On this tour, you’ll get to see Kulen Mountain which is one of the most sacred spots in Cambodia and the birthplace of the ancient Khmer empire. You’ll see two waterfalls, the River of a Thousand Lingas and the largest reclining Buddha statue in Cambodia. When we’ve finished at Kulen Mountain we’ll then head over to Kampong Phluk, one of the floating villages on the Tonle Sap lake.
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Prices & Inclusions
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1 – 3 PAX (Car) = $162
4 – 8 PAX (Minivan) = $199
9 – 15 PAX (Minibus) = $255
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Boat Ride Fee
Floating Village Fee
Phnom Kulen Ticket ($20)
Foot & Drinks
This tour starts in the morning around 8 o’clock when you’ve finished your breakfast. It takes around 2 hours to reach Phnom Kulen. It’s a beautiful drive to the mountain and along the way you’ll see some stunning countryside. You’ll also see the kulen mountain range as we start to drive up to the top of Phnom Kulen. It’s widely regarded as one of the most beautiful spots in Cambodia.
The first stop on the tour will be Kulen waterfall. This way we can avoid the crowds which gather here later in the day. This is a popular place for locals to go swimming as they believe that the swimming in the pools around the waterfalls will bring good luck and a healthy life.
There are two waterfalls here. The wider one is about 25m wide and 5m tall. The small one is around 15m wide, but it’s 15m tall. Both are visible throughout the year, but the waterfalls are their largest during the rainy season. The offer a beautiful view and are completely surrounded by thick jungles.
River of a Thousand Lingas
The next stop on the tour is a visit to the River of a Thousand Lingas. This ancient riverbed has been carved with lingams – the phallic symbol of the Hindu God Shiva. You can also see many carvings of animals and the other Hindu gods in the area.
You’ll walk along the river while your guide explains the history of the site. Your guide will also explain the meaning of the various carvings.
After exploring the river, you’ll then head over to Wat Preah Ang Thom where we’ll go to see the largest reclining Buddha statue in Cambodia. This 16th century statue was carved from sandstone and is popular with visitors.
When we’ve finished at Phnom Kulen, we’ll then drive over to Kampong Phluk which is one of the four floating villages in Siem Reap. This fishing community is home to around 3,000 people. The 700 or so families living here are ethic Khmer and have lived in the area for generations. Most make their living from fishing and farming.
Although Kampong Phluk is called a floating village, the houses here are fixed. In the dry season, you can see them sitting around 6m off the ground on stilts. When the rain comes and the Tonle Sap floods, the houses are just a metre above the water.
You can also see the flooded forest here. We’ll take a boat ride through the trees and explore the area.
Kampong Phluk is a popular floating village for tourists to visit.
Why Book This Tour?
This tour is great for guests who are coming to stay in Siem Reap for a few days. If you’ve already seen the temples at Angkor Wat and want to get out of the town, then this would be a good option for you. You can see Phnom Kulen which is one of the most popular places to visit for tourists and locals outside of Angkor Wat. You can also see one of the most popular floating villages on the Tonle Sap Lake.
Each person will require an entrance ticket for Phnom Kulen which is $20 per person. We can buy this in Siem Reap before we leave or we can get it from the ticket office along the way.
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.
The tour includes the cost to enter the floating village and the cost of the boat ride.
Many guests like to combine this tour with a tour of Angkor Wat. Usually, guests will see Angkor Wat on the first day and then Phnom Kulen and Kampong Phluk on the second day. Popular tours to combine with this one include:
Our other options for Phnom Kulen tours include:
- Phnom Kulen Tour
- Phnom Kulen, Landmine Museum and Killing Fields Tour
- Phnom Kulen and Beng Mealea Tour
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.
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