Takéo

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Takéo
ខេត្តតាកែវ
Town
Monument in Takeo
Monument in Takeo
Takéo is located in Cambodia
Takéo
Takéo
Location of Takéo, Cambodia
Coordinates: 10°59′N 104°47′E / 10.983°N 104.783°E / 10.983; 104.783
Country  Cambodia
Province Takéo Province
District Doun Kaev District
Government
 • Type City
Population (1998)
 • Total 39,186
For the Japanese city, see Takeo, Saga.

Takéo is the capital of Takéo Province, Cambodia. In 1998 it had a population of 39,186. The town and province is known for its silk weaving and the province is home to about 10,000 of the total of 15,000 Cambodian weavers. Most silk weavers in the villages are near the national highway in the direction of Takeo town. The technique of silk weaving could have come to the Khmer during the Funan Empire, probably in the 2nd century, from India and China.[citation needed]

Sites[edit]

  • Chisor Phnom - Phnom Chisor is a mountain north of the city of Takeo. At the summit there are temple ruins from the 10th and 11th centuries. From the mountain there is a good view. The climb is 503 steps. At the summit there are simple beverage stalls. A moped can be taken for the 26-kilometer journey.
  • Phnom Da - a 17 meter high temple dating back to the from the Funan kingdom (6th century) on a 100 m high hill. It can be reached by an hour boat ride from Takeo. Farmers on the partially flooded rice fields and fishermen and many duck farms can be observed. Large wooden boats deliver cargoes from Vietnam.
  • Angkor Borei - On the road from the town of Takeo is Phnom Da temple. Previously, this was an important trading center. At the harbor there is a small museum documenting the Funan kingdom.

Notable people[edit]

Coordinates: 10°59′N 104°47′E / 10.983°N 104.783°E / 10.983; 104.783