Located in the highlands of the Damrei Mountains, most of this national park is located 1,000 metres above sea level, with the highest peak being Phnom Bokor – which is 1,080 metres and the namesake of the national park as a whole.
This immense national park in Kampot Province covers an area of 1,400 km² and incorporates mountains, ruins and old French colonial settlements – making it an awe-inspiring place like nowhere else in the world.
The Bokor Hill Station is one of the most talked-about places to visit in Bokor National Park. Built by French colonialists in the 1920s, Bokor Hill Station refers to a collection of buildings built by the settlers, which were designed to collectively form a luxurious mountain resort. The hill station was only used for less than 30 years before it was abandoned due to the Indochina War. It was used again for a short time in the 1960s before the Khmer Rouge took over the area in the 1970s. Nowadays, many of the buildings are abandoned and accessible to view by curious visitors.
One of the most popular ruins in the Bokor Hill Station area is the Catholic church, which was constructed when the French colonists first arrived in the 1920s. Surrounded by verdant jungle scenery, this brick church is an unusual sight in an otherwise remote Cambodian region. As well as a remnant of times past, this spot also offers magnificent views over the national park.
In addition to the two most famous buildings, Bokor Hill still has many abandoned buildings tinged with history and nature, as well as a temple and a giant Buddha for tourists to explore.
According to mrlinhadventure.com