It also has a major symbolic importance for Cambodians as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire, for it was at Phnom Kulen that KingJayavarma II proclaimed independence from Java in 804 CE. Jayavarman II initiated the Devaraja cult of the king, a linga cult, in what is dated as 804 CE and declaring his independence from Java of whom the Khmer had been a vassalage state (whether this is actually “Java”, the Khmer chvea used to describe Champa, or “Lava” (a Lao kingdom) is debated, as well as the legend that he was earlier held as a ransom of the kingdom in Java. See Higham’s The Civilization of Angkor for more information about the debate). During the Angkorian era the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra).
Kbal Spean is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters which hold special significance to Hindus. Just 5 cm under the water’s surface over 1000 small linga carvings are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given that Jayavarman II chose to bathe in the river, and had the river diverted so that the stone bed could be carved. Carvings include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from his navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a waterfall and a pool.
The Samré tribe was formerly living at the edge of Phnom Kulen, quarrying sandstone and transporting it to the royal sites. The Khmer Rouge used the location as a final stronghold as their regime came to an end in 1979.
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First day – Morning : Our car / van driver with English tour guide or our team going to pick you up from guesthouse or hotel doing the trip to the village(temple) and on the way reaching village passing through many villages and our driver will show you something about Khmer (Cambodian) traditional in different way of lives of people living in Cambodia.
Afternoon: Arriving in the village (temple) you are having lunch with our team, after late afternoon our guide taking you around the village(temple)
Evening : Make cooking class (local foods) have cheer some beers/drinks to enjoy the dinner with our team under shadow of moonlight, if available.
2nd day – Morning: Having breakfast the same as local family in Khmer traditional foods, and take a trip back to city and going to your hotel/guesthouse or airport.
>> English tour guide
>> A/C Vehicle: car, van with petrol
>> Parking fees and road tolls
>> Temples pass
>> Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
>> Beverages and towels
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Final Booking and Confirmation
Year round we take a lot of inquiries and often have to turn customers away or recommend other tour guides as my schedule becomes full. For this reason we ask our customers to place a deposit to confirm the arrangements they have made with us. This is only done when we’ve finalized your itinerary. Deposit is confirmation. Deposits are none
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In the event of cancellation, fees will be charged according to the written notice.
1. No show: 100% of the tour package price.
2.Three days before arrival, you will get all your money back.
Note: AST needs to book tour guide, transport and a hotel/guesthouse, in advance. This charge of the cancellation is to compensate the loss.
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