Camping On Kulen Mountain 1 Night, 2 days

Siem Reap known as the land of ancients with it spectacular of the amazing monuments and temples that spread all over the province which was built a decade ago.

When people come to Siem Reap, Angkor Wat temple will be the first thing of their visit. The temple is known as the biggest ancient monument in Asia. However, the beyond of tourist attractions are available as well on many different sides, places, and activities.

You got temples, countryside, boat-trip, circus, and so many more that Siem Reap can entertain you during your stay and visit. In this post, I’m going to show you one of the amazing activity that everyone will absolutely love it.

Siem Reap has one biggest waterfall located on the top of Kulen mountain. Every day there will be hundreds or thousands of tourists and local people going to visit. Most of them would just see the big waterfall, the big buddha statue (reclining buddha) carved on the top of the big rock. Now there are a village, school, pagoda, and some more hidden gem that has just found.

Waterfall at Campsite top of Kulen Mountain

We got over twenty people on this trip, half of us started by cycling from town, some others went by motorbike and the rest went by minivan. Big bus and the Tuk-Tuk is hard to be up there. The gate is open early morning until 12 pm for the entry and for those who want to exit have to get down before 4 pm because it getting gloomy which will be dangerous to drive. If you can be there early then you will get more time for trekking, hiking, exploring before it getting too hot in the afternoon.

We started the trip at 6 am in the morning and got there about over an hour later. Before we arrive at the campsite, we stopped for a quick look at the cliff for the view of mountains, the best place to take a picture.

Trekking – Kulen Mountain

Once we arrived at the campsite, everyone picked their favorite camp at a favorite spot. A small waterfall more like a stream flowing through the jungle behind our campsite, most of us just jumped into the water after we dropped our bag in the camp. Enjoying swimming, jumping from the bridge, and rope until lunchtime calling us.

After lunch, we hopped on the van and drove to the biggest waterfall on the mountain (Kulen Waterfall). It is flowing on the carving thousand linga (Thousand Cocks) down to the bottom, with its beauty and frozen water, make the waterfall look stunning.

Kulen Waterfall

Back at the campsite, we played games with our team and the party was started after dinner. Everybody did enjoy dancing, drinking and played more games. Of course, we off for another swim that night and back to sit for chit-chat in front of a campfire until everyone passed out.

Campfire at night on Kulen Mountain

The next morning came, we all ready for the trekking through the jungle to see the Batcave, Sras Domrei (elephant statues) landed in the middle of the forest. It took us more than two hours back and forth. This is the best part of our trip. We have another lovely lunch before our trip ended.

Sras Domrei (elephant statues)


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