4 days/3 nights PP > Kep > Kampot > Bokor hill station > Sihanoukville > PP (2006)

Discussion in 'Cambodia Road Trip Reports' started by Mactao, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Mactao

    Mactao Member

    To follow the last trip report I posted. I found another one, back in 2006. I took my friend Remy, who had been leaving France for the first time in his life to visit me, on a little adventure :D. We rented 2 Honda XR 250 in Phnom Penh and did the loop PP>Kep>Kampot>Bokor hill station>Sihanoukville>PP. One night in Kep, one night in Bokor and one night in Sihanoukville...

    On the road from PP to Kep...

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    The next morning on the road from Kep to Bokor Hill station. Ok you might be wondering what is that thing on my eye... Actually we were wearing off-road helmets without visors and the evening before, one stupid moscito came right into my eye. I took it off but unfortunatly (this I saw it only when we went back to PP), its leg was stuck under my eyelid. So it was not really painfull but really itchy and annoying, I found a pharmacy in Kep the next morning which gave me some medecine and bandages. To not ruin the holiday of my friend I decided to live with it until we would get back to PP. So I did the rest of the trip with one eye...

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    On the way up to Bokor...

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    Overview of Bokor Hill station on arrival. For those who don't know about this place, it was a built in 1920s as a luxury resort for the colonial French settlers during Indochina. Its been used until late 1940s mainly as an escape from the heat, humidity and wildiness of Phnom Penh.

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    The next morning. The night before some guards of the national park took us with some local booze to experience the old palace and casino by night...

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    Bokor Grand Palace Hotel & Casino...

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    A small temple around there...

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    Some waterfalls on the way down...

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    At that moment, I was behind my friend about 150m and I started to see funny stuff on the track... he forgot to close his bag after the waterfall... his wallet, dead mobile phone, belongings in the bag were spread away on the track... we spent some time collecting all the pieces back...

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    The way down from Bokor...

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    On the road from Bokor to Sihanoukville...

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    Sihanoukville...

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    On the way from Sihanoukville to PP...

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    Last pit stop before PP...

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  3. CBR250

    CBR250 Ol'Timer

    Great pics and adventure thanks.

    I'm considering a week tour of Cambo next month if I get the time and these make it look like some great riding. :)
     
  4. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    Yes a Great Trip and that Abandoned Casino must have been "The Place" when it was in its Glory Days, what a Shame. The View from there was Spectacular! A good Tip: Always wear either Saftey Glasses, Goggles or use a Helmet with a Visor!
     
  5. yychow0812

    yychow0812 Ol'Timer

    Great pics! I'm counting the days till we can organise another such trip.

    Riding with one eye closed - I can't imagine how you can do that, it's almost impossible to judge distance and depth perception!
     
  6. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    Nice pictures Mactao
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    I thought that the road up to Bokor was now tar, glad to see I was wrong.

    By your photos, it looks like an amazing place to visit. But there doesn’t appear to be any tourist there.

    Thanks for the report.

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  7. Mactao

    Mactao Member

    Thank you guies for your comments!
    Moto-Rex, it might be tar road now to Bokor, this is an old trip back in 2006 (see title)...
    Keep riding!
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  8. Moto-Rex

    Moto-Rex Ol'Timer

    LOL. Sorry about that.

    Cheers.
     

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