As I mentioned in my earlier post about Kampot, there’s a national park just a few kilometres from the town, Bokor National Park. Within this park is Bokor Mountain, which offers a roughly 38km ride up twisting and turning paved road, flashing views of the towns below as you climb. Once at the top, you’ll find an old French casino/hotel, which was abandoned while being finished in the 1920’s. It was later inhabited by the Khmer Rouge, only to be again abandoned in the 1990’s.
From the casino/hotel you also happen to get an absolutely breathtaking view of Kampot, Kep, the ocean, and islands both belonging to Vietnam and Cambodia. Here are just a few photos of the beautiful day, though photos certainly don’t do it justice.