Preah Monivong "Bokor" National Park - Biodiversity amongst the mist and ruins

Year of Declaration:  2003
Area (hectares): 140,000
Area and Location:

140,000 hectares and spans 3 southern provinces: Kampot, Kampong Spue and Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia.



The Park is well known for its refreshing climate, views and waterfalls; catchment area for Touk Chhou, a major river flowing to Kampot; hilly in the north and east with a plateau and escarpment in the west and southwest.


Habitat Types:

Virgin lowland forest, dry dipterocarp , mixed deciduous, moist tropical evergreen and  small montane forests on  highest points; mangrove in the south; dwarf montane forest on top of a mountainous plateau.


Unique Flora:

Burretiodendron hsienmu, a valuable flowering plant; ferns and bogs; Insectivorous sundew plants; dipterocarp trees.


Unique Fauna:

Pileated gibbon (Hylobates pileatus); eastern porcupine; Kalij pheasant; green peafowl; chestnut-headed partridge; bear; civet; elephant; tiger; leopard; gaur; sun bears;  binturong; and hornbills.


Ecotourism Destination and Activities:

The abandoned French Hill Station and the grand Bokor Palace Hotel as the centerpiece of the small community;  Elephant Mountains, of which Bokor NP is a part;  Mt. Bokor, the Park’s highest point; the mountainous plateau at 1,079 masl provides a spectacular view of the Cambodian coast; local communities in the park. 


Biological Richness: • Over 300 species of birds 
• 11 species of amphibians