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Bokor Hill Station, Kampot

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Ghost Town Tourist Spot
Colonial history stands out at Bokor Hill Station, a collection of buildings originally established as a luxurious mountainous retreat from the heat for Frenchmen. During its construction in the 1920s, 900 people died due to the weather and work conditions at this remote location. The Catholic church here dates back to its opening in 1925, while other structures, like the casino built in the 1960s, were added on later. This attraction has gone through periods of destruction and abandonment over time, as well as rejuvenation. Until the 1990s, it was the last stronghold of Cambodia's Communist party, Khmer Rouge, but has since been simply a tourist attraction. Using our international travel planner, Kampot attractions like Bokor Hill Station can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went as a day tour from kampot that cost $10 each included lunch and an evening boat trip. Although the sites are not ground breaking (ruins, temples, waterfall) the views are great and I would rec...  more »
  • Perfect ride up, incredible views the whole way, definitely worth hiring bikes, just watch out for the security when you get to the casino  more »
  • The actual place is on a nice location, An old french hote from the 1920's. They are renovating the place now, going to be a hotel again. Surrounding scenery is getting filled with huge hotels  more »
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  • Stunning Drive up the hill and spooky old houses up there - Most has been said, so I just mention the new or extra important information. The entry fee (parking fee) for a scooter is 2000 Riel / 0,5 Cent. The road up the hill is just stunning. I highly recommend to do it on your own by scooter (if you have been driving scooter before). The new casino is a shame, but therefore you have that perfect road. There is just one point, on the other side of the old casino, where you can buy new petrol for scooters and its 50% above average price. From kampot it takes you at least an hour to get to the old casino, have that in mind especially for the way back, when it's getting dark. Last but not least, the old casino can just be viewed from outside the building, because it's closed for renovation. Have fun and enjoy this very special place!
  • Such a cool location and beautiful ride up the mountain. The road is in really good condition and is not steep, so it's an easy ride! We left the top just before sunset and the ride down was incredible.
  • One of my favourite places in Cambodia, visit every time I come here
  • This whole area is super creepy and cool. Easy scooter ride up the mountain on the newly-paved road. Gets cold at the top so bring a layer. Spend a couple hours here!
  • Incredible 1920s building that is free to explore on your own. Very creepy but completely unique experience and worth the drive up especially adding in the church, casino and waterfall!