Phnom-Kulen Mountain Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

39260


Categories

Other, Museums / Culture, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (advanced)

Full day tour in a sacred location


Phnom Kulen is the mountain on which King Javarman II initiated the royal "god of the king's linga cult in 802 AD, declaring a unified and independent Khmer Empire under a single ruler and beginning what would later become known as the Angkor period.

The site is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters hold special significance to the people of Cambodia. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Yoni and Linga are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given the sacred carvings which also include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from Vishnu's navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall. Phnom Kulen is regarded highly by Cambodian people as a sacred location and has developed into a great tour destination.

Itinerary

Phnom Kulen is the mountain on which King Javarman II initiated the royal "god of the king's linga cult in 802 AD, declaring a unified and independent Khmer Empire under a single ruler and beginning what would later become known as the Angkor period.

Pick up from your hotel in the morning
Drive to mountain Kulen to see thousand lingas were carved on the riverbed, then climbing to see a reclining Buddha and water fall.

After 1:00PM drive down from the mountain back to town.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up at your hotel/arrival point

End location: At hotel/airport

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Reliable, clean air-conditioned vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: English speaking guide
Reliable air-conditioned vehicle
Cool water

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500000 Riel - For Entrance Fee to National Park and any other personal expenses

(Exchange rate 4000riel= 1US dollar)

What’s Extra

Other: US$20/person for admission fee of National park.

A Recent Review of this tour

This is the second time we have toured with Chamrong and it will not be the last. He is a thoughtful young man and is accommodates both me and my husband as I am much less mobile. Our trip to Phnom-Kulen took us through beautiful countryside and in contact with local activities. Great break from Temple touring or for those on a second visit to Siem Reap. Would be an excellent trip for families with school age children.
Marybeth Coffer

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