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Takeo province is often referred to as the cradle of Cambodian civilisation Takeo province has several important pre-Angkorian sites built between the 5th and the 8th century. The provincial capital, Takeo town is an easygoing place that possesses a fair amount of natural and manmade beauty. The natural beauty is in the Scenic River and lake area that faces a pleasant town parkway. The low-lying area seems to include much of the surrounding province area, which is probably why a kingdom that once had its heart here was referred to as Water Chenla. There seems to be water everywhere in the surrounding countryside during the rainy season.  

Best time to visit

The tropical climate here is warm and humid with average temperature around 27 degrees Celsius. The cool season is between November and March, while the hot season starts from March to May. Tourists should avoid the rainy season (May – October) when the humidity can be up to 90% and some countryside roads may be impassable.

Check the below table for the general idea of Takeo weather throughout the year.

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.8 27.3 22.3
Feb 32.8 28.7 23.3
Mar 34.3 30.3 25.1
Apr 34.8 30.7 25.8
May 34.8 30.5 26.2
Jun 33.9 29.8 25.8
Jul 32.9 29.2 25.2
Aug 33.1 29.1 25.2
Sep 32.2 28.6 25
Oct 31.8 28.6 25
Nov 31.4 28.5 24.6
Dec 31 27.7 23.1

Takeo’s current weather and 7-day forecast

TAKÉO PROVINCE WEATHER

Takeo Province is full of other interesting sights as well and because of the short distance and good condition road from Phnom Penh, all are great day trips. If you have a bit more time, spend an evening in Takeo town and take in all the sights. There is a pleasant little place to stay overlooking the river and lake area. A very low key and little visited town, Ta Keo would be worth an overnight stay if you have the time, but otherwise a trip out to Phnom Da and Angkor Borei merits at least consideration.

Chruos Phaork

In the land of nature and wildlife in Chruos Phaork, tourists will get too see a lot of greenery. Chrous Phaork is a perfect example of a well-balanced biodiversity, where flora and fauna live in a kind of symbiosis. You can find a wide range of flowers, rare plants and rare insects as well as distinctive birds here.

Neang Khmao Temple

About 27km north of Takeo provincial town and 52km south of Phnom Penh, Neang Khmao Temple was built by King Jayavarman IV for the worship of Brahmanism. The temple was constructed of sandstone and brick following the style of Koh Ker. There’re three temples built side by side, but only two are still standing and both are heavily damaged.

Angkor Borei

Known as a town of several ruins and archaeological digs, Angkor Borei contains artifacts dating back the Funan (4-5th century) and Water Chenla (8th century) as well as the later Angkorian period. This area is a place to be discovered by archaeologists today.

Museum of Takeo

Built by the EU organization, the only museum in Takeo province serves the purpose of preserving the relics in the region. Thanks to the long-lasting ancient history, many tourists are inquisitive and admire the exhibited displays in the museum. From the Anachak Phnom period to the Chenla Era, Takeo is now the favorite haunt of tourists.

There are some reasonable options to get your head on a bed in Takeo, although the proximity of Phnom Penh means that few travellers actually spend a night here. Backpacker options could also be found at the empty Phsar Nat (also overlooking). 

Mittapheap Hotel

This hotel might be an option for those who have a particular attraction to Cambodian Independence Monuments, as this one overlooks Takeo's. There is good cheap food nearby, a fortune. Don?t be put of by the old house at the front, s the owners have added a new wing in a leafy green garden at the back, with the smartest air-con rooms in town. Prices range from $5-10. 

Angkor Borei Guesthouse

That's a friendly family-run place, which has a bewildering array of rooms available and all at the same price. Some of them are bigger, some are smaller, some have TV and air-con, some don't, but in the interest of equality everyone pays the same. Have a look before, than choose.

Boeung Takeo Guesthouse

This is likely the best place in town, overlooking the lake. All rooms are essentially the same (bath, fan, TV), but for $10 you can get an air-con breeze. Ask for a room with a view, as it won?t be more expensive. Prices from $5-10. 

Phnom Sonlong Guesthouse

This guesthouse is right next door to the Angkor Borei and offers more or less the same array and equipment as the Ankor Borei, but is a little less in the price. Some rooms have only one bed, check it out before. Some of the staffs speak good English.

There are a couple of decent Khmer food restaurants near the waterfront, after the canal that heads to Vietnam, Angkor Borei and Phnom Da. You may also find plenty of cookeries in the area around the Independence Monument. By night this is the place to snack on Cambodian desserts or enjoy a ?tukalok? (fruitshake). And as for the night scene, there just isn?t much going on in Takeo town ? your best bet is to take it easy and remember that Phnom Penh is only an hour away.

Delikes Restaurant

Located near Psar Nat, this restaurant is popular for their western delights which include pizza,pasta and burger. If you need something refreshing to quench your thirst, try their freshly home-made milkshake or juice. A good dining place not to be missed when you are in Takeo.

Mondays - Sundays  6am to 8pm. 

Contact: (855) 32 4540 345

Apsara Restaurant

This is an alternative spot for a good Cambodian meal during the dry season, when this part of the town is less stinky than the area near the water. It has an English menu and some tasty soups are a worth a recommendation.

Restaurant Stung Takeo

This place is built on stilts, as the whole area becomes a giant lake during the wet season. The restaurant overlooks the canal to Angkor Borei, and it's one of the most popular lunch stops in town. It's a good place to tuck into some Khmer food before making a trip to Angkor Borei and Phnom Da.

Doun Keo Restaurant

This place is one of the first restaurants that you encounter as you enter Takeo from Phnom Penh. It's a friendly simple place, which feature rather decent Khmer and Chinese food.

You can get public transportation like bus and ferry to Takeo. From Phnom Penh, the bus lines are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There’re generally extra services during busy holiday periods. Besides, tourists usually get to Takeo by private car, minibus or taxi.

We recommend you check the latest bus schedule and price via rome2rio.com

The remaining things to do here would be to visit some of the outlying villages which can be easily reached by motorbike or by boat (in rainy season) or to drink warm beers at the Stung Takeo Restaurant while watching the waterside life.

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