Jungle trekking in Cambodia – Kbal Spean, the Valley of a 1000 Lingas

During my last visit in 2010 I hadn’t even heard anything about Kbal Spean, but preparing for my second trip to Cambodia I was looking for some such excitement like what the Beng Mealea temple – the Indiana-Jones-jungle-temple – had givenย me last time.

img_0469Kbal Spean is set deep in the jungle 50 kilometers northeast of Angkor. It took for us for about 50 minutes to go there by tuk-tuk. There is no separate ticket, you can use your Angkor Park ticket to enter.

It wouldn’t be so difficult to hike it, it is just 1500 meters, but it goes uphill and there are a lot of obstacles like stones and roots on the ground and the humidity is really high, that is why it was tiring. It was a big challenge for my mother (who is over 70) and for me too but it is not a Mount Everest, so I guess everyone, who doesn’t have serious medical problems can do it.

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Amazing Angkor – (re)discovering the Temples

This was the second time I visited the Angkor Archeological Park, first in 2010 and now in 2016 December. I find it simply amazing and I feel lucky I had the opportunity to see it and also to show it to my mother ๐Ÿ™‚

dec-14_210ggI think you can find many articles about the park if you write in the Google ‘angkor’.ย I Have found some useful webย sites:

Some facts are: There are different 3 types of tickets, 1, 3, 7 day-tickets. The prices so far were 20$, 40$, 60$, but as fas as I know from February 2017 the prices will almost double, now the tickets will cost 37$/62$/72$ (I read it in the Telegraph).
I bought the 3-day-ticket each time. The park is open from early in the morning till late afternoon, you can plan your visits so.

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Catching the sunrise at Angkor Wat

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