Day trip

Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle

Full-Day Kulen Waterfall and 1000 Lingas Tour

Activity provider: Siem Reap Shuttle

From US$ 48 per person

Explore Phnom Kulen National Park with a full day tour. Visit Kulen Waterfall, the River of a 1000 Lingas, and journey to the top of the mountain to find the world-famous Reclining Buddha. See the beauty of this spiritual place as you wander through.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Pickup included
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Siem Reap.


  • Enjoy the comfortable journey through the countryside up to Phnom Kulen
  • Cool off in the two scenic Kulen waterfalls
  • Walk up to the mountain top to find the world-renowned Reclining Buddha
Full description
Phnom Kulen is considered a holy mountain in Cambodia and is of special religious significance to Hindus and Buddhists. Visit this sacred site and  discover it's beauty. The tour starts with a drive to the foot of the Kulen mountain, the birthplace of the great Khmer Empire in AD 802. Enjoy the breathtaking drive up the mountain, exploring the abundant greenery and the Kulen Waterfall. Take a dip if you wish, or sit back and watch the local families in their sacred homeland. Make your way up the mountain by foot to the River of a Thousand Lingas, a gorgeous river with sophisticated Shiva Linga carvings covering its floor. Get a blessing in the Cambodian way, with the holy water from this sacred river. Continue up to the tip of the mountain to discover the beautiful Pagoda and its world-famous Reclining Buddha at rest. Enjoy your own packed lunch for the day or purchase a traditional lunch at the basic food stalls located near the park. 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by a good quality vehicle
  • Professional English speaking guide (for shared mini-bus option only)
  • Kulen ticket pass (for shared tour option only)
  • Cold towels
  • Bottled water
  • Guide and ticket passes are not included in the private option
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • You must be respectful of the ancient religious grounds
  • The dress code is comfortable and casual
  • The shared tour option is not suitable for infants or kids under 12 years old
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 129 reviews

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Chenda was the BEST guide. He's an archaeologist during the dry season, and knows ancient Cambodian history inside and out. He's also a devout Buddhist, so we learned a lot that we didn't know about Buddhism. The tour itself was excellent and well-paced. There are a lot of stairs, so fair warning. The waterfall was truly amazing - don't be afraid to get in the water up near the actual falls! I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone, especially if you want to get out of super-touristy Siem Reap for a day.

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September 28, 2022

Chenda was an amazing guide. He thoroughly explained about the Kulen Waterfall and 1000 lingas. He also has an extensive knowledge about Cambodia. His love for nature really shows in the way he talks about the mountain. He also takes beautiful photographs and knows just the right angles to take. Thank you the amazing day Chenda!

September 16, 2022

This was a great tour, and a nice addition to the traditional temple tours. Left and came back on time. We couldn't swim at the waterfall as the rain made it strong during the day, but we did enjoy the scene and water splash from proximity. Sok was a great guide. Very engaging, funny and informative. Making sure we're always safe and entertained, and not missing on any specialities or local experiences or nice photo ops. Restaurant on the way back did not seem of great quality and value (there aren't many options on the way), so we opted to have a late lunch in the city. Overall, I do recommend this tour and Sok as a guide, for anyone coming to siem reap.

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September 8, 2022

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