Top 2 attractions to explore in Takéo Province
Takeo is often referred to as the "cradle of Khmer civilization" due to the former kingdom of Funan its successor, Water Chenla, being centered in the region. Located in the south of Cambodia to the west of Bassac River. Which is now one of the famous places in Cambodia.
The ancient Funan sites of Angkor Borei and Phnom Da are located in the Angkor Borei District, Takéo Province, of southern Cambodia. The earliest dated archaeological material from these sites is from roughly 400 BC. They contain the earliest known dated Khmer inscriptions as well as the earliest tradition of Khmer sculpture. The hill of Phnom Da contains an 11th Century temple that is still standing.
Phnom Chiso is a historical site located in Sia village. Phnom Chiso temple was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman I , who practiced Brahmanism. Constructed of sandstone and other stones, it is 60 meters long and 50 meters wide and sits atop a mountain. It was one of the main tourist attractions in Cambodia.
Map of attractions in Takéo Province