Temple in Takeo
Map of Cambodia highlighting Takeo
|Capital||Doun Kaev Municipality|
|• Governor||Ouch Phea|
|• Total||3,563 km2 (1,376 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 20th|
|• Density||252/km2 (650/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||3rd|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||KH-21|
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Takeo (Khmer: ខេត្តតាកែវ, IPA: [taː kaew], literally "Crystal Grandfather") is a province (khaet) of Cambodia. Located in the south of Cambodia to the west of Bassac River, Takeo borders the provinces of Kampot to the west, Kampong Speu to the northwest and Kandal to the north and east. Its southern boundary is the international border with Vietnam. The provincial capital, recently known as the provincial town Doun Kaev (formerly called Takeo), is a small city with a population of 39,186.
As of 2019, the province has 9 districts and 1 municipality, 97 communes and 3 sangkats, and 1,119 villages.
|21-08||Doun Kaev Municipality||ក្រុងដូនកែវ|
- 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 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.
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