Welcome to The National Park of Phnom Kulen Waterfall !
The Kulen Mountain or Phnom Kulen is declared as a National Park. It is an isolated mountain massif located in Svay Leu District and some 48km from Siem Reap. Its highest point is 487 meters.
This is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. During the constructional period of the ancient temples in the nineth century, sand stones were brought from this sacred mountain to Angkor. It was here at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarman II proclaimed independence from Java in 802 A.D.
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.
Place to Visit:
Phnom Kulen National Park – River of 1,000 Lingas – An odd pool. In the bottom of it is a patch of sand, but this one blows bubbles – Reclining Buddha high up perched on a rock – Big Waterfall for shower
Pickup Time: 8 AM from your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap
Drop Off Time: 3PM at your hotel or guesthouse in Siem Reap
|MOTOR BIKE WITH DRIVER||AIR-CON TAXI||MINI VAN 12 SEATS|
NOTE: THIS PLACE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUNRISE.