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Kbal Spean

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Address: Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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11th-century relief carvings line the stream beds along this series of...

11th-century relief carvings line the stream beds along this series of waterfalls.

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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap
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Underwater Carvings

If you like hiking and exploring ancient sites, then enjoy the steep walk to Kbal Spean Rock Bridges. In fact, to climb up is not difficult, actually special adventure is really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

If you like hiking and exploring ancient sites, then enjoy the steep walk to Kbal Spean Rock Bridges. In fact, to climb up is not difficult, actually special adventure is really fun. It is a great experience to see the ancient Khmers carved linga images into exposed stones on the bed of the stream and the surrounding rocks were sculpted... More 

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Tathra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

A relatively easy uphill walk of 1.5 km through a lovely jungle with beautiful butterflies and huge millipedes. The lingas are well preserved with the chance to cool off below the second waterfall. Combine with a trip to Banteay Srey.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We traveled up a winding slope in the rain and after 1500m we came to carvings still visible under flowing water. Known as the thousand lingas river, the story is that these carvings were created to bless the river flow for both men and women. A great site and well worth the walk, but beware, the track is not all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

I spent 45 minutes to climb the hill and jungle trekking, due to heavy rain. Please be extra precaution with your route because road sign is not very clear and you might end up lost. Follow the track and remember the direction you walked, I went to the waterfall due to no proper road sign. Very tiring, think twice before... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Mountain hike of around 1500 mts. Climbing up took about 45 mins. Lots of trees and shade all along the pathway, though road is not smooth. Wearing suitable footwear makes sense. While we were climbing, one girl was walking with hawainas and had bruises on her feet. River bed with thousand lingas- visible during dry season as the river bed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015

1. Wear hiking shoes, there is a 1.5 kilometre steep hike up to the top. 2. Wear comfortable clothes, it is a hike and can be very hot. 3. Bring water, there is no water available to buy on the hike up or down. 4. Bring a camera there are interesting stone carvings and waterfalls (in the wet season). 5.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

Before going up to Kulen Waterfall we visited 1000 linggas at Kbal Spean. It was just mind blowing and to ponder how could they carved on running water. We were lucky to be there. If you visit this place, please take one whole day to explore the beauty of Kulen. I've posted about the waterfalls in my earlier post. Go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

Kbal Spean is about 50km north of Siem Reap from the main Angkor complex. We took a tuk tuk and the ride there took us an hour; USD25. Since we left Siem Reap at 7am, the road were not so busy. The ride there took as through the country side of Cambodia and the air was cool and refreshing. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

This is my 2nd time going to Kbal Spean (the first was in 2010 with my girlfriend). Would recommend this if you have seen enough temples and would like a change. The more dangerous parts of the trial have staircases built in and barriers guiding tourists. After walking for 1500m, you will reach the top and be greeted with a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

There are a lot of reasons why you should not be make the trip. The first is the distance. You need to travel about 2 hours by tuk-tuk from the main Angkor temples to reach here. And then you have to trek up 1500 meters thru a jungle of sorts, and IT IS steep. So if you are going to... More 

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