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Bokor Hill Station, Kampot

(3.2/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It was stormy, rainy and cold on the ride up the mountain, (especially if you get wet), so bring a rain jacket and something warm to wear. The abandoned remains of the Church and Palace Hotel were ama...  more »
  • We ride bikes around the top and it was fabulous. This building was great to see, although be careful on the backside of it as there is a sheer drop that only has a piece of rope to stop you. Be very ...  more »
  • Loved the views and the trip up the hill. The story behind Bokor Hill Station is very interesting as well.  more »
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  • My first visit since 2003. There is now a good quality road to the top and on a good day you get some lovely views of the Gulf of Thailand. But what where they thinking building that monstrosity of a casino on top?! It looks horrific, with the long-abandoned and derelict nearby Bokor Palace Hotel from the 1920s showing a grace and class which the Thansur Bokor Highland Resort will never match. A good day out to be had venturing up and around the hill-station.
  • Great spot for some fantastic views. The drive up to the top is exciting in itself. Definitely recommend renting a moto and doing it yourself. Bring a rain jacket as it gets quite cold and wet the higher up the mountain you get.
  • A good spot for pictures and a nice ride by motorbike. Be careful to thunderstorms. There are heavy there
  • The drive up to here was amazing, especially on a scooter. It can get quite cold and foggy up there but its totally worth it. When the casino first came into view I was shocked and then laughed to myself because it made no sense what so ever.
  • After riding over 1,000km in Cambodia, they road is a motorcyclist dream. Lots of nice corners and no side streets or lanes for the kamakazi Cambodian riders/drivers. Clean cool air up here. Great view. There is lots and lots of money wasted up here. Most buildings are vacant and appear to have been vacant for years. Almost like a ghost town. The only occupied buildings were for the construction workers. There was not 1 car in the big hotel casino parking lot. Most of the visitors went to the water fall to sit, eat and relax. Only kids playing in the water.