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The national Park Phnom kulen

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National Park Phnom kulen located in the eponymous mountain range in the province of Siem reap. This area during Angkoriana era was called Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra), where Jayavarman II declared himself chakravartin (Supreme king) and announced independence from Java and founded today's Cambodia.

The hilltop location 56 Angkorian temples made of laterite and volcanic rocks, but most of them are in polarisierung condition.

For tourists nowadays the temples of Prasat Krau Romeas, Rong Chen (the main mountain temple), SRA Damrei (the Lake) and numerous bas-reliefs and carvings. On the top of the hill is Buddhist pagoda and a large sculpture of a resting Buddha with a length of 8 meters, carved from a single piece of Sandstone in the 16th century.

A separate attraction - the waterfall of water, considered sacred, is divided into two parts. The height of the first of four or five meters, the width varies from 20 to 25 m in dry and rainy seasons. The second waterfall is taller and less bowl, water discharge occurs from a height of 15 to 20 meters, the diameter of the pool 10-15 meters depending on the season.