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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  • I’m disappointed that I didn’t read the most recent reviews! The old casino/building has been completely renovated which the tour company will fail to tell you! We were looking forward to seeing the r...  more »
  • The old casino is totally renovated and it looks like a new building, it is quite disapointing! The whole tour is ok... if you book it in Kampot it ‘s 13 USD and you can visit a couple of “abandoned” ...  more »
  • the building is now as new and very beautiful, but sure you go there to enjoy the fantastic view on the ocean from the top of Bokor  more »
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  • Four stars for the drive and the view. It's so green and the road is brand new. The buildings were interesting enough but nothing amazing. The old casino is a fancy hotel now. The church was cool though. Found some well done graffiti art as well.
  • Really nice place with a rich history. they are still building it but it's amazing to drive through and take some awesome photos. there is a big casino just in front of boker Hill station and there is an old casino which they are rebuilding at this moment. Which you can't enter. There is no gas station up there and people sell very low quality fuel so fuel up before you go up.
  • Rent a motorbike and enjoy the amazing road to get in Bokor Hill Station. Once on the top, you will get to see some more or less impressive ghost buildings from another time (even if not so long ago). Bring snacks with you, you don't get much choice up there. And don't forget to get a full tank before driving up.
  • Want to have a fine afternoon driving in a natural park and enjoy some great views? Go to the Bokor Hill Station in Kampot, Cambodia. The drive up the mountain is very relaxing, no traffic at all, and on the top of the mountain you can have a look at the old casino hotel - currently under cunstruction.
  • What used to be a ghostly ruin is now an almost finished, quite modern-looking hotel. There is really nothing to see here - and hasn't been for months now! I'd avoid the tours offered in Kampot to Bokor Hill Station that have this as the main sight. It might have been interesting a few years ago, but is a complete waste of time and money now! Instead, rent a motorcycle and tour the beautiful countryside, stop by at some (minor) sights along the way...
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