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Bokor Hill Station and Abandoned Casino

Bokor Hill Station in Preah Monivong National Park, Cambodia was built in the 1920s by French colonists wanting to escape the heat and humidity of the capital Phnom Penh. The main feature of the resort was the Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino. Because of the remote mountain location, building the resort was labour intensive and nearly 900 people lost their lives during construction.

Besides the Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino there was a post office, shops, church and royal apartments. At the time of its operation it was known for its luxury and grandeur and was one of the crown jewels of France’s South East Asian colonies.

Posted by TheJohnsons 23:55 Archived in Cambodia Tagged architecture park monument travel vacation hotel mountain palace town cambodia kampot crossing city building hill down lonely national casino old road french station asian asia antique border tourism ghost game landmark structure khmer entertainment rust leisure ruin cambodian bokor exterior rusty abandoned activity entry decay background bet betting addiction crumbling

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