Bokor National Park
a 1000m plateau, is home to a wide variety of animal and plant
species, spans 1,400 square kilometers. But the park is now under
threat by illegal hunting and logging, and has only 50rangers
to protect it. A new conservation project is now underway and
gives hope to Bokor's future. Rangers are being trained and equipped
to patrol the park and work cooperatively with local communities.
This project needs your help, please do not litter in the park.
Entrance fees are the only source of income for basic operating
costs. Enjoy your visit.
- quote Bokor
National Park -
Bokor National Park is located at the southern tip of the Elephant
Mountains near the Cambodia Viet nam border. It was first accessed
in 1916 and developed later as a famous altitude resort during
the French Protectorate and Prince Norodom Sihanouk regime in
the 60's. The hill station has been abandon twice in its history,
once when the Vietnamese overran the place in the late 40's while
fighting for independence against the French, and then again in
1972 when it was overran by the Khmer Rouge.
This Cambodian National Park was founded in 1993 and it consists
of untouched jungle, waterfalls, rivers and much more. A fabulous
view of both the Cambodian and Vietnamese coast and islands can
be seen form the top as it is 1081 meters above sea level.
the park has been receiving funding to focuses on protection,
monitoring of wildlife and community out reach programs. Since
this program began, poaching of endangered animals and illegal
logging has diminished.
The Hill Station
has only been open to tourist since 1997. It consist of a collection
of French colonial buildings (hotel, church, casino, a royal residence
etc.) constructed in the 1920's. It now resembles a surreal abandoned
mid-western town in an American horror film. This infamous hill
station still has an untouched and mysterious feel to it
station founded by French in 1922 for summer resort,
At the present only church and this hotel "Bokor Palace"
remained of the past.