Introducing Bokor National Park
This 1581-sq-km national park is famed for its abandoned French hill station, refreshingly cool climate and lush primary rainforest. Threatened animals that live in the park include the tiger (photographed in the last decade with camera traps), leopard, Indian elephant, Asiatic black bear, Malayan sun bear, pileated gibbon, pig-tailed macaque, slow loris and pangolin.
A new road up to the old hill station has been completed and is open to the public, while an ambitious resort project at the summit, including a golf course and casino, was well under way when we visited. The big construction works undoubtedly spoil the ambience at the hill station, but the day and overnight treks that have long been a staple of tourism in the park remain popular.
Bokor National Park destination guides
Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor Wat Cycle
Cycle backroads, through small local villages, as we journey from bustling Ho Chi Minh City to the exquisite temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Ultimate Cambodian Adventure
No matter where you travel in Cambodia, the past is always present. History, both ancient and modern, is everywhere here; whether you’re cycling in the shadows of the mighty Angkor Wat, wandering the streets of cosmopolitan Phnom Penh or exploring the Irrawaddy in search of river dolphins, you can’t escape the pull of time that shaped—and continues to shape—this arresting land.