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Things to see and do

Phnom Da
30 kilometres by boat from Daunkeo

Phnom Da is a low hill featuring a couple of well-preserved old temples and when combined with nearby Angkor Borei, it makes for a two- to three-hour boat tour. ... Read more about Phnom Da .

Angkor Borei
30 kilometres by boat from Takeo

Looking at the dusty little town of Angkor Borei today it may be hard to believe that you are looking at one of the birthplaces of Khmer civilisation, but Angkor Borei served as the late Funanese capital from the fourth to sixth centuries. ... Read more about Angkor Borei .

Ta Phrom and Tonle Bati
Around 35km south of Phnom Penh

The wonderful little late Angkor-period temple of Ta Phrom lies just an hour or so south of Phnom Penh. It’s in a remarkably good state of repair, has plenty of excellent carved reliefs, a picturesque lakeside setting and was built during the reign of the main man himself: Jayarvarman VII. Plus, hardly any visitors come here! ... Read more about Ta Phrom and Tonle Bati .

Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre
National Route 2, Tro Pang Sap, Takeo Province

The Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre’s primary function is to save, rehabilitate and breed endangered, indigenous wildlife and it does this in some 6,000 acres of secondary scrub (also under rehabilitation), 40 kilometres south of Phnom Penh. ... Read more about Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre .

Phnom Chisor
50km south of Phnom Penh

Despite being one of Cambodia’s most interesting Angkor-period temples outside of Siem Reap, Phnom Chisor is a sadly overlooked destination. ... Read more about Phnom Chisor .

Prasart Neang Khmao
In the grounds of Wat Prasart Neang Khmao, off Highway 2, approximately 10 kilometres south of Phnom Tamao.

One of Takeo’s lesser archaeological sites, but the twin brick towers of Neang Khmao are worth a stop if you’re already visiting the nearby Phnom Chisor. ... Read more about Prasart Neang Khmao .

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Takeo? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Cambodia.

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