Kulen Mountain Waterfall-Banteay Srey Day Tour (AC Car)

$50.00

Explore the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen, and the remarkable Bantaey Srey Temple on a full-day sightseeing tour from Siem Reap. Admire the intricate carvings of the red sandstone temple dedicated to Shiva, and lunch by the Phnom Kulen Waterfall.

Highlights:

Drive to the holy mountain of Phnom Kulen and discover the birthplace of the Khmer Empire
See the intricate fertility carvings of Banteay Srey Temple (Citadel of Women)
Enjoy a buffet dinner with traditional Apsara dance
Lunch by the waterfall of Phnom Kulen

Description

Immerse yourself in the history of the Khmer Empire on a full-day tour from Siem Reap to the sacred mountain of Phnom Kulen.

Located just north of Siem Reap, the isolated Phnom Kulen mountain range is formed of sandstone, and widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. Upon arrival, you will go to the hilltop site to see the largest reclining Buddha in Cambodia, dedicated to the proclamation of independence by King Jayavarman II in 802 AD.

Phnom Kulen has now returned to government hands after the fall of the Khmer Rouge and is still fairly inaccessible because of the poor road conditions, especially in the rainy season. Navigate the rugged roads to see the intricate fertility carvings that are a legacy of the God-Kings who ruled Cambodia in the 9th century.

After lunch by the waterfall, continue to Bantaey Srey. Located 16 miles (25 kilometers) north-east of the main group of temples that once belonged to the medieval capitals of Yasodharapura and Angkor Thom, the unique temple is small in stature but stunning in detail. Considered by many to have the finest carvings of all the Angkor temples, you will explore the main sights of the “Citadel of Women,” before your transfer back to Siem Reap.

Time permitting, stop en route at a local village to learn and see how sugar is produced from the palm sugar trees. Then, end the day at a local restaurant, where you can watch a traditional Apsara Dance Show as you enjoy a buffet dinner.

Additional information

Service Included:

-Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
-Professional English speaking tour guide
-Drinking water and cool towel during trip
-Transportation during the tour
-All the services mentioned in the itinerary

Service excluded:

-Temple-Pass (Angkor Park)
-Ticket for 1 day Kulen Mountain Park
-Lunch at a local restaurant
-Drinks at restaurant
-Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show
-Your personal expenses
-Tour guide and driver’s tips
-Any service not mentioned in the program

Know Before Go:

• Please note that pick-up and drop off is for hotels in Siem Reap only
• Tour extension for Sunrise and Sunset at the temple can be provided with extra charge upon request
• You will pay the extra charge on arrival
• Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please note, only trousers or knee-length skirt/dress is permitted
• Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.