The Phnom Kulen National is a national park in Cambodia. It is located in the Phnom Kulen mountain massif in Siem Reap Province. This national park is considered by Khmers’ to be the most scared mountain Cambodia. This park is very important for the Cambodians. Many visit them on week days or weekends on a public holidays as it is a very popular place. They like to take the whole family to the park to have a picnic and a swim in the waterfall and climb up the mountains to pray at the large resting Buddha. The quaint Cambodian town of Siem Reap is the gateway to the magnificent archeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of ancient Khmer Empire ruins. Most noticeably the 8th wonder of the world. The Anantara Angkor Resort and Spa is situated on this beautiful city of Siem Reap. This spa has exquisite and elegant rooms and suits overlooking a beautiful courtyard and a pool which is inspired by ancient royalty.
On the hilltop of The Phnom Kulen National Park, there are 56 Angkorian temples made of bricks and volcanic stones. There are thousands of phallic symbols carved on a long river bed and is divided into three ports for the Hindu trinity gods. There is a main Buddha statue and many more other statues which are made during the 16th century. The drive up to the mountain, is very worthwhile and has stunning views of the whole area. It is very calm and scenic with beautiful scenery. There are also two main waterfalls, which a beautiful splash and energy spreading to the whole area. The riverbed in Khulen is also naturally clear and clean. The sounds of the waterfalls are so calm and relaxing. Also a walk up to the mountain is quite worth as the view is stunning , with plenty of wildlife to spot along the way and it is great to come across temples, wooden shack type, private homes all suddenly appear along the way.
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