Takeo Province, Cambodia
Takeo Province is located in the southern Cambodia, and only a 1.5 hour drive from the capital, Phnom Penh, 2.5 hour drive from Sihanoukville, which has the countries deepest international seaport, and a 45 minute drive from Phnom Den, an international border crossing with Vietnam.
Takeo province is often referred to as “the cradle of Cambodian civilization”. Takeo province has several important pre-Angkorian sites built between the 5th and the 8th century. Today, this impoverished rural province is a backwater that gets few tourists. Those who do make it here get some of Cambodia’s most ancient and fascinating temples virtually to themselves. Visit Takeo Province with Indochina travel Cambodia.
A scenic province in Cambodia, Takeo is home to a number of natural and artificial places for sightseeing. There are several grand temples and natural and wildlife preserves in Takeo.
Phnom Kleng, Takeo is considered among the famous tourist attractions in Takeo. Phnom Kleng is a pagoda that was built within a local community. There are two Buddhist temples; one is at the foot of the hill. A steep stairway with serpent handrail, decorated with many statutes along the way leads to another temple atop. There are a gigantic Buddha status, a statute of Preah Ko Preah Keo and many others. A southeastern hill sidewalk leads to a sacred natural water fountain. Tours in Cambodia
While heading towards Takeo, make a trip to Phnom Chisor to visit a well-preserved 11th century temple from the Angkor era. The temple is built on the crest of the hill and surrounded by panoramic views of the countryside. The climb up– 503 steps– to the top may be vigorous, but the stunning view of the countryside at the end makes it truly worthwhile. In Takeo, the Tonle Bati a favourite recreational spot for the locals during leisure is a pleasant place to stop by for a standard Khmer meal.
Besides, there are two museums have been established in Takeo province, one located at Angkor Borei district nearby the Phnom Da temple and the other is in the central part of Takeo town. This provincial museum is one of the most interesting design and layout which adapted to the most artistic style to Phnom Da architectural arts.
Takeo Province is full of other interesting sights as well and because of the short distance and good road from Phnom Penh, all are great day trips.
The Indochina Voyages team.
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