Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said there will no longer be entrance fees to visit Thansor Bokor resort in Kampot province from Sunday.
According to a post to Mr Hun Sen’s Facebook page, the Sokha Hotel company, which runs the popular tourist destination atop Bokor Mountain, has agreed to drop the entrance fees for all residents and tourists.
“I hope this will lead to even more tourism activity up there,” Mr Hun Sen said.
Soy Sinol, director of Kampot’s tourism department, said the move is good news.
Mr Sinol said the Sokha Hotel company was charging between $0.25 to $5 for entry depending on the size of the vehicle and whether a tourist or Cambodian was driving it.
“Bokor National Park welcomed 600,000 people so far this year,” he said. “So, I think that number will only rise with the ticket fee being waived.”
Last month, the government also ordered the company to revert the resort’s name back to Thansur Bokor resort after it changed it to Sokha Thansur resort, leading to outrage from locals.