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While the decaying structures and overgrown temples of Angkor Wat remain among the most popular destinations in Siem Reap, the rare collection of stone carvings along the Stung Kbal Spean River, typically known as simply Kbal Spean, continues to bring art and archaeology lovers outside the city and beyond Angkor.

The impressive carvings that line the riverbed, also known as the "River of a Thousand Lingas", pay homage to the Hindu god Shiva. During the 11th and 12th centuries, artisans chipped away at delicate sandstone leaving intricate phallic symbols, mythological creatures and religious images along the shores. Visitors must trek two kilometers up rocky, uneven terrain to spy the hand-carved statues. Some argue the hike is more trouble than it’s worth, but most agree that travelers seeking to connect with nature and explore Cambodia’s rich and colorful history will appreciate a trip to Kbal Spean.

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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Day Trip from Siem Reap

Cambodia's rich history is an essential part of any trip. On this tour, which avoids the large crowds at Angkor Wat, you'll enjoy an opportunity to see Khmer art and architecture from the 10th to 12th centuries, including rock relief carvings along the banks of the Siem Reap River that many tourists miss. Taking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time to ask your guide about the history and meaning of the carvings.
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  • 8 hours
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$76.93
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$76.93
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Angkor Wat Admission Ticket

Angkor Wat Admission Ticket

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Save the hassle of visiting the ticket office by buying your 1-, 3-, or 7-day Angkor Archaeological Park pass in advance. Rather than waiting in line to purchase your pass on the day—particularly inconvenient if you’re heading to Angkor Wat for sunrise—your pass is delivered to your hotel the night before your visit, meaning you can go directly to temples such as Ta Prohm and Banteay Samre without wasting time.
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  • 1 to 7 days
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$59.89
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$59.89
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Angkor Wat & Floating Village 3-Day Private Tour

Angkor Wat & Floating Village 3-Day Private Tour

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3-day guided private tour to visit the main highlight of Siem Reap: Day 1: visit Ta Prohm which is in the jungle where Tomb Raider II was filmed, Bayon temple in the center of Angkor Thom with many faces and, the world’s largest religious site, Angkor Wat. Dinner with cultural performance. Day 2: visit Preah Khan, the most beautiful carving temple named Banteay Srei and trek up to the Kbal Spean (the river with one thousands Linga. Day 3: visit the Roluos group and the floating village on Tonle Sap lake.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$198.98
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$198.98
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Angkor Wat 4 Day Tour Package

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Angkor Wat 4 Day Tour Package

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This package is designed for those who would like to discover the best temples outside Angkor complex. This is a flexible package giving you the structure of an itinerary, but allowing you to set your own pace. This is based on you purchasing a 3 day temple pass Highlights See Angkor Wat and the best temples outside the Angkor complex too Travel comfortably between sites with transportation organized for you Save hours of research time and enjoy having a full schedule taken care of A private tour ensures a more personalized experience
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$344.00
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$430.00
$86.00 savings
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$344.00
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$430.00
$86.00 savings

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre Tour

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei, and Banteay Samre Tour

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Go beyond Angkor Wat and explore the countryside of Cambodia on a private tour. Hike up to Kbal Spean and see the “River of 1000 Lingas,” visit the “Citadel of Women” also known as Banteay Srei to learn about the history of the Khmer people, and stop at the 12th-century Hindu temple of Banteay Samre built in the same style as Angkor Wat over the course of the day.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.11
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$64.11
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Private 04 Day Tour in Siem Reap Region

Private 04 Day Tour in Siem Reap Region

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What you get from this itinerary is a comprehensive experience on all ancient structures which are listed as world heritage sites in Cambodia. These are:Life on water, people, flooded forest, markets, arts and crafts, shopping, carvings, architecture, history, roots, trees, giant enigmatic faces, forest, sunset views, active exploration, jungle, nature, waterfall and away from crowds exploration. •Sites you will visit: Angkor Thom, South Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Pre Rup, Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Jungle Temple, Koh Keh group, Handicraft Center and Floating village on Tonle Sap.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$217.44
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$217.44
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Private Bonteay Srei, Kbal Spean & Beng Mealea Temple Tour

