From Siem Reap: Small-Group Phnom Kulen Waterfall Day Tour
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
- Duration: 6 hours
My wife and I had a great time on this adventure that was full of info, some tips and 'secrets' as well as generally had a great time with the host/guide Pol (aka Mr Friday!). It was made especially special because we were the only guests on the tour, picked up by private 'limousine' at our hotel Templation, driving off towards Tonle Sap lake, stopping at a restaurant famous for the Lotus Flowers it also cultivates - learning why the Lotus is such an important flower, how versatile it is. We also heard the tales of the bloody civil war and at times tense situation between the Khmer and Vietnamese families of the lake. Living as they have been for decades, the 900 or so families living on the lake are Vietnamese, yet have no passports and are granted to stay on the lake by the Cambodian government. Had a thrilling time seeing the Crocodiles of the Croc farm before getting to the Queen Tara where we enjoyed our dinner and free flow beverages/alcohol watching the sunset.
A great alternative way to see the temple complex close to Siem Reap. PROS: you get a bit of exercise, get to see bits of the complex most other tourists on tours don’t see, cycle through the jungle. CONS: you miss a few of the the more minor standard tourist sites such as the Elephant Terrace. But I had a 3 day pass so can go there with a tuk tuk like the rest of the world another day. my guide Li Lyhin Was excellent, well informed and very hospitable. He paced the ride perfectly to meet my pace. We also had a tasty breakfast and lunch and plenty of snacks, water and cold towels.
Really great fun would definitely recommend it. I was luck to be only one booked for the afternoon tour. After showing I could ride the bike. A Honda dream 125cc bike we set off on dirt tracks. Through country side you would not find yourself. Really enjoyed it seeing rural Cambodia. It was a circular trip and some road work in traffic but the guide was great so just a case of following him. You will get dirty as the roads are all very dusty but well worth it if you want to get out of the city. Pick up was by motorcycle too
I wasn't sure if I would really like this show but in fact it was very good and I enjoyed it very much. The dancers were so graceful and talented. Their feet and hand movements were perfect. They told some lovely stories in dance. The dances went perfectly with the music and the drums particularly made an impact. The costumes were beautiful. The buffet food on offer was very enjoyable and there was plenty to choose from. All in all, if this is your cup of tea, I would highly recommend this cultural dance show.
This was a wonderful day. The guide was explaining anything in detail, he also sensed, when I needed information and gave good hints what to do at the temples and what to avoid. Very helpful and I will hope, that once I am coming back, this will be the same experience again.