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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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A place filled with sanctity, divinity and beauty!!!!!

Kbal Spean , a riverbed, which lies in the Cambodian forest, has thousands of Shiva Lingas, deeply embedded. It is a steep 1.5km trek, one has to be realy fit enough to undertake... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 February 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

Kbal Spean , a riverbed, which lies in the Cambodian forest, has thousands of Shiva Lingas, deeply embedded. It is a steep 1.5km trek, one has to be realy fit enough to undertake this tough trek. One has to climb rocky mountainous paths, climb steep wooden steps, and walk with scare in your heart, whether you will slip or stand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

One of my favorite places in Siem Reap area. Loved discovering the carvings in the water, and seeing the source of the stream bubbling up from within he earth. The cool, quiet natural space was a beautiful interlude between visits to the magnificent temple ruins. We could feel the devotion and generosity of spirit that had created this sacred place.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

The climb to this Hindu carving on the side the rocks in a small stream is VERY STEEP & difficult........ you climb through huge boulders - haul yourself up via the tree roots! Coming down it can be quite slippery. Both my husband & I are quite mobile but found it very hard especially in the heat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

A lovely walk through forested area, quite steep but worth the walk to the falls and the amazing carvings in the water. Be careful if going in or around the waterfall as its very slippery and easy to fall. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

Called here after visiting Banteay Srey, the 1500 metre climb is quite hard going up rocks and tree roots, be prepared to get a sweat on. Take good walking shoes and have plenty of water with you. When you reach the top you realise that the hard climb up was worth it. The carvings on the rocks and riverbed are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2015

Along the way of Kbal Spean the same way with Banteay Srei temple. Walk up the hill about 1 km through the jungle and on the top you see the water fall and the picture of Angkor Wat style.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

It is worth seeing if you are in the area. However it is in the middle of nowhere. The pass from Angkor Wat will also cover the entrance here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

It's a hike up a "mountain" (only 1500 meters and really not that strenuous). There are a couple parts that make you go up, but really it's not too bad. The payoff is a *little anti-climactic, but it's still beautiful. The carvings in the rocks, the waterfall (and this was during the dry season). We went just past the last... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

its a bit of a drive, long walk. start early so you have the place to yourself. know which carvings are there and find them. it's a wonderful adventure. we were second on the trail and basically had the place to ourselves. then the hordes came. got kind of loud- no more birds or small critters to see. still work... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

It is a must if you visit the Angkor temples, no temple actually there but a great walk in the jungle (1700 km up hill) that ends with a waterfall surrounded by butterflies , a paradisiac place. There is much more nature and real jungle there then in the Angkor temples area, I don't understand why it is not considered... More 

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