Preserving history on Bokor Hill Station - Khmer Times

Photo about Ruins of old French casino building in Bokor, Cambodia. The main attraction in Bokor National Park is the old French hill station at 1,080m. Image of archaeology, adventure, kampot - 98057675 Preserving history on Bokor Hill Station. By Sum Manet / Khmer Times Share: The old hotel on the top of Bokor mountain. KT/Alan Kirk. The Kampot tourism authority has been conserving and restoring Bokor Hill Station: Old abandoned casino - See 743 traveller reviews, 435 candid photos, and great deals for Kampot, Cambodia, at Tripadvisor. Jutting above the southern coastline of Cambodia on the Bokor plateau near the provincial town of Kampot, the old Bokor casino was a playground of the worldly elite in the 1950s. Beyond Road Signs Places to Go Bokor Hill Station is now a popular tourist attraction, sitting on national park land. Although not even 100 years old, the hotel looks like a moss-cloaked ancient ruin. According to locals, the Palace teems with the spirits of those who gave their lives to build it. Very few old photographs of the Bokor hotel have survived, he said. The history of Bokor. Bokor’s Palace Hotel, which opened its doors on Valentine’s Day in 1925, has a remarkable history. Royal University history professor Vong Sotheara said that the history of Bokor is so gloomy that he had never even wanted to see the mountain. The Le Bokor Palace Hotel, commonly known as the Old Casino on Bokor Mountain, has been renovated by Sokha Hotels and Resorts and will likely reopen to welcome tourists early this year. Bokor Hill Station: Old abandoned casino - See 743 traveler reviews, 435 candid photos, and great deals for Kampot, Cambodia, at Tripadvisor. The buddhe statue itself is well visited and certainly a tourist spot, while the old casino, at least in the morning, was less visited. On the other hand, restauration and construction takes away the charme of the old building and history. We expected it to be a bit more in old status, but had a blast with the curves up and down. The view itself is breathtaking when standing 1000m above sea! “I think the history of the old church, together with the location, would make this a very special and unique event,” said Gerd Beurich, the general manager of the mountain’s recently built new hotel and casino, the Thansur Bokor Highland Resort. The former house of worship – with graffiti-covered walls, urns of burning incense and a sign for potential squatters that warns, “No

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