Kbal Spean is the source of the Siem Reap River and is located in a lush mountain about 40 km northeast of Siem Reap. Known for its exquisite stone statues on the river bed and thousands of Linga carvings, Kbal Spean is a typical vestige of reproductive worship. People who are tired of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat Temple may wish to come here to climb the mountain, play with the water, and enjoy the coolness. Compared to the hustle and bustle of Lichee Mountain, it will appear quieter.
The lush water season from July to December is perfect for visiting the Kbal Spean. Because it is far away from the urban area, it usually needs to charter a car to go there, and it belongs to the Angkor Wat “outer circle” tour route. You can take a car about 15 minutes after visiting the Banteay Srei. When you get to the foot of the mountain, you have to walk about 40-60 minutes to reach the top of the mountain. The stone carving river is there. Since you can’t go in around 15:00, it is recommended to come there as soon as possible.
The hiking trails are primitive, but they have been clearly visible to visitors; the trunks along the way are painted in red to guide the right path; there are managers in the mountains who can ask for relevant information. There are dense forests on both sides of the mountain road. There are many roots on the way, and there are many grotesque boulders. During the climbing process, you can overlook the valley below and enjoy the sights.
As you climb the top of the mountain along the meandering jungle trail, you can see the stone carving river. The Vishnu statues and other stone carvings are carved on the upper reaches of the river. Some of the sculptures are covered with moss and look very ancient and mysterious.
There is also a small waterfall under the stone carving river, and the top of the waterfall is engraved with many animal patterns. There is a wooden staircase leading to the bottom of the waterfall, and many people will take photo here.