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Kbal Spean

Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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11th-century Relief Carvings Line The Stream Beds Along This Series Of Waterfalls.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Besides Saharsalinga in Sirsi, India, Kbal Spean is the only other location that has 1000+ lingas in one place. Unlike the ones in Sirsi, these lingas are all together in a small area with rock carvings. The hike up is tough, but worth doing to...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Drove all the way here including paying the extortionate $20 each fee to use the 1 way road but I think worth it. Seeing a river bed with carvings literally into its bed is something I have not seen before. You also get to see...More

Thank cammii
Reviewed 21 November 2015

The hike would not have been worth it, but then we found the stairs down to the area below the waterfall. This was an amazing little place. Friendly butterflies that let you hold them, a nice refreshing waterfall and a real jungle vine tree swing....More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Kbal Spean is about 30 minutes drive from Siem Reap. The creek itself is situated off-road and one need to track for about 45 minutes (1.5km) to reach the site where the sculptured stones are. One of the best jungle tracks I’ve ever been to:...More

Thank Aniza Intan N
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Ventured here as part of a trip to Banteay Srei. It's a lovely walk up quite a meandering path to a small waterfall at the top. Unfortunately we couldn't get near the falls for a splash as they were monopolised by some very loud locals....More

Thank KatB65
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I loved the site! The natural setting is beautiful and the carvings unlike anything I've seen. However, if you expecting to be overwhelmed with the carvings or expect a waterfall approaching Niagra, you will be disappointed. This is more of a quiet, gentle respite from...More

Thank Europelover2014
Reviewed 13 November 2015

These carvings are simply exquisite. Take plenty of water and a snack with you. The hike is a steep one, but well-worth it.

Thank Brenda J
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The drive from Siem Reap passes through countryside that feels much further than 40km from Pub Street. The carvings in the riverbed are unique, and make a great half day trip worth taking if you have more than 2 days in Siem Reap. Stop at...More

Thank shinraemonsam
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Kbal Spean didn't quite meet my expectations compared to other temples, I expected more/bigger status/carvings. Still, it was a great day out and I got to experience a walk in the forest almost on my own. I combined this with Banteay Srei and a boat...More

Thank moonsoblue
Reviewed 11 November 2015

The site is accessed by a climb which is steep and very uneven in places, more of a track than a path really, not for anyone who is not physically fit and nimble on their feet.

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Richard D
26 June 2017|
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Response from GarfieldDorset | Reviewed this property |
Hire a tuk tuk at your hotel or hostel take a full day trip to Kbal Spean then go on to lady's Temple and choose 2 other temples for your return trip. It is a 1.5km walk in jungle to get there so most drivers like to do it... More
2 June 2017|
Response from ACCtravellor |
No, but it would be quite hot and tiring. PLUS from the base of the hill you have to climb anyway. And that is for at least 45 minutes. So it's preferable to hire a car.
1 June 2017|
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Response from GianlucaAntonio M | Reviewed this property |
You can buy the ticket when arrive there... be careful, the site closes at 15.00...