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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Day Trip to Phnom Kulen Mountain from Siem Reap
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Beautiful trails and waterfalls

Drove here from Siem Reap on a rented motorbike with tour guide on another. I was so glad I did because the scenery along the way is amazing. We drove all the way up the mountain... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kyle L
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove here from Siem Reap on a rented motorbike with tour guide on another. I was so glad I did because the scenery along the way is amazing. We drove all the way up the mountain to the river of 1000 lingas, waterfalls and to the stone carving of the elephant at the top. The path to the top is... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ooh lala. It just feels special, and as we went in the dry season it was so nice to be around clean flowing water, particularly as everything is so dry and dusty otherwise. They don't hassle you as much there as it is more for the locals then tourists. I swam with all my clothes on, to be 1. respectful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming from the pacific northwest, swimming holes is one of the things I've come to look for everywhere I travel. Cambodia didn't have much in that regard... which is why I was ecstatic to learn about Phnom Kulen, which is about a 1 hour drive from Siem Reap. We hired a small van, packed a picnic, and headed up there... More 

1 Thank Rich S
Blankenberge, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great drive to the park, up the mountain. Nice but busy and commercial Buddhist place of worship and blessings. Amazing reclining Budhha. The waterfalls are not as impressive during dry season, but well worth a visit: simply enjoy the cold water and the magnificent scenery. Don't forget to buy some red bananas.

1 Thank Tom M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The locals come here to cool off. Most of the people we saw were local teenagers that were taking a dip in their regular clothes not swim trunks. The waterfall is beautiful and you can get really close to it. There are two waterfalls one was smaller and then the larger one. We swam in the lager one. You can... More 

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Khlong Nam Lai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I rollerbladed from Siem Reap and a tourist van kindly took me up the long dirt road. The friendly guard arranged for a motorbike to show me around and bring me back down the mountain for an additional fair fee. Compared to National Parks with waterfalls in Kamphaeng Phet Thailand, this park was primitive, expensive, and lackluster. The waterfall was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Kulen mountain was built into our 2 day itinerary by our tour guide. I was a little concerned after reading quite polarised reviews, but decided to give it a try to break up the temple circuit a bit. We ended up really enjoying the morning there. The drive is quite long, but we broke it up with a visit to... More 

3 Thank Percy82
Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is my perfect day! Pick up tickets in town first, get the van to drop me at the base of the mountain (along the road to the right of the main ticket booth about 1km), hike to the top, stop and enjoy a picnic lunch, then walk around the sites; 1000 lingas, waterfall, Preah Ang Thom pagoda. Brilliant! The... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Trip to Kulen mountain is about 2 hours drive from the city, better to leave early in the morning so that you have ample time to visit all places around. Carry your swim clothes and towels so that you don't end up buying clothes there. All in all it was a good visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This was probably the most overhyped, under delivered attraction of our trip. It consists of a giant sleeping Buddha, a river of 1000 lingas and a waterfall. As a package, it sounds very promising, but where this fails to deliver is the price paid - $20, per person, and what we got was 2 hours of drive on an unpaved... More 

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