Hello to all you descendants of monkeys
Hello to all you descendants of monkeys!!
This is not an insult, as I’m sure most of you are aware, we are all descendants of monkeys. In fact are DNA is over 95% chimpanzee! This maybe explains the strange desire that lives in all of us to climb the tallest trees, jump from branch to branch, to swing and hang with no fear of falling. Sadly, since we have exchanged the trees for a comfortable chair, basically all of us have lost the physical ability and guts to achieve this inner desire.
However, what if I told you that now there is way you can overcome these issues. What if I told you, that here on the beautiful island of Koh Rong you could walk a zip line while over 50feet in the air, or surf on a surf board between trees with no fear of falling? Is that something that’s sound like it would make an awesome traveling story? This is exactly what we offer you here at High Point Adventure Park.
Why have we built High Point on Koh Rong? Because it’s Koh Rong, and when you see this Island you will understand, especially when you see it from the High Point adventure park trees.
The Island is nearly 70 sq. kilometers in size, that’s almost the size of Hong Kong! However, unlike the great H.K, Koh Rong has no skyscrapers, no cars, no concrete streets, it’s just beach, and jungle, lots and lots of jungle. In fact almost all 70 sq kilometers of this incredible island is covered in jungle, or damp rain forest. There are 28 beaches on the island almost all of them snow white sands and one that is close to 7 kilometers long with just a tiny few huts along it and a beautiful small local village at one end. A must see when you come to the island.
There is one village of the few fishing communities on the island that has become quite popular with travelers and tourists over the last few years, sitting on a beach just under 900 meters long a small group of travelers and locals have set up some guest houses, bars, beach hut bungalows, restaurants, and even a dive center, allowing more people to enjoy what this beautiful Island has to offer but without taking away any of its charm.
3 to 4 boats make 4 to 5 round trips from the island to the main land each day. The journey is around 28 kilometers long so can take around 2.5 hours on the slow boats or as little as 40 minutes on the speed boats .
Then in March 2014 in the tallest trees of Koh Rong Island, we opened up Cambodia’s first world class rope course park, High Point. When building the park 21 trees were carefully selected, then 25 platforms were built on those trees at heights ranging from four to twenty five meters!! Then the platforms were connected, a web of ladders and cables making a route over 400 meters long without one foot ever touching the floor. Passing all twenty stages of the course for the first time takes on average just over an hour. The later attempts tend to get quicker and quicker, (how fast do you think you could complete the course??).
There are various stages to the course, suspension bridges, walking wires, self-moving devices such as the ropewalker or flying surf, and of course we have zip lines. For getting though the course no preliminary preparation is required other than listening to the safety brief, any person can overcome all obstacles. Age and weight are also not an issue, if you are fit enough to walk to the office, you can fit in the safety harness and can attach a safety line at the average persons shoulder height, then we will get you through the course.
Visit High Point — this remarkable and safe adventure, will allow you to let out your inner monkey and swing from the trees as our long distant relatives did and our more recent cute monkey cousin still do. You will experience the best views of this entire island and be among some of the most beautiful nature and wild life Koh Rong has to offer. It is a day you will not soon forget.
See you on the trees!