Phnom Kullen Mountain

Phnom Kulen, also romanized as (Phnom KoulenPhnum Kulén or Koulen Mountain) (Khmer: ភ្នំគូលេន, meaning “Mountain of Lychees”) is a mountain range in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Rather than a hill range, Phnom Kulen is an isolated chain of small mountain plateaux of moderate height lying south of the Dângrêk Mountains. The range stretches for about 40 km in a WNW – ESE direction and is located some 48 km north of Siem Reap.

Its highest point is 487 m and its height is quite regular, averaging 400 m all along the range.

Geologically Phnom Kulen is formed of sandstone. It was important as a quarry in Angkorian times, the major quarries being located in the southeastern angle of the massif. Read More…