Stroll near crystal clear cascades washing over centuries-old rock carvings, investigate the red sandstone architecture of a temple complex at Banteay Srei, and listen to your guide share intriguing commentary as you visit Phnom Kulen and the Valley of 1000 Lingas.
Get picked up from your Siem Reap hotel and enjoy a pleasant drive through pastoral landscapes until you reach the rolling hills that lead into Phnom Kulen's stunning mountains. When you arrive, follow your guide to the Valley of 1000 Lingas where you can explore intricate rock carvings that span the coursing rapids of clear waterfalls. Let your guide explain how each linga is used a representation for the Hindu deity, Shiva, and then continue on to Banteay Srei making a quick detour for a tasty lunch along the way.
Built in red sandstone now weathered to a faint pink, Bantey Srei's 10th-century temples are covered in meticulous designs etched into the soft rock by hand hundreds of years ago. Spend some time snapping photos of these incredible temples before you hop back on your shuttle and return to Siem Reap.