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Kbal Spean

Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
+855 99 604 017
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11th-century Relief Carvings Line The Stream Beds Along This Series Of Waterfalls.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“small waterfall” (37 reviews)
“river bed” (21 reviews)
“thousand lingas” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Angkor | Kulen Hills, Siem Reap, Cambodia
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+855 99 604 017
Ways to Experience Kbal Spean
from US$55.00
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"small waterfall"
in 37 reviews
"river bed"
in 21 reviews
"thousand lingas"
in 23 reviews
"dry season"
in 42 reviews
"rock carvings"
in 15 reviews
"great hike"
in 13 reviews
"km walk"
in 12 reviews
"banteay srei"
in 50 reviews
"up hill"
in 9 reviews
"tuk tuk"
in 71 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 7 reviews
"hindu gods"
in 16 reviews
"tree roots"
in 24 reviews
"temple pass"
in 17 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 14 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 7 reviews
"rainy season"
in 16 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You should know what you're getting into with this: it's not a big, spectacular temple. It is, however, a really nice long ride through the Cambodian countryside, a cool hike through the Cambodian jungle with interesting rock formations and tree roots, some pretty carvings, a...More

Thank Emilyartichok3
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Reviewed 1 week ago

if compared to what siem reap offers as a whole, kbal spean was a bit disappointing. as i already had three days in siem reap, i guess i included this. so better to go for this as early in the morning as possible, coz it...More

Thank sans_gh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on not doing the hike up the mountain to view the more intricate carvings. Jumped out the car and had a quick look along the river bed beside the carpark on the way to the Kulen Waterfall.

Thank alex j
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best thing to happen to us...enjoyed the trek through the forests at first, and we then came across aome amazing sculptures. Ended with a bath in the waterfalls. This place is a must-do for all travellers who visit Siem Reap.

Thank swayambhu2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hired a private car to see 4 of the temples that are out of Siem Reap, Kbal Spean was one of them. You need to walk on/up/down uneven ground (dirt, tree roots, rocks etc) for 1.5km each way, which makes you quite hot and...More

Thank Rachie D
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Went to visit Kbal Spean in April, during the dry season. Took a 2 hour journey out of town, and took around 30mins to reach the TOP where the carvings were. We were expecting a huge waterfall where we could swim in, but the waterfall...More

Thank Bryan T
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

As you make your way up the hillside, drink plenty of water and don't brave it, take breaks. On reaching the river I wondered why it would be a good thing if it was running full. All the carvings would be hidden from view. In...More

Thank ruthandvern
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Like many others, we found Kabul Spean to be a nice break from the temples. The hike to the stream was challenging but fun. The carvings in the stream bed were very interesting. My top 3 memories of Siem Reap are Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom,...More

Thank Murray J
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We read many good recommendations about Kbal Spean as a nice break from the temples in Siem Reap, but were very disappointed. March is the dry season, so there was very little water and what was there we were told was not clean enough to...More

Thank lilourenco
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The site of a 1000 lingas only comes after walking primarily uphill for 1.5 km through a dusty and uneven path. So be ready for over an hour of that but then it is worth it. The carvings and history of what the kings and...More

Thank Dipen P
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5BJF6
4 February 2018|
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Response from Govindan60 | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in New Angkor River View hotel. A very good hotel. I did not use tuk tuk for sight seeing since my travel agents organised car for entire trip with guide. Kabal Spean is an amazing place to visit with carvings of... More
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Richard D
27 June 2017|
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Response from GarfieldDorset | Reviewed this property |
Hire a tuk tuk at your hotel or hostel take a full day trip to Kbal Spean then go on to lady's Temple and choose 2 other temples for your return trip. It is a 1.5km walk in jungle to get there so most drivers like to do it... More
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WoodsOnVacation
3 June 2017|
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Response from ACCtravellor |
No, but it would be quite hot and tiring. PLUS from the base of the hill you have to climb anyway. And that is for at least 45 minutes. So it's preferable to hire a car.
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