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Start : 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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|| $ 77 USD+ Ticket Including
|| 2 pax = $88/ 3 pax = $110 USD/ 4 Pax = $ 130 USD
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|| $ 45 USD + Entrance fee
| 5 pax
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Phnom Kulen National Park
There is a sanctuary in the area, Phnom Kulen National Park, straddling the districts of Svay Len and Va Rin. Its purpose is recreational and scientific in order to preserve the natural scenic features of Phnom Kulen mountain, like some famous waterfalls. The park is located about 48 km to the north of the provincial town of Siem Reap.
The Phnom Kulen mountain range is located 30 km northwards from Angkor Wat
. Its name means "mountain of the lychees". There is a sacred hilltop site on top of the range.
Phnom Kulen is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia, of special religious significance to Hindus
who come to the mountain in pilgrimage.
It also has a major symbolic importance for Cambodians as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire
, for it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarma II
proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE. Jayavarman II initiated the cult of the king, a linga cult, in what is dated as 804 CE and declaring his independence from Java of whom the Khmer had been a vassalage state (whether this is actually "Java" or "Lava" (a Lao kingdom) is debated, as well as the legend that he was earlier held as a ransom of the kingdom in Java. See Higham's The Civilization of Angkor for more information about the debate).
The site is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters which hold special significance to Hindus. Just 5 cm under the water's surface over 1000 small carvings are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given that Jayavarman II chose to bathe in the river, and had the river diverted so that the stone bed could be carved. Carvings include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu
laying on his serpent Ananta
, with his wife Lakshmi
at his feet A lotus flower protrudes from his navel bearing the god Brahma
. The river then ends with a waterfall and a pool.
Near these mountains is Preah Ang Thom, a 16th century Buddhist monastery notable for the giant reclining Buddha, the country's largest.
tribe was formerly living at the edge of Phnom Kulen, quarrying sandstone and transporting it to the royal sites.
The Khmer Rouge
used the location as a final stronghold as their regime came to an end in 1979. then after get peacefull whole country in 1993 has reopen for visitors!
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