
I would highly recommend using Nak as your guide!
The tour itself was stunning and is a must to experience while you are visiting Siam Reap!
Lastly, our driver, Vong, expertly navigated the roads up the mountain keeping us comfortable and safe. He made the logistics of our trip flawless and we would highly recommend him as well.
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