Bokor National Park
The picturesque Bokor National Park, a popular tourist attraction famous for the abandoned French Retreat of Bokor Hill Station, is definitely a must see when you’re in Kampot.
The most popular part of Bokor National Park, Bokor Hill Station, is a collection of structures — royal residence, casino, hotel, and church– built by the French settlers during the 1920s as a refuge from the scorching heat of the Cambodian weather. What remains of the grand structures are creepy, dilapidated buildings often swallowed up in the fog that perpetually covers the entire station. The place may have earned the title “the eeriest place in Cambodia” because of the sight of abandoned buildings and the cool, foggy weather, but Bokor National Park still is a great place to explore thanks to its relaxing greenery, two-tier waterfalls and spots that offer a great vista of the Gulf of Thailand.
Bokor National Park is located at National Highway 3, 8 kilometres from Kampot.
Opening Days and Hours
The park is open anytime, but tourists are strongly advised to visit at daytime.
Entry Fee and Bookings
A fee of KHR 2,000 (USD 0.50) is charged upon entrance.
How to Get There
- Fly to Phnom Penh via AirAsia, Cathay Pacific, Thai Airlines, and Cambodia Airlines.
- From Phnom Penh, you can take a taxi, the bus, or the train to Kampot.
- Hire a van to Bokor National Park.
- Solo Travelers/Backpackers
Time to Spend
Spend at least 3 hours to enjoy the attractions and the sights in the area.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
The best time to visit the park is during the rainy season, a perfect time to see Popokvil Waterfall’s beauty.
Tourists can buy basic refreshments and food from the stalls behind Bokor Palace Hotel. Thansur Bokor Highland Resort also offers a variety of Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese, and Western dishes.
Safety and Fraud
To ensure your safety, keep in mind to always stay on existing paths to avoid the danger of landmines and wild animals.
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Guests can avail accommodations from Thansur Bokor Highland Resort at rates ranging from USD 40 to USD 65 during the weekdays and USD 50 to USD 75 on the weekends.