Private Bonteay Srei, Kbal Spean & Beng Mealea Temple Tour

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The private Kbal Spean, Bonteay Srei and Beng Mealea tour is created very special for the travelers who has another day trip and want to experience the temples out of the Angkor complex, by the way, they will get a good experience to do the trekking tour up to the mountain about 3 km. It is the best way to stay close the nature and also the best way to avoid the big crowds. Tourists are able to experience too many places such as: the must-visit temples, natural jungle, animals, trekking, 3D carvings and nice spots for taking picture etc. This tour also brings vacationers to learn and discover about the local authentic city, rich cultures, histories, architectures, religions and the life of the Cambodian people. It is the best experiences which travelers should not miss when they come to visit Siem Reap.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00
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Private One Day Tour to Lady Temple & Kbal Spean

Private One Day Tour to Lady Temple & Kbal Spean

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Put on your walking shoes and discover the Cambodian jungle! Hidden from the beaten track lies Kbal Spean with the “River of Thousand Lingas” and an impressive waterfall in rainy season. To get to the top of Kbal Spean and appreciate the intricately carved stone river bed you have to conquer a fairly steep incline, but fear not – the path is well worn and the biggest obstacles and boulders are overcome by series of well maintained wooden staircases, yet at least medium level of fitness is required for this 3km jungle walk. On your way back you will visit a small temple of Banteay Srei well known for its beautiful delicate carvings in warm pink sandstone. This late 10th century structure is fairly compact and very different from other Angkorian temples. To round off your day you may also visit Banteay Samre – a larger temple which is often overlooked by tourists and looks gorgeous in late afternoon light. Travelling back to Siem Reap and drop off at hotel.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00
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Three-day tour Discovering Angkor Wat and Floating Village

Three-day tour Discovering Angkor Wat and Floating Village

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Embark for a three-day private tour to discover and explore the magnificent and enigmatic Angkor Wat temples, Banteay Srey’s hidden gems and Siem Reap area including Kompong Phluk floating village on the TonLe Sap lake. On Day two, explore “the citadel of women”, a more remote temple which really worth the visit, located in Banteay Srey, around 36 kilometers north-east of Siem Reap. The visit will be followed with a sight of the Kbal Spean Waterfall and the River of 1 000 linga before headed back to Angkor Wat main complex. On Day three, discover Cambodian’s traditional life on TonLe Sap lake by visiting the Kompong Phluk floating village. you will head back to Siem Reap’s main touristic interest such as the old market, the Angkor museum and a visit to the Artisans d’Angkor where you will be invited to create your own stone carving. This three-day tour is a great combination of temples, countryside and culture reflection of the Cambodian lifestyle.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.42
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$156.42
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Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Grand Circuit

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This is a private tour for you and your group only. The tour is very flexible to adjust your traveling time and we guarantee there is NO hidden cost. We use our good experience tour guide to take care of your journey.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29
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Banteay Srey ( woman's temple), Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea Temple

Banteay Srey ( woman's temple), Kbal Spean and Beng Mealea Temple

We designed this day tour for visitors who look for a tour to see 3 famous remote sites in one day. 1. Banteay Srey temple, is known as woman temple. The special charm of this temple lies in its remarkable state of preservation, small size and excellence of decoration. 2. Cheerful hiking up mountain to see the carvings of Hindu Lords on sandstone riverbed. 3. Beng Mealea, this stunning temple has been left to ruins, still jungle took over and remote location away from Siem Reap town. However, after setting eyes on the temple, you’ll understand why it’s worth the trip.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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$76.93
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All-Inclusive Private Jeep Tour: Wheels of Heritages

