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Location DB > Cambodia > Kep > Kep > Pepper Mansion
 Name
Pepper Mansion
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 Database Info
created by lilli on 9/20/2007 12:20 PM
last modified by lilli on 9/20/2007 12:44 PM
 Viewability
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 Overview
 Description
A colonial French mansion
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Kep, Kep
Cambodia
Owner: town govenor
 Hazards
 Interesting Features
The view is awesome.

The bullet holes in the walls from the battles with the Khmer Rouge
 Security Measures
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 0
     Required Equipment
  • $1 for the people who are squatting/living there
  •  Recommended Equipment

     History
    Kep was a very "well to do" area for the colonial French in the early 20th century, due to the amount of pepper produced in the area it became very popular both as an export port and a seaside retreat and some very large and no doubt expensive colonial mansions appeared along the coast line.

    After the French left Cambodia in the 1950's it became a popular resort for the Cambodians with its great views and good seafood and it saw something of a development boom. Tragically, for much of the 1980’s, this inauspicious little seaside town was the site of ferocious fighting between the Khmer Rouge and forces loyal to the government. Only now is life starting to grow in the area with people returning as the threat of land mines lessens by the year.

    Lots of the colonial property's in the area have either been destroyed with only the grand and ornate walls remaining or the remaining parts of them have been turned into housing by transient workers.

    This one ... the grandest on the beach front has had the garden looked after by the Town Governor for many years but the house has just been left as by law it cannot be destroyed, when we passed we found a family was living in a bottom room but after a little talk and a dollar they were happy for us to have a look. Not the biggest location but the views did it for me!
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    Pepper Mansion April 2007
    Thu, Sep 20th, 2007
    posted by lilli
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     Moderator Rating
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    Category Rating
    Photography 8 / 10
    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 9/23/2007 9:30 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Sep 23 07 at 21:30, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:44, lilli made this location available
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:44, lilli changed the following: Type, Province / State (please use full name), Co-ordinate Accuracy, Year Built, Year Closed, Accessibility, Interesting Features, Security Measures, Required Equipment
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:42, lilli updated gallery picture garden.jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:42, lilli updated gallery picture view(1).jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:42, lilli updated gallery picture helicopter.jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:41, lilli updated gallery picture barbed wire.jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:41, lilli updated gallery picture helicopter.jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:41, lilli updated gallery picture barbed wire.jpg
  • on Sep 20 07 at 12:41, lilli updated gallery picture to the garden.jpg
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