Phnom Kulen National Park is a National park in Cambodia. It is located in the Phnom Kulen mountain massif in Siem Reap Province. During Angkorian era the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra) and was the place where Jayavarman II had himself declared chakravartin (King of Kings), an act which is considered the foundation of Khmer Empire.
Chup Preah is the plain spot where having cool water flows and is located at the mountain’s valley. Next to it, there is a rare big tree of Cham Pa having 0.7 meter diameter and 15-meter height. At Chup Preah, there is a big Buddhist statue and many other small statues made during 16th century.
Linga 1,000 is located on the mountain, along the Kbal Spean River, which is tributary of Siem Reap River and has a lot of figures of Yoni and Linga spreading out at the bottom of the river.
Terrace of Sdach Kamlung is a plain terrace having a small ruined temple made of solid brick at the middle; the study proves that the terrace was covered by lava for hundreds years.
Preah Ang Thom is an 8 meter tall statue of the reclining Buddha reaching nirvana. The statue is carved into a huge sandstone boulder. Preah Ang Thom is the sacred and worshipping god for Phnom Kulen. There are also two big trees of Cham Pa at nearby. Besides Preah Ang Thom, there are Chhok Ruot, footprint of Preah Bat Choan Tuk , Peung Chhok, Peung Ey So and Peung Ey Sey.
There are two main waterfalls in Phnom Kulen
First waterfall: 4-5 meter tall and 20-25 meter wide during the dry and rainy seasons respectively.
Second waterfall: 15-20 meter tall and 10-15 meter wide during the dry and rainy seasons respectively.