Kbal Spean

If you have had your share of temples, then spending time at Kbal Spean can be a nice alternative. Kbal Spean is located three miles outside of the Angkor Archeological Park, and it can be dated back to the 11th and 12th centuries. Kbal Spean is not a traditional temple, but it is known by the alternative name of The Site of 1,000 Lingas. The linga is typically a religious symbol, and Kbal Spean is a destination boasting countless Buddhist images carved right into the rocks.

Kbal Spean

Although there is no big building to mark the spot, the carvings of Kbal Spear are still considered a Buddhist temple. To get there, visitors will need to hike about a mile through the rain forest, passing boulders and creeping vines along the way. However, the walk is well worth the journey, and Kbal Spean is a magnificent display of 12th century art as well as the stunning nature of the region. Lush greenery, enormous rock formations and flowing water create an atmosphere of verdant solitude, a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.