All-Inclusive Private Jeep Tour: Wheels of Heritages

This impressive full-day jeep tour takes you on an off-beaten-track journey to non-touristy spots in laid back Cambodia. Hop on our stylish jeep with our local tour guide and make the way out of the city to the fascinating ruins, take in the tranquil ambiance and learn more the ancient history and local culture along the way.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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5-Day Siem Reap and Preah Vihear Tour

5-Day Siem Reap and Preah Vihear Tour

Welcome to PJ Angkor Tour! We are a group of professional English-Speaking Tour Guide in Siem Reap. This is a private 5-day tour of Siem Reap and Preah Vihear province. On the first day, we will see a beautiful sunrise. Then, we visit Bayon, smiling-face temple and Baphuon, the pyramid-shape temple. Ta Prohm or Tomb Raider temple has a stunning view of growing tree on the temple. Second day, we will come to Kbal Spean or the River of 1000 Lingas, Banteay Srei or Citadel of Women and Landmine Museum. On the thirday, we will take a hiking tour to Phnom Kulen national park. We spend our time discover the waterfall, temples, villages and a giant reclining Buddha. After that, we will go to Kampong Phluk, a floating village in Tonle Sap. Bakong is the last temple of the day. It is the first mountain temple, older than Angkor Wat. On fourth day, we will visit Beng Meal or Angkor Wat sister and Koh Ker temple group. We will come back to Siem Reap on day 5.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$448.72
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$448.72
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Private One Day Tour: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples

Private One Day Tour: Kbal Spean, Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples

You are going to Kbal Spean, commonly known as the "Valley of a 1000 Lingas" or "The River of a Thousand Lingas". The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of a sandstone bed rock, and lingam-yoni designs. There are also various Hindu mythological motifs, including depictions of the gods Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi,Rama, and Hanuman, as well as animals (cows and frogs). Break for lunch. Afternoon, we drive back to visit Banteay Srei temple, the pink sandstone construction temple with some of the most beautiful, deep and intricate carving of any Angkorian Temple. Then, visit Banteay Samré, a temple located east of the East Baray. Built under Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style.Named after the Samré, an ancient people of Indochina, the temple uses the same materials as the Banteay Srei. Back to Siem Reap
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$205.13
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$205.13
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5-day Siem Reap deep into Angkor complex temples

5-day Siem Reap deep into Angkor complex temples

This trip will bring you deep knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights of magnificent Angkor temples through 3 days.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.83
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$552.83
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6-day Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor Temples & Floating Village

6-day Phnom Penh & Siem Reap with Angkor Temples & Floating Village

This trip will bring you general knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights: magnificent Angkor temples, and Phnom Penh. Furthermore, we will combine it with a beach relaxation trip at the end of the trip for refreshing yourself after a long discovery.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$802.06
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$802.06
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9-day highlights of Siem Reap Angkor Complex & Phnom Penh

9-day highlights of Siem Reap Angkor Complex & Phnom Penh

This trip will bring you general knowledge about Cambodian history and culture through the highlights: magnificent Angkor temples, and Phnom Penh. Furthermore, we will combine it with a beach relaxation trip at the end of the trip for refreshing yourself after a long discovery.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,220.52
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$1,220.52
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3-Day Private Angkor Wat And Local Village VIP Guided Tour

3-Day Private Angkor Wat And Local Village VIP Guided Tour

Day 1 : Start at 8.00 am. Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom( bayon, baphuon, phimeanakas, terrace of the elephant, terrace of the leper king, suor prat) and Ta Prohm Temple. Day 2 : Start at 8.00 am. Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Banteay Srey and Kbal Spean. Day 3 : Start the tour at 8.00 am. Silk Farm, Monk Blessing and local Village, and Floating Village All of our tour guides and drivers are licensed and years in experience and they are very honest in their careers. This whole program of three days is a combination of the main and must see places in Siem Reap. Two days to study the great background of Cambodia and the last day to touch the real taste of Cambodian present lifestyle.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.59
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$343.59
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Private Tour: Experience Cambodia with Seven Senses

