Cambodia

The Thousand Linga River of Kbal Spean and Enchanting Banteay Srei

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day tour

Tour Level: Relaxed / Easy

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: All day

tour highlights

Explore sacred Khmer areas of the Angkor plain
  • View the beautiful Kulen mountain range
  • See the ancient carvings of the Thousand Linga River
  • Visit the exquisite Banteay Srei temple
  • Explore the Banteay Samre temple and its four wings

tour details

Just outside of Siem Reap, the former seat of the Khmer kingdom, lies incredible ruins and relics of this ancient empire. We’ll drive to the Kulen mountain range, a sacred area along the Angkor plain. We’ll then walk through the forest to Kbal Spean, also called the Thousand Linga River. Here, you’ll discover the ancient sculptures chiseled in the rocky riverbed, as well as the Royal Bath and a waterfall. After lunch, we’ll continue to the enchanting temple of Banteay Srei, known as the crown jewel of classical Khmer Art. You’ll see the special charm of this ancient temple that is remarkably preserved and beautifully decorated. Finally, we’ll visit the well maintained Banteay Samre, where you’ll explore its central temple with four wings and two libraries, before heading back to Siem Reap.

tour description

Morning, drive to the Kulen Mountain range.
Walk 45 minutes through the forest to the top of the hill to reach Kbal Spean, the Thousand Linga River: discover the 10th-12th century sculptures chiseled from the rocky riverbed, the Royal Bath and the waterfall.
(We recommend wearing good shoes for this excursion. The walk up to Kbal Spean takes about 45 min each way and there are a few steep and narrow passages on the way. For your comfort, we suggest you to carry all your personal belongings (camera, water etc.) in a small backpack in order to have both hands free to walk comfortably)
Lunch at local restaurant.


Then, continue to the enchanting temple of Banteay Srei (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, small size and excellence of decoration. Visit then Banteay Samre, built in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Two concentric walls enclose the ensemble. Return to Siem Reap at the end of the afternoon.

includes

  • Private transportation
  • All entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program
  • English-speaking locally-stationed guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements)
  • Bottled water and cold towels

excludes

  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures such as drinks, souvenirs, gratuities etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
Tour code: REPDSKBA

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