Bokor Hill Station, Kampot

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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. Put Bokor Hill Station and other Kampot attractions into our Kampot road trip site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Curvy roads, beautiful roads and views will make you enjoy your motorcycle ride up if you have the chance to. This is worth getting of the main road to go up and see. Don't miss the other spots around...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    I went to the Bokor National Park and visited the Hill Station. The roads are good to drive and the scenery is magical and kind of surreal with the old casino, the abandoned church and the cloudy sky....  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    It is the highest point overlooking the sea with view uune magnifique.m to do 25km for y access by a beautiful road press you get a hotel last Casino still in ruins.
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  • June 25, 2017
    Stunning and somewhat eerie place with really interesting history! Make sure you check out the cliff views! Note - without fail, almost every afternoon the place becomes surrounded in fog / cloud so if you want crisp photos, head up early!
  • June 29, 2017
    Best seen on a rented moped as the hill station is several spaced out places build by the French but now abandoned, plus one Buddhist temple at the top and one on the way up. Due to the low traffic this is one of the easier places to ride a moped with mostly all the turns given accurate warning signs of their bend gradients, BUT BE WARNED one or two very sharp bends do not have signs so don't rely on the signs alone. The main attraction are the views over the mountain rather than the buildings, which are largely abandoned 1920s french. Unless you're seriously interested in architecture your response will be "meh, kinda cool".
  • April 22, 2017
    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!
  • February 12, 2017
    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.
  • June 19, 2017
    Great photo opportunities when the weather is right, unfortunately is often in the clouds so would recommend checking weather before going

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The conveniently named Guesthouse Street provides a good place for budget-conscious travelers to look in Kampot. Located to the south of a main roundabout, the road offers plenty of guesthouses with both private and shared rooms; these establishments cater to international travelers, many with welcoming cafes just next door. Following the river north and south of the main town leads to other accommodations, including resorts of luxury private bungalows, and some eco-friendly lodges with well-maintained grounds and particularly friendly staff.
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