In the morning, you’ll go to Kulen Mountain where you’ll see the waterfalls, the River of a Thousand Lingas and the largest reclining Buddha statue in Cambodia. After lunch, we’ll then head over to Beng Mealea to explore the unrestored jungle temple.

Start Time

8:00am

Duration

1 Day

Pick Up

From your hotel

Drop Off

To Your Hotel

Tour Itinerary

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Prices & Inclusions

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Prices are per group and NOT per person.

1 – 3 PAX (Car) = $129

4 – 8 PAX (Minivan) = $154

9 – 15 PAX (Minibus) = $210

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English Speaking Tour Guide

Transportation

Cold Water

Phnom Kulen Ticket ($20)

Food & Drinks

Beng Mealea Ticket ($5)

Personal Expenses

Accommodation

Phnom Kulen and Beng Mealea Tour

Tour Description

This tour starts after breakfast around 8 o’clock. The drive out to Phnom Kulen takes around 2 hours and we’ll stop along the way to arrange your tickets. As we drive out to the Phnom Kulen National Park, you’ll see some of the most beautiful views of the countryside in Siem Reap. The Kulen mountain range is a wonderful sight and will take your breath away.

Kulen Waterfall

We’ll start the tour with the waterfalls so that we can avoid the large crowds which gather a little later in the day. The river and the pools around the waterfalls are often full with swimmers. It’s believed that swimming here will bring good luck. The water here is considered to be holy as this spiritual place is one of the most sacred sites in Cambodia.

There are two waterfalls which we’ll see on this tour. The first one is around 25m wide and 5m tall. The second one isn’t so wide at only 15m but it’s nearly three times taller, also at 15m. The exact sizes of the waterfalls vary in size depending on the time of year you visit. The views of the waterfalls completely surrounded by thick jungle are like nothing else you’ll see during your trip to Cambodia.

River of a Thousand Lingas

The tour will continue with a visit to the River of a Thousand Lingas. You’ll get to see the ancient carvings in the riverbed. These lingas are the phallic symbol of the Hindu God, Shiva. There are also carvings of the other Hindu gods and some animals.

You can walk along the river as your guide explains the meaning of the carvings and the history of the site.

Reclining Buddha

Next, we’ll go to Wat Preah Ang Thom where you will see the largest reclining Buddha in Cambodia. This 16th century statue was carved out of a solid piece of sandstone.

Beng Mealea Temple

Beng Mealea temple is known as the “unrestored jungle temple” and it is the perfect complement to Phnom Kulen. Beng Mealea has been left unrestored and it’s completely surrounded by thick jungle. The unique appearance of the temple means that it is gaining popularity with tourists. However, the temple isn’t crowded and you can explore in relative peace and quiet.

Historians believe that Beng Mealea was built around the same time as Angkor Wat. The style of the two temples are very similar and the Apsara carvings are almost exactly the same. Just like Angkor Wat, Beng Mealea was also dedicated to Vishnu when many of the temples from this period would have been dedicated to Shiva.

When you’ve finished exploring Beng Mealea, we’ll make the 60km journey back to Siem Reap where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel.

Why Book This Tour?

This tour is popular with guests who have already seen Angkor Wat and want to get out of the town and into the countryside. You’ll get to see the beautiful views from Kulen Mountain and explore Beng Mealea which is surrounded by thick jungles.

Tour Notes

Each person will require an entrance ticket for Beng Mealea. The cost of the pass is $5 per person and it isn’t included in the price of the tour.

You will also need a ticket for Phnom Kulen which is $20 per person.

Guests are reminded that there is a strict dress code and guests must cover their shoulders and knees when entering the temples. Read more about the rules for visiting the temples.

Other Tours

Other popular Beng Mealea tours include:

Other Phnom Kulen Tours include:

If you’re looking to combine this tour with another tour, then you might want to consider a tour of Angkor Wat for the first day.

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Terms and Conditions

After you complete the booking form, we will contact you to make the arrangements and confirm the booking.

No deposits are required for most bookings. You can pay the guide after the tour ends. For larger groups and in some circumstances, a deposit may be required.

Accommodation

Our tours don’t include accommodation in Siem Reap. We recommend that you look for a hotel at the world’s largest online travel agency – booking.com. They have a number of special offers and deals all year round to help you get the best value for money.

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