Bokor Hill Station - Ruin of the Catholic Church

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Within minutes the church disappears into heavy pea-soup fog.

Wikipedia writes about the Bokor Hill Station: The town was built as a resort by the colonial French settlers to offer an escape from the heat, humidity and general insalubrity of Phnom Penh. Nine hundred lives were lost in nine months during the construction of the resort in this remote mountain location. The centrepiece of the resort was the grand Bokor Palace Hotel & Casino, complemented by shops, a post office (now demolished), a church and the Royal Apartments. It is also an important cultural site, showing how the colonial settlers spent their free time. Bokor Hill was abandoned first by the French in late 1940s, during the First Indochina War, because of local insurrections guided by the Khmer Issarak, and then for good in 1972, as Khmer Rouge took over the area. During the Vietnamese invasion in 1979, Khmer Rouge entrenched themselves and held on tightly for months. In earlier 1990s Bokor Hill was still one of the last strongholds of Khmer Rouge

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Comments (53)

ԁk‒cam on April 21, 2014

Thank you Liang for your visit.

Kind regards, Finn

Joseph Debattista on April 24, 2014

Great shot, great composition, **Like32, wish you a very good day, Joseph.

ԁk‒cam on May 14, 2014

Thank you Joseph for your great comment.

Kind regards, Finn

Arno Muller on June 6, 2014

Intresting perspective, L 33, Best regards

ԁk‒cam on June 8, 2014

Thank you Arno for your visit and for the interesting comment.

Kind regards, Finn

zhsv on June 26, 2014

| | | Excellent,
• • • regards from Minsk !!! zhsv

ԁk‒cam on June 28, 2014

Thank you zhsv for your visit and for the comment.

Kind regards, Finn

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ԁk‒cam on February 7, 2015

Thank you Sandra for your visit and for the nice comment.

Kind regards, Finn

mirakel on March 6, 2015

So eine Kirche hätte ich in Kambodscha nie vermutet

ԁk‒cam on March 28, 2015

Thank you Mirakel for the visit and for your nice comment.

Kind regards, Finn

☼❄ bergkristall ❆ ☼ on May 20, 2015

schönes Foto von der kirche L beste Grüße

ԁk‒cam on June 22, 2015

Thank you Manfred for your visit and for the nice comment here.

Kind regards, Finn

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 17, 2013
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    by ԁk‒cam
    • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
    • Taken on 2013/08/05 14:57:39
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 28.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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