|Phnom Kulen |
Phnum Kulen is considered by Khmer to be the most sacred mountain in Cambodia and festivals. It played a significant role in the history of the Khmer empire, as it was from here in 802 that Jayavaraman II proclaimed independence from Jaya, giving birth to modern-day Cambodia.
|There is a small wat at the summit of the mountain, which houses a large reclining Buddha carved into the sandstone boulder upon which it is build. Nearby is a large waterfall and above it are smaller bathing areas and a number of carvings in the riverbed, including numerous lingas.|
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