The once-abandoned French retreat of Bokor Hill Station (កស្ថានីយភ្នំបូកគោ), inside the 1581 sq km Bokor National Park, is famed for its refreshingly cool climate and creepy derelict buildings that had their heyday during the 1920s and 1930s. On cold, foggy days it can get pretty spooky up here as mists drop visibility to nothing and the wind keens through abandoned buildings. Appropriate, then, that the foggy showdown that ends the Matt Dillon crime thriller City of Ghosts (2002) was filmed here.
These days the hill station is becoming more famous for the Thansur Bokor Highland Resort, the ugly modern casino that blights the summit. It's part of a huge development project that includes a golf course (or, given the mist, a spot-the-ball competition?) and numerous holiday villas on sale at speculative prices.