Phnom Da -- one of the oldest Khmer sites in Cambodia.
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The very small provincial town of Takeo can be pretty-much totally explored on foot in 30 minutes. Separated from the far busier NH3, Takeo feels like the provincial capital Cambodia forgot it had.
The town has a small waterfront area that faces east towards Vietnam and while it was once a bustling little port town, taking in volumes of trade (legal and otherwise) from Vietnam that would arrive by canal, much now takes the easier and cheaper route by land, leaving the port area a shadow of its former self.
Much of the substantial boat trade appears to have switched to Angkor Borei (which is far closer to Vietnam and from where there are good road connections onwards to Phnom Penh and elsewhere).
Outside of the waterfront area, there are a smattering of colonial villas dispersed across town, some of which are in surprisingly good condition, a lovely old wooden house that now houses the Red Cross, and in a small indication of the Khmer Rouge presence that was once ... Read our complete Takeo travel guide