Friday, 2 March 2012

Bokor Hill Station

By Sanne

Bokor Hill Station was built in the 1920's as a resort by the colonial French settlers to give them an escape from the heat and humidity of lowland Cambodia. 900 people died in the 9 months it took to build it. Up until the early 1990's it was still one of the last strongholds for the Khmer Rouge. Now the entire area is being revamped with hotels, casinos and golf courses being built across the entire plateau. All in the middle of a national park! But that just shows the priorities of the Cambodian government - money.
It was a nice ride up and we enjoyed the cooler weather at the top as Cambodian temperatures and humidity had become unbearable. Up the top clouds moved in on us and at one point we drove in almost complete blindness...

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