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Bokor National Park – Abode For Endangered Species
Bokor National Park, Cambodia
The Bokor National park is officially known as the Preah Monivong National Park. The National Park of Cambodia covers a distance of nearly 1581 sq km. It is the primary
wooded area of the nation and is quite prosperous in the terms of the prevalent flora. This park provides a hostage to globally endangered animals like the tiger, chestnut – headed partridge and also the green peafowl. Apart from all this the place is a rainforest with some perpetual calls of birds and bugs. The central attraction in the national park is the Popokvil Waterfalls and the discarded hill station of Bokor.
The moist evergreen wooded land of Bokor comprises of a deciduous forest in its northern part. It is a home for a variety of rare and threatened animals that embrace the Indian Elephant, leopard, Asiatic Black Bear, Malayan Sun Bear, Pileated Gibbon, Pig – tailed Macaque, snow loris, red muntjac deer, lesser mouse deer, pangolin, yellow throated martin, small Asian mongoose and a huge variety of the civet, porcupine, squirrel and bats. Over 300 species of birds reside in this national park that includes a variety of hornbills.
The Bokor National Park of Cambodia is threatened by poaching and illegal logging in its northern extremities the even now. In the 1990′s there was a proposal of transforming this National Park in the World’s Heritage site. But unfortunately the administration was not able to take the initiative to this project because of the economic inability.
On the leading edge of the Bokor National Park you will come across an informative chart. This visual aid will give you the information of about the rare animals dwelling in the park. It will also draw your attention towards the challenges met by the ecologists of this area in preserving the wildlife of the park. The plans to re – establish some resorts and lodges in this area are yet not implemented. Conversationalists hold a hope that the astute tourism development will be a source of income to both the local community as well as the management of the park.
The best way to arrive at the Bokor National Park is via motorcycle. You can also hire the motodop (motorcycle drivers). The benefit of this is that you will get innumerable taxi drivers that converse in English. So they can serve you as linguist and guides to this National Park. You can also rent your own car and driver. The boulevard at the acme of the hill is quite jarring.
I hope that you will have a great time in this region. You will have a great time at this spot.