Angkor Borei, Cambodia – long standing from history
The Angkor Borei is a small town in Takeo province, around 80km from Phnompenh. Angkor Borei is a town in Takeo province in the area of several ruins and archaeological digs. The area has been continuously inhabited for at least 2500 years and has yielded artifacts dating from the Neolithic period, the Funan period (4th/5th century AD) and Chenla (8th century AD) as well as the later Angkorian period (9th-15th century AD).
There are no significant temple ruins at Angkor Borei, yet it has a very interesting museum that exhibits artifacts and provides information on recent archaeological excavations in the region. Indochina tours Cambodia
There is much to explore in this historic region. Many remnants, which had long survived, have been demolished recently for the needs of the modern life. The importance of these remains has been probably underestimated. Some artefacts have been housed in a small museum.
Angkor Borei has been inhabited for 2500 years and object and artefacts belonging to the Neolithic period, the Funan kingdom, the Chenla kingdom and the Angkoria period have been discovered in subsequent archaeological excavations. Unfortunatelly there are not significant ruins of this town’s past but archaeological work continues and in 2008 a modern archaeological Museum was opened to display the objects found on the site (entrance fee US$1). Today Angkor Borei is a small river town that lives of rice cultivation, fishing and pig and chicken raising. Tours in Cambodia
Angkor Borei is also interesting because it has a city wall and moat which can still be discerned on aerial photographs and appear on topographic maps.
A visit to the river town of Angkor Borei makes an excellent day trip from Phnom Penh. At Angkor Borei stop off at an intimate and intriguing museum before enjoying a tasty picnic in the park.
Angkor Borei town is a pleasant and relaxing town of significant cultural and natural beauty.
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