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Bokor Hill Station, Kampot
(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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  • We took a scooter ride to Bokor Hill Station, and this is in itself really good. The stunning views, jungle and monuments en route will give you great photo opportunities. Near the summit of the hill,...  more »
  • The view over the jungle, back to the coast is spectacular. The floor tiles are the only indication of its former grandeur; otherwise, it's just a hollow concrete shell with a dark history (read about...  more »
  • The clouds often pass on the hotel which creates a very strange atmosphere on the site. Visit interesting always if you are amateur photography. The visit to the former hotel casino leaves room for imagination. If I remember correctly, this hotel has been created by rich french settlers in height to avoid the fiery heat, which was abandoned at the beginning of the Khmer Rouge
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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.