Preah Monivong Bokor National Park
MPreah Monivong Bokor National Park is a national park located in southwestern Cambodia, in Kampot Province near the border with Vietnam. It covers an area of 1,580 square kilometers and includes a range of hills that rise up to an elevation of 1,080 meters. The park is named after King Monivong of Cambodia, who established the area as a national park in 1993.
Bokor National Park is known for its unique and diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the Eld's deer, clouded leopard, and Asiatic black bear. It is also home to several waterfalls, including the Popokvil waterfall, which is a popular tourist destination.
The park was historically used as a retreat for French colonizers during the early 20th century and many old colonial buildings, including the Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino, can still be found within the park. The area has since become a popular tourist destination for its natural beauty and historical significance.
Visitors to the park can enjoy a range of activities such as hiking, camping, and wildlife watching. The park can be accessed from Kampot, a nearby town known for its pepper farms and scenic riverside setting.