Saturday, December 6, 2008
Bokor Palace Hotel on the summit of Bokor mountain on the south coast of Cambodia has been a magnet for tourists for years but all that is about to change. A large multi-million dollar development of the site is underway and as yet its unclear whether the Hotel will survive or be demolished to make way for a new version. If its days are numbered then I'm glad to be able to bring you some photos from inside and outside the Hotel, just to give you a flavour of this monument to a by-gone era. Built in the 1920s and used through to the early 1970s to host the rich and well-to-do, today its lichen-encrusted walls, shattered windows and empty, desolate rooms and corridors are a photographer's delight.