Tuesday August 4, 2020

The scariest place on earth

With its history of violence and bloodshed, Bokor Hill in Cambodia is described as the ‘eeriest place on earth’. It is also a fascinating location, writes Rory Byrne.

24th March, 2007

I’m at the foot of the mist-shrouded Elephant Mountains in Bokor National Park, 40 kilometres northwest of Kampot in southern Cambodia. My guide for the day is Seng, a brutally handsome former Khmer Rouge guerrilla who spent over ten years fighting the Vietnamese in this area.

Seng is nothing if not a survivor. He claims to have eaten nearly e very creature that crawls, slithers or prowls through this teeming wilderness.

‘‘When I lived...

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