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Bokor Hill Station, Kampot

Categories: Ghost Towns, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 440+ 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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  • The Bokor Hill Station looks almost creepy and surreal. Best in Kampot scooter rent and go on your own. Road is in top condition and offers great views.
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  • Locals told me not to go up because of the weather, but eventually I decided to take a tour anyway. I couldn't imagine that the rain up there can be TORRENTIAL.  Mainly we were stuck inside buildings....  read more »
  • A lovely day out in sn air con mini van. The tour starts at 830 snd we got back at 230. Grest views, lots of history and plenty to see. The positions the french built these places in were hand picked ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Great ride! Huge views, but a bit hazy. Lovely cool refreshing air after the heat at sea level. Fun exploring the empty buildings.
  • 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.
  • This place is amazing when the clouds roll in. Check the old tile floors in the guest rooms.
  • Nice views of the coast...nice breeze...otherwise not much to write home about besides failed megalomanic architecturally strange buildings
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