The Bokor National Park

The Bokor National Park is located at the southern tip of the Elephant Mountains near the Cambodia Vietnam border. The park was first accessed in 1916 and a casino and hill later on the top of the highest.

It was a famous altitude resort during the French Protectorate and Prince Norodom Sihanouk regime in the 1960’s. The hill station has been abandon twice in its history – once when the Vietnamese overran the place in the late 1940’s while fighting for independence against the French, and then again in 1972 when it was overran by the Khmer Rouge.

The gutted remains of the casino can be seen on a visit to the peak, which also offers fabulous views of both the Cambodian and Vietnamese coastline and the many islands which can be seen form the top as it is 1081 meters above sea level.

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