Kirirom National Park
About Kirirom National Park
The Kirirom National Park is located in Kampong Speu in southwest Cambodia in the Cardamom mountain range. It offers excellent cold weather and it is situated above 700 meters from the sea level. It is surrounded by cliffs, pine trees, wooded hills, Buddhist shrines, and splendid views of Cardamom mountains. It is a popular day-trip destination for tourists visiting Phnom Penh, who enjoy the waterfalls, lakes and many species of birds and animals.
Attractions near Kirirom National Park
Popokvil waterfall is situated on Bokor Mountain – a popular destination for tourists in Kampot Province. Famous for its pleasant cool weather and beautifully landscaped hill. The waterfall’s name, Popocvil, in Khmer, means “Swirling clouds” which is absolutely appropriate as almost every time, the waterfall is covered above by a thick mist that makes it look like an amazing scene in heaven.
Phnom Bokor National Park is the most beautiful and most mystical natural park in Southeast Asia. Phnom Bokor National Park was established by Royal decree in 1993. Named after its shape, Phnom Bokor is part of the Elephant Mountain range.
Phnom Chhngok is a temple located close to Kampot in Cambodia. It is the only cave temple in Cambodia and is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The temple ruins are older than the Angkor structures belonging to the Funan era, and it is one of the attractions while visiting Kampot. Phnom Chhngok cave temple is popular among the tourists for its Pre-Angkor period ruins and its remote countryside location surrounded by green fields.
It was one of the tallest peaks in Cambodia. The view from its top is truly astonishing. It is in the eastern part of the Cardamom Mountains. To protect the biodiversity of the mountains, Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary was established in 1993.
This 2538-sq-km sanctuary has the country's highest peak, Phnom Aural, and is just east of the Central Cardamoms National Park. Unfortunately, the area is being destroyed from the south and the east by corrupt land speculation and rampant illegal logging. But also it is one of the main attractions in this area by its flora and fauna.
Phnom Sorsia is home to several natural caves. From the parking area, a stairway leads up the hillside to a gaudy modern temple. From there, steps lead left up to Rung Damrey Saa. A slippery, sloping staircase leads down and then up and then out through a hole in the other side. Exit the cave and follow the right-hand path that leads back to the temple.
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