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Bokor mountain is closed

  • emzet

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    Sad but true, the Bokor mountain close to Kampot is closed. Some say because of corrupt police some say because of road maintenance... So Kampot is only good for buying pepper as I like trekking... If you buy , buy at blissfulguesthouse to get a fair trade pepper, or cheap at the new market...

    #1 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 18:52

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    Wow... I guess I'm glad to have traveled that horrible, horrible road up to the top when I had the chance. My ass was sore for days.

    #2 Posted: 30/12/2008 - 21:36

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    I've heard mixed reports on this -- that the occasional groups are still getting up there...

    idreamofdurian - I fell asleep on that road -- further proof I can sleep anywhere!

    #3 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 07:11

  • emzet

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    Yea, I tried it to do in Kep and Kampot but none could get up there. If there is a possibillity to get to Bokor Casino please write it down cause I was asked several times now...would be interesting for many travellers...

    BTW I rounded rabbit island on my own, so I had my trekking. But nothing compared to Bokor I know.

    #4 Posted: 31/12/2008 - 17:54

  • CunningMcFar

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    ha! I also nodded off briefly on the road up, in the back of the Sok Lim Tours pick-up...I think the bumpy rhythm of the road put me in a trance

    #5 Posted: 30/1/2009 - 00:29

  • CunningMcFar

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    emzet~
    did you try contacting Sok Lim Tours in Kampot?
    www.soklimtours.com

    #6 Posted: 30/1/2009 - 00:34

  • mrparanoid

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    Any news on Bokor?

    #7 Posted: 8/6/2009 - 15:57

  • TS77

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    My partner and I got up to Boker Hill in the last week of June 2009. We managed this by car all the way up though apparently this full access was only because of a religious festival associated with a shrine at the summit. Driver and guide was through the Wild Orchid travel agency in Kampot. Definite highlight of the three month South East Asia trip.

    #8 Posted: 5/9/2009 - 00:51

  • tuktuk82

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    I am pretty sure that D-tours at 'Whats Hot in Kampot' wine bar can organise trips. Not 100% sure because the situation keeps changing but if you ask there they should be able to point you in the right direction. '

    #9 Posted: 15/10/2009 - 02:38

  • tuktuk82

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    I am pretty sure that D-tours at 'Whats Hot in Kampot' wine bar can organise trips. Not 100% sure because the situation keeps changing but if you ask there they should be able to point you in the right direction. '

    #10 Posted: 15/10/2009 - 02:38

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  • dlindsle

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    I just came down off of Bokor yesterday (5/4/2011). We went to Sok Lim Tours and spoke with Jack. He speaks English and was helpful. We got in a Sok Lim van about 8:00 am the next morning, drove to the Bokor entrance. There we switched from the van into two large trucks with benches in the truck bed operated by the park (or the construction company that seems to run the park now). No other vehicles are allowed up, We drove half way up the mountain, went on an hour walk uphill through the jungle, then drove the rest of the way to the casino ruins. The road is now paved almost the whole way. They fed us a great hot lunch. We jumped out of the tour there, and walked the half mile from the casino to the lodge and stayed there two days. The lodge part can be very very tricky. First of all, it's often foggy up there, and if you don't know where the lodge is you will never never find it in the fog. Second of all, the lodge is kind of derelict. There are construction workers living in it, so there are only a few rooms open. Our room had a family of energetic rats living under a pile of equipment. There's electricity from sunset to about ten at night, but only one room had a lightbulb, and there's running water for maybe an hour in the evening. There's no food, so you have to bring your own. There are bunkbeds with bottom sheets.
    It's extremely difficult to get up there without being part of a tour. We eventually did, but only with a stamped letter from the Director of Parks in Phnom Penh.

    #11 Posted: 6/5/2011 - 09:16

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