Kulen Mountain National Park


Phnom Kulen / Kulen Mountain

Phnom Kulen National Park or Kulen Mountain which means “Mountain of Lychees” is considered by Khmers to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia. Located 40 kilometers northeast of Angkor Wat and the beautiful town of Siem Reap, Phnom Kulen is a holy mountain which serves as a place of pilgrimage on weekends and special occasions. It stretches over an area of 25 by 10km and is covered by a chain of small mountain plateaus.

Phnom Kulen is believed to be the birthplace of the Khmer Empire where King Jayavarman II was crowned as ‘God-king’. At present, Kulen Mountain is a favorite spot among Cambodian families for weekend get aways and special holidays. This is where families usually gather together and the place where visitors go for outdoor activities.

Phnom Kulen Entrance Fee

Khmers can get through Phnom Kulen for free while foreign visitors have to pay US$20 to enter. The tickets can be purchased at the site before entering the park. Please do take note that the US$20 entrance fee to Phnom Kulen is different from the standard Angkor temple pass, and is valid only on the same day.


What to see?

+ Phnom Kulen Waterfalls
+ Reclining Buddha
+ The River of A thousand Lingas
+ Pagoda 

Siem Reap to Phnom Kulen – How to Get There

Phnom Kulen is about two hour drive from Siem Reap town and the most convenient way to get there is by car, by van.or by Jeep Tour. By private tour will be cost a bit hight. We do have sharing tour (join tour) everyday going with the best price only US$35 per person inlcuded entrance fee, Please feel free to contact us tours@warmbedhostel.com