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Waterfalls near Siem Reap

Siem Reap Waterfalls

There are not that many waterfalls near Siem Reap, sadly. The area is very flat, so water doesn’t really have that far to fall on its way towards the massive Tonle Sap Lake. However, the mountains of the Phnom Kulen National Park to the north of the city are the source for some of the waterways which wind around the temples and town on the plains.

Only about an hour’s drive from Siem Reap, the waterfalls in the area are well worth a visit. Their beautiful settings and fresh, cool water make them a refreshing change from the stuffy Angkor temples and dusty Siem Reap streets. Check out the Siem Reap waterfalls below for a wonderful daytrip option.

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Phnom Kulen Waterfall

Sometimes spelt as Phnom Koulen, there are actually two waterfalls here. The first stage is about 5 metres tall and can be as wide as 25 metres across, during the rainy season, while the second and more picturesque stage is nearby 20 metres tall and 15 metres wide. The second stage is naturally the most popular, Read More...

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Kbal Spean Waterfall

The banks and bedrock of the Kbal Spean River are famous for having been carved with 1,000 lingas – phallic religious symbols – as well as representations of Buddha and Buddhist imagery. The rocky, downhill nature of the river means that it technically qualifies as a waterfall, but you shouldn’t go expecting the sort of epic Read More...

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