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Why Phnom Bokor National Park is special ?
140 thousand hectare of untouched mountain jungle, it is the biggest herd of wild elephants in Southeast Asia. This park is one of the most beautiful parks in Cambodia that beginning somewhere with 250 metres it is densely covered by almost impassable primary jungle. Flora and fauna here are diverse. Also, the national park is closed with some destination on the Bokor Hill such as Bokor Hill Station, Popokvil Waterfall and Phnom Chhngok Cave Temple.
What to explore at Phnom Bokor National Park?
You will have a wonderful experience when visit the beauty of nature here with a number of animals and plants such as elephants, tigers, foxes and monkeys, so on. Walking at the top of the Phnom Bokor is an old temple that you can visit its interior and observe a spectacular view from the top of this hill.
How to get to Phnom Bokor National Park?
The turn off to the park is located 8km from Kampot and 95km from Sihanoukville on National Route #3. The main entrance and park headquarters are about 1 km from the main road. From there it is another 32km uphill to reach the summit.
As of October 2008, the road to Bokor was officially closed due to construction of a new road by the Sokimex,however in 2012 the road was finished & now it takes just 1 hour to arrive from Kampot.It is still possible to arrange a trip through local travel agents for around 8 US$/including lunch. Trekking tours for US$18-$20 can be booked in town, including lunch. As in August 2012,there's a direct A.C bus from the "Thansur Bokor Highland Office" in Phnom Penh that takes just 4 hours & costs US$ 10/Pax at 7:30 A.M & 13:30 P.M.
The same direct A.C bus goes from the "Thansur Bokor Highland Resort",in Bokor Hill Station, to Phnom Penh at 8:30 A.M & 3:30 P.M.
This is the address of the office in Phnom Penh: Corner street 154 and 13(Near Kandal Market) Sangkat Chey Chumneas Khan Daun Penh,Phnom Penh
Tel:-097-819-7777 / 097-729-6666
There is also Bus Station in Kampot to Thansur Bokor Highland Resort; depart at 10:30 A.M & 4:20 P.M. and return at 8:30 A.M & 3:30 P.M.
Tel: +855 89 908 417
- Nice view with very strong wind
- Beautiful park
- Bikers paradise
- Really interesting trip
- It is worth to spend time
Tips for you
Luckily I read the reviews before going on this trip and we hired a scooter for the day. We had an amazing experience, enjoying the historical sights and the views (and dare I say it, the new casino for a snack, and immaculate toilets). The road is the best I have seen in Cambodia, and as someone said earlier, if we could have got hold of a big motorbike we'd still be travelling up and down! I enjoyed the old church, the outside looked amazing, the inside was, er, interesting. However, if you climb a little at the back you are rewarded with magnificent views. The old casino was a let down, the Chinese have plastered the whole thing so none of the history is there left to see; it was interesting to walk around though. Explore the roads, there are some interesting things to see along the way. Wat Sampov Pram has some great buildings, and again some amazing views. The waterfall was just a trickle - but it is the end of the dry season. Cooler than the bottom but still hot (where were the clouds when we needed them?). Yes, there is lots of construction going on, but look further than this and enjoy the amazing mountain!