The Phnom Kulen

The Phnom Kulen is no doubt the mount the most sacred of Cambodia and a very active pilgrimage place. King Jayavarman II proclaimed there the independence of the country during the IXth century and dissociated the country from the Kingdom of Java. A big Buddha lying in its temple and sculpted in the rock is overlooking the vicinity.

From Siem Reap (app. 50 kms – 1h00mns drive), take the temples road till Banteay Srei then a trail through a dense jungle leads to the top. First visit of the place to the sanctuary housing the Buddha where you will admire the forest around. A statue dedicated to Jayavarman II and a footprint of Buddha complete the visit.

Move to the river then, where a portion of bed is sculpted with lingas and other sculptures, before transferring to the waterfalls where you will freshen up in the water if you like. The same water passes through Siem Reap and pours out into the Tonle Sap lake.


Morning departure by road to the temple via Banteay Srei. Visit the Phnom Kulen and vicinity. Return after 12pm. Lunch available both on the spot or in front of Banteay Srei where many restaurants stand.

The trail leading to the Phnom Kulen is one-way due to the closeness of some parts of the road. The ascent is done compulsorily before 11am and the return is done compulsorily after 12pm.
This excursion must be added to our programs Angkor Classic or Phnom Penh – Angkor due to the fares proposed.

Prices in USD per person from Siem Reap, including all services and VAT.

1 pers.
2 pers.
3-5 pers.
6-8 pers.

Are included in our tariffs: The air-conditioned vehicle with insurance, the service of a graduated guide, all visit fees, the lunch, the bottled water & fresh towels on board the vehicle, the 10% VAT.


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