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Phnom Kulen and Banteay Srei

Tour Duration: 7 Hours
Location: Angkor
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Visit Phnom Kulen, historically revered by all Cambodians as a sacred place of pilgrimage.

It was the site, then known as Mount Mahendraparvata, that Jayavarman II chose in 802 to proclaim himself a divine universal ruler and marked the beginning of the Angkor period of Khmer history.

It is possible to see some of Kulen spectacular riverbed rock carvings.

Afterwards, stop at Banteay Srei, built in the late 10th century, it is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva. The temple is square with entrances on the east and west. Of main interest are the three central towers which are decorated with male and female divinities and beautiful filigree relief work.

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