national parks


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Kulen National Park

 Phnom Kulen National Park Iis a National park in Cambodia. It is located in the Phnom Kulen (Khmer: ភ្នំគូលេន) mountain massif in Siem Reap Province. During Angkorian era the relief was known as Mahendraparvata (the mountain of Great Indra) and was the place where Jayavarman II had himself declared chakravartin (King of Kings), an act which is considered the foundation of Khmer Empire.  


Kep National Park

 Kep National Park Iis a national park of Cambodia in the Kep region of Cambodia. Established in 1993, it covers an area of 50 km². The nearest town lies at Krong Kaeb. The park includes a small mountain range with tracks and trails which are popular with tourists.[citation needed] The trails boast incredible views of Phu Quoc and the Bokor Ranges on the south and west sides, and views across islands of the vast Vietnamese marine reserve in Kiên Giang to the east side. Tourism and business The Led Zep Cafe offers inexpensive meals and cold drinks, while overlooking Kep, the Gulf of Thailand all the way to Bokor Mountain. Open from 9am - 5pm (The owner Christian is doing the maintenance of the park for free).   


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Vireak Chey National Park

Virachey National Park (Khmer: ឧទ្យានជាតិវីរជ័យ) Iis a national park in north-eastern Cambodia. Although partly protecting flora and fauna of international conservation priority, the park is under serious threat from illegal logging in the region. The park is one of only two Cambodian ASEAN Heritage Parks and is one of the top priority areas for conservation in Southeast Asia. The park overlaps Ratanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces in north-eastern Cambodia covering an area of 3,325 km2. Virachey National Park was created under the Royal Decree Concerning the Creation and Designation of Protected Areas, issued on 1 November 1993, and is under the administration of the Ministry of Environment of Cambodia.  


Ream National park

Ream National Park (Khmer: ឧទ្យានជាតិព្រះសីហនុរាម) Iis a national park of Cambodia located 18 km (11 mi) from Sihanoukville city in the Prey Nob district of the Sihanoukville Province in south-eastern Cambodia. It was established in 1993, as the Cambodian government began to take action for the protection of the country's threatened natural resources. The national park's biological value is defined by its combination of rivers, forests, mangroves, estuaries, beaches, coral reefs, wildlife, and marine life.  


Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park Is a national park in Cambodia. It is located mostly in Phnom Sruoch District, Kampong Speu Province, while a smaller section is in neighboring Koh Kong Province. Legend The meaning of "Kirirom" is "Happy Mountain". This name was given to the area by King Monivong in the 1930s. The ancient name of the place was Phnom Vorvong Sorvong for the main two hills there were connected with the Cambodian popular legend about two heroic princely brothers, Vorvong and Sorvong. Description The park extends over the eastern part of the Cardamom Mountains. It is located 112 km from Phnom Penh of National Highway 4 on the road to Sihanoukville. Lying at 675m (2,215 ft) above sea level, Kirirom was Cambodia's first officially designated national park. It contains many footpaths through the forests with a number of small lakes and waterfalls and was once used as a refuge by the Khmer Rouge.  

Botumsakor National Park

Botum Sakor National Park  Is the biggest national park of Cambodia. Situated on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, Botum Sakor (or Botumsakor) is a peninsula projecting southwest from the Cardamom Mountains. The national park comprises 171,250 hectares of designated park land and spans three districts of Koh Kong Province: Kiri Sakor, Botum Sakor and Koh Kong. The park is under the administration of the Cambodian Ministry of Environment. The landscapeThe majority of Botum Sakor’s area comprise gently sloping lowland covered by evergreen wood and grasslands, emerging in coastal flood plains with mangrove and swamp forests. The climate is characterized by a tropical monsoon and the area has two high tides per day, with a range of approximately 1.5 m. The human population of Botum Sakor National Park is unknown.  

Preah Monivong National Park

Preah Monivong National Park (Khmer: ឧទ្យានជាតិព្រះមុនីវង្ស) Iis a national park in Kampot Province, southern Cambodia. It is also known as Phnom Bokor National Park and Bokor National Park. Preah Monivong National Park is located in the highlands of the Dâmrei Mountains, forming the southeastern parts of the Cardamom Mountains. Most of the park is about 1,000 metres above sealevel and the highest peak is Phnom Bokor at 1,081 metres, also referred to as Bokor Mountain. History The Dâmrei Mountains was formerly a Khmer Rouge controlled area, but in 1993, Preah Monivong National Park was inaugurated along with most other national parks in Cambodia. It is one of only two ASEAN Heritage Parks in the country. Preah Monivong National Park is well-known for the abandoned Bokor Hill Station, a remote settlement build by the French colonialists in 1921. They also built a Catholic church nearby in 1928, a very rare sight in Cambodia. The park is named after King Sisowath Monivong who used to visit the area and eventually died here in 1941. Monivong ordered the construction of a Buddhist temple in the area in 1924.