Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Phnom Kulen(Kulen Mountain), Cambodia

Phnom Kulen(Kulen Mountain), Cambodia 30.4.08

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.

Other site:

Cambodia Trip~Angkor Wat, The Bayon, Neak Pean, Pre Rup

Cambodia Trip ~ 2nd day ~ Angkor Wat, The Bayon, Neak Pean, Pre Rup


Date: 27th April 2008