Guest article for Omnivagant – Motorbike through Bokor Hill National Park
A little while ago I wrote a guest article for Omnivagant's "The Ultimate Southeast Asia Bucket List – 80+ Things To Do" about one of my incredible experiences in Cambodia.
Motorbike Through Bokor Hill National Park
When in the southern part of Cambodia, you should not miss out on a trip to Bokor Hill National Park. While you can easily book a day-trip and go with a group or even in a private car, I can only recommend renting a motorbike and exploring the National Park at your own pace and stop wherever you want to. The roads of about 32km to the top have been recently renovated, which makes the ride up Bokor Hill very enjoyable.
Next to the picturesque landscape, winding roads and breathtaking views over the town of Kampot, the countryside and on the coastline, there are a few stops worth making on the way. For example, there is the Popokvil waterfall (most impressive in rainy season), the Black Palace (Damnak Sla Khmao, an abandoned summer palace of King Sihanouk) and the eerie old Catholic Church.
Once you reach the top of the hill you won’t only be rewarded by stunning vistas, but also by the abandoned casino that was built during French colonisation in the 1920. To get there, beautiful town of Kampot is a good place to start, as its only about 8km from the entrance of the park.