Takeo, Cambodia

NR2, Krong Doun Kaev, Takéo Province


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Overview

Takeo Province is located in the southwest of Cambodia. Takeo Province, which is around 70km from Phnom Penh City, borders to Kampot Province to the west, Kampong Speu Province to the northwest, Kandal Provice to the north and east, and Vietnam to the south. The provincial town of Takeo Province is Daun Kaev. Takeo Province is known as the cradle of Khmer civilization with several important pre-Angkorian sites built between the 5th and 8th century. This province also features one of the biggest rivers of the country Tonle Bassac, symbolizing the provincial border to the east.

Economy

Takeo Province’s economy is mainly based on agriculture. People there mostly do farming, fishing, rice and fruit cropping.

Places to visit

There are many historical and cultural places and temples to visit in Takeo Province such as Tonle Bati, Chup Pol Temple, Phnom Da, Phnom Ta Mao, Phnom Ba Yong, Yeay Pov Temple, Museum, Wat Phnom Khliang, Ta Prohm Temple, Phnom Chiso, Neang Khmao Temple, Chruos Phaork, Angkor Borie Town, and many more.

Things to do

Takeo Province has a beautiful countryside view with green scenery of rice fields. Since the province is closed to Phnom Penh City, people mostly go there to relax and enjoy the fresh environment. Moreover, freshwater lobster is a well-known dish in Takeo Province but is only available during the rainy season.

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