Leisurely enjoy the relaxation near the fascinating waterfall of Phnom Kulen national park, cool off and swim under the falls. The holy Phnom Kulen or “Mountain of Lychees” was found as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire when King Jayavarman II declared the independence from Java in 804 CE. Continuously stroll within the region to see the giant reclining Buddha, riverbed of 1000 lingas and the sacred crystal pool.
At Your Hotel
Our guide and driver will be meeting you at 8.30am at your hotel’s lobby, heading to purchase Phnom Kulen ticket (exclusion) then 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 waterfalls. Phnom Kulen (Mountain of Lychee) is situated about 57km with approx. 1 hour drive, Phnom Kulen is regarded as the holy mountain for religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists and was the significant home of the ancient Khmer Empire when King Jayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE. The journey provides nice views of rice paddies, countryside dotting with palm trees and cattle.
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).
The journey provides nice views of rice paddies, countryside dotting with palm trees and cattle. We will have a short visit at Preah Dak market to witness daily life of people selling their vegetables, meat and exchange the trades. Late afternoon, we drive back to Siem Reap and on the way, we stop for a visit at palm sugar village and other various local handicraft souvenirs.
Arrived hotel, next our guide and driver say Goodbye to you.
At Your Hotel
- Personal Guide (English Speaking)
- Transportation (Car, Minivan)
- Hotel Pick Up & Drop-off
- Bottles of Water
- Cold Drinks
- Car Parking
- Entrance Fee
- Personal Expense
On 14th to 16th April are our holiday (Khmer New Year)
You will definitely experience both historical sites and authentic local's community daily life:
- Escape from the touristy places and adventurous hiking up the with spectacular views from the mountaintop
- Explore the Khmer Ancient birthplace complex with history telling by the qualified tour guide
- Discover ancient phallic symbols carved into the riverbed (1000 Shiva Lingams)
- Cool off with a refreshing swim in a jungle waterfall