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Takeo Province

Takeo

Located in the southwest of Cambodia, Takeo borders the provinces of Kampot to the west, Kampong Speu to the northwest and Kandal to the north and east. Much of Takeo province disappears in an annual inundation by the waters of the Mekong and Bassac rivers, leaving Takeo town isolated on the shore of a vast inland sea, and outlying villages transformed into islands.

Takeo

Takeo

The provincial capital, Takeo town is an easygoing place that possesses a fair amount of natural and man made beauty.The man-made beauty mostly comes from a series of canals and waterways that were cut through the surrounding countryside, many a very long time ago, connecting towns, villages, rivers and Vietnam. Travel to Cambodia

Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm

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. Some sights can be combined in a day trip. If you have a bit more time, spend an evening in Takeo town and take in all the sights. There is a pleasant little place to stay overlooking the river and lake area. Mekong river tours Cambodia

Wat Laung, Kirivong

Wat Laung, Kirivong

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. The nearby Tonle Bati Temple is a ‘largely intact’ Angkorian-style temple with a picturesque garden. The Yeay Pov Temple, named after King Ta Prohm’s mother, is another another historical temple situated near the popular Tonle Bati Lake. The main attraction in town is eating freshwater lobster on the waterfront .

Little visited by foreigners, it lacks the architectural charm of some provincial towns but does retain some of its French-era legacy.

Takeo is hardly a cosmopolitan destination but if you’re looking for untroubled, rural charm and a waterside setting, come and visit it.

Takeo is blessed with natural beauty and many historical sites.

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