Discover the incredible riverbed carvings of Kbal Spean, known as ”The River of a Thousand Lingas”. In the middle of the jungle, sculptures of “lingas”, symbols of the Hindu god Shiva, seem to emerge from the flowing river. The tour is offered after the monsoon season when the water level dips allowing visitors the best views of this natural art museum. From the entrance, we’ll stroll for a half-hour along a shaded path to reach this hidden marvel. We’ll follow the river gazing at these artistic masterpieces created by monastic hermits beginning in the 11th century.
They created these sculptures to honor the gods whom they believed would purify and fertilize the river’s water that was essential for nearby rice fields. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch and continue our journey that will allow us to admire not only the lingas but carvings of cows, frogs and the Hindu gods Brahma, Rama, Vishnu and others. Marvel at man’s creativity and ingenuity alongside the beauty of Mother Nature. Few tourists have traipsed to this archeological site. An ethnologist with the help of a hermit discovered the carvings in 1969. Kbal Spean was opened to the public twenty years later. This tour includes a stop at Banteay Srei, the 10th century temple with intricate bas-relief carvings that honor the deity Shiva.
|Minimum Pax Required||No|
|Inclusions||Free Guide Map of the Tour|
|Exclusions||Accidental Insurance not included|
|Pick-up Points||Hotel pickup (selected hotels only).|
|Duration Period||This package is available from March 1, 2015 to September 30, 2022|
i really enjoyed my trip here!