Takeo Province - Cambodia

Downtown Takeo Landmark

Referred to as the "cradle of Cambodian civilization", Takeo Province is surrounded by series of canals and waterways that connect towns, rivers and villages. It is also referred as the Water Chenla of the Kingdom of Cambodia because the low-lying area is submerged in water during the rainy season.
Takeo Province lacks foreign visitors and architectural charm compared to famous and popular tourist attractions like Phnom Pehn and Siem Reap. The name is not that famous in the world either, yet the French era legacy is still apparent. It is also the home to the legacy of six anceint temples and to some often visited resorts of Tonle Bate, Phnom Ta Mao (zoo), and a lot more.
Ta Prohm Temple at Tonle Bate
From the Cambodia Tourism Board: "Among 22 provinces in Cambodia, Takeo is the oldest province rich in historics relating to the periods of Anachak Phnom and Chenla. Takeo province has