Phnom Kulen Waterfalls and Banteay Srei Tour
Greatly combined Phnom Kulen waterfall with Banteay Srei at the end of the journey. The guided tour offers fantastic walking tour to see the holy shrine atop the mountain where the biggest reclining Buddha statue stays, reveal Hindu cult of 1000 lingas, observe the mystery of sacred pool and swim under beautiful waterfall before heading to visit the finest red-pink Banteay Srei temple which was intricately carved in details.
- Tour code: #zucchini
- City/region: Siem Reap
- Tour type: private, adventure, historical
- Duration: 6-7 hours
- Hassle: free, flexible
- Available: daily (best period: November to February)
- Advance booking: required
- Tour required: valid Angkor ticket
Our experienced tour guide and driver will be greeting you at 8.00am at your hotel’s lobby, heading to purchase Phnom Kulen ticket (included) before we drive out of the hassle Siem Reap city to visit one of Cambodia’s national parks – popularly known as “Phnom Kulen” where you meet famous, beautiful waterfall. Phnom Kulen (Lychee Mountain) is regarded as the holy mountain for religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. The journey provides nice views of rice paddies, countryside dotting with palm trees and cattle before strolling at Preah Dak market to witness daily life of people selling their vegetables, meat etc. Once we arrived at Phnom Kulen, enjoy the walking tour to see the giant reclining Buddha statue on the hilltop along with breathtaking, spectacular views and learn from your tour guide about historical site. Resume walking within the jungle to witness religious Hindu of the riverbed of 1000 linga carvings, next we move to observe the sacred ground-pool before we head to relax near the waterfall. From then, it is your own free time for cooling down, swimming and enjoying local lunch and fresh coconut juice nearby (own account).
Late afternoon, we head to unlock the intricately carved, beautiful red-pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei – considered to be a Jewel of Khmer art which features elaborate decorations and its finest details. These factors have made the temple extremely popular with tourists, and have led to its being widely praised as a “precious gem”. On the way back, we have a short visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicrafts. Return to your hotel and end of service.
Note: On the way back, we stop for a visit at the Cambodian Landmine Museum ($5/pax for entrance fee – not included in the tour price) or witness the serenity of 12th century Banteay Samre temple if you still have time.
Tour Prices are quoted in US dollar per person
1 Pax: $120.00
2 Pax: $70.00
3 Pax: $60.00
4 Pax: $50.00
5 Pax: $45.00
6 Pax: $40.00
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