Bokor National Park situated 1,081 meters above sea level. It contains a stretch of jungle, with rivers and waterfalls and is also home to ruins of French colonial Bokor Palace Hotel. The park is located at the southern tip of the Elephant Mountains, near the Vietnam border and about 37 km west of Kampot, in southern Cambodia.
As we ascend through the evergreen forest to Bokor we will start to notice bird species not found in other parts of the country. By the time we reach the top of the escarpment, we will be in the refreshingly cool, stunted montane forest. A welcome relief from the steamy hot lowlands we have left behind.
Our key bird targets at Bokor are the near-endemic, Chestnut-headed Partridge and Silver-breasted Broadbill, Long-tailed Broadbill, Indochinese Green Magpie, Great Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill and Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon.
Rather than staying at the only accommodation offered by Sokha’s hotel group, at Bokor Hill Station, we typically travel 40 minutes away to Kampot town. Here there is a variety of accommodation and food to fit every budget.
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