Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Popokvil waterfalls, well the top of them anyway. It was too slippery to try to get to the bottom of the two tiered falls, known locally as 'swirling clouds,' though I didn't see any on this visit. The upper level is 14 metres high, the lower level a few metres higher and at the time of our visit the water levels were pretty low. As we were so high up, I wasn't actually sure of the source of the water though I'm sure when it rains the falls will be pretty powerful. We took the truck from the church to a broken bridge and then had to take a twenty minute walk to the falls, which was pretty tiring in the afternoon sun. After pottering around for half an hour, we walked back, climbed onto the pick-up and made our way back to Kampot. The descent, again very bumpy and adding additional bruises to my already bruised behind, took just under two hours, depositing us back at the Bokor Mountain Lodge for a refreshing hot shower. My latest Bokor adventures were complete, until the next time.