Your tour starts at 6:00 am transfer by car, van or mini bus from the hotel in Siem Reap. Join us on our unique motorbike adventure to the Kulen Mountain and savor a day without tourists and crowded temples. To fully experience the Khmer culture and its history this tour is a must as the Khmer empire was founded on this sacred mountain. Follow your guide on remote parts through the tropical forest, cashew plantations and ancient sandstone quarries. Discover an idyllic Cambodian village, a handful of remote temples, visit a reclining Buddha and swim in the basin of the waterfall.
We are heading to have breakfast in the local restaurant, we will join local villagers for a typical breakfast: noodle soup and iced coffee. You can either enjoy your meal with or without meat.
2. Reclining Buddha
Wat Preah Ang Thom is an active pagoda on top of Kulen Mountain and home to the reclining Buddha carved into the sandstone rock upon which it is built. Take off your shoes, climb the stairs leading to the statue and enjoy the spectacular view over the surrounding forest and countryside.
3. River of 1000 Lingas
1000 lingas is Situated on the southwest slopes of the Kulen Hills and the northeast of Angkor complex, Kbal Spean (also known as the River of a Thousand Lingas’) is an archaeological site of Angkor period attracting many visitors every year. Next, we will see the majestic Preah Kral pagoda with beautiful views of the Kulen Mountain.
4. Bat Cave
Our first stop will be at a sacred cave. Turn on your flashlight and explore a narrow path along mighty stalactites towards a hidden shrine dedicated to ancient Hindu gods. Find out why the hermits living nearby regard the water that drops off the stalactites as holy.
5. Sra Banre(Elephant Pond)
In the middle of the Cambodian forest, you will have an encounter with an elephant and two tigers. Even though some local people believe that tigers still exist on Kulen Mountain, you don`t have to fear any brutal attacks, because you will only come across a life-size stone elephant statue and smaller statues of tigers.
6. Lunch time
Relax in the hut enjoy our package lunch around 12:00 pm.
7. Prasat Damrei Krap ( The elephant Kneeling temple )
This partially restored temple is located deep in the woods and only accessible by foot. It is one of the biggest temples on Phnom Kulen and its centuries-old walls and carvings are only waiting for you to discover them.
8. Poeng Ei Sei ( Hermit Cave )
Motor Dob ride further through the jungle and cashew plantations, you will pause at this atmospheric site of enormous boulders. Your tour guide will show you its unique reliefs and sculptures that are well hidden behind moss and roots.
After a few our driving, Your tour guide will lead you to a waterfall close to the pagoda before heading back towards Siem Reap city. Put on your swimming clothes and take a dip in the pool.