Bokor Hill Station

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Ryan Friese

Bokor Hill Station was originally built by French colonials to escape the heat and humidity of Phnom Penh. During the Vietnamese invasion in 1979, the Khmer Rouge entrenched themselves in Bokor Hill. Now, Bokor Hill is a ghost town with dilapidated buildings covered in bright orange lichen. Because of the high elevation, the weather dramatically and rapidly shifts between sunshine and clear, blue skies, to high winds and impenetrable fog within minutes. I was able to capture a picture of an abandoned building during a fleeting moment of sunshine.

Location: Near Kampot, Cambodia


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