The Most Mystical Natural Park of South East Asia
You must have travelled to many astonishing and jaw-dropping marvels of this planet but this time take Cheap Flights to Phnom Penh and explore the magical and wizardly-site of Bokor National Park which is the most beautiful and picturesque 140 thousand hectare land area of Cambodia. It features the biggest herd of wild elephants and untouched mountain jungle in South-East Asia and thus draws the attention of plenty of people. This park is beautifully settled in the continuation of Elephant Mountains (in Cardamon Mountains or Kravan).
The most stunning and worth-visiting site of the park is the old French hill station that is situated at the elevation of almost 1,000 meters. The station was constructed in 1920, by the French which used it as a pre-air conditioning strategy to retreat from the heat. Its construction is of very much significance as almost 900 lives were lost because of the remote location. The major part of the resort was used as the grand Bokor Palace Hotel & Casino and it also housed the Royal Apartments, church, a post office and a variety of shops. With the passage of time this site has become very notable and was also used as the major location for 2 movies R-Point and City of Ghosts.
There is a tempting waterfall and a temple as well on the site. You will be amazed to see the Black Palace (Veang Khmao) on your way to Bokor Hill Station. It was abandoned a long time ago and was used as the little summer palace of King Sihanouk. Reaching the top that lies at 3540 feet was the most challenging task but now with the construction of a new sealed road, the excursion has become much easier (the journey of 1.5 hours has now been minimized).
The national park begins at almost 250 meters and is densely blanketed with impassable primary jungle. The Bokor Park is encircled with equal plateau at the height of almost 910 meters. You will also spot large herds of elephants and a large variety of monkeys, snakes, foxes and tigers dwell there. Do follow the marked or directed trails and also hire an expert for your assistance. The Ranger station is one famous place that provides the travelers with lodging and boarding facilities and apart from the Bokor Palace hotel, there are various other small set ups that are enough to satisfy your appetites. In addition to animals the park also provides you an opportunity to spot various species of birds like rare chestnut-headed partridge, hornbills and the green peafowl.
Other highlights of the park are the stunning Popokvil Falls and the jungle church. There is no competition to any place, when it comes to spend a night here. The chirping of birds and other amazing sounds of animals is truly attention-seeker. Your trip to Cambodia would not be completed if you would not visit this breath-taking and mind blowing park so this time plan up your holiday-breaks for Bokor Natural Park.