Private Tour: Experience Cambodia with Seven Senses

Experience off-the-beaten-track Cambodia on this unique tour of the country. After an exciting exploration in and around Angkor, head to the remote Beng Mealea, a prototype of Angkor Wat fully overgrown by vegetation. Explore Koh Ker, once the capital of the Khmer Empire, then head to Preah Vihear, by far Cambodia’s most dramatically located temple on the Thai border. Continue to O'Svay on the Lao border and spend overnight in a homestay at a small village. See the Mekong Dolphins. Explore remote villages and pagodas by motorbike, finally explore the hidden backstreets of Phnom Penh and experience the real life of the locals.
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  • 10 days
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$2,580.46
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$2,580.46

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Temple - Private full day with transport

Kbal Spean and Banteay Srei Temple - Private full day with transport

Beat the crowds and visit an off-the-beaten-path part of Siem Reap on a full-day tour of Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean (River of a Thousand Lingas). Perfect for lovers of art, architecture, and nature, this tour provides an insider’s glimpse into the ancient Khmer history and the Angkor empire. Plus, exploring with a guide means you’ll be able to decipher hard-to-find carvings that may otherwise have eluded you.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$92.31
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$92.31
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3 Days Discovery Of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

3 Days Discovery Of Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean

Private 3 days tour Package will take you to the most interesting site including the expansive Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, then onward to Angkor Thom, Bayon and Ta Prohm. In Ta Prohm, get enchanted with the sight of the ruins taken over by tree roots, a demonstration of the awesome power of nature. Visit Banteay Srei is considered as the jewel of all Khmer Art, which is built with distinctively pinkish red sandstone. Built more than 1,000 years ago, Banteay Srei boasts one of the most well-preserved Hindu carvings of Khmer art and 1000 lingars waterfall Kbal Spean
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

4-Day at Angkor Wat & Koh Ker

4-Day at Angkor Wat & Koh Ker

This is a private 4-day tour to explore some best tourist destinations in Siem Reap. On the first day, we will see a beautiful sunrise. Then, we visit Bayon, smiling-face temple and Baphuon, the pyramid-shape temple. Ta Prohm or Tomb Raider temple has a stunning view of growing tree on the temple. On Second day, We will visit Angkor big circuit such as Preah Khan (Holy Sword temple), Neak Pean (coiled-serpent temple), Ta Som and Pre Rup (Turning Body Temple). Then, we will visit a floating village on Tonle Sap lake, the biggest lake in Southeast Asia. On the third day, we will take a trekking tour to Kbal Spean, the river of a thousand Linga. Next, we come to see Banteay Srei, the gemstone of Angkor. This temple is very beautiful with fine carving and pink stones. On the forth day, we will travel to Beng Mealea, the sister of Angkor Wat and Koh Ker group, a hidden-jungle temple. On the way back, we'll stop on the way and have a walking tour in the rice fields.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$320.52
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$320.52
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Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Temple Tour

Kbal Spean & Banteay Srei Temple Tour

Kbal Spean or the River of 1000 Lingams has an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. It is a unique feeling when visiting Kbal Spean because this secret place is hiding in the forest. We will need to go trekking to reach the site while enjoy the view of nature and wildlife. After lunch, we continue our tour to Banteay Srei, the gemstone of Angkor. The temple was built by red sandstone blocks which is the unique of Banteay Srei. Finally, we will visit Banteay Samre, a 12th century temple which share the similarity of Angkor Wat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.06
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$57.06
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1 Day- Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean-1000lingas Waterfall from Siem Reap

1 Day- Banteay Srei and Kbal Spean-1000lingas Waterfall from Siem Reap

The fantastic day adventure to witness remote less touristy attraction; through active hiking to see the riverbed of 1000 linga carvings of Kbal Spean to well-known intricately carved Banteay Srei whose deep carvings & lintels are perfectly remarked and photographed.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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Should I book Kbal Spean tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kbal Spean can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Kbal Spean 2022?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kbal Spean costs USD 51.00. Guided Kbal Spean tours start around USD 51.00 per person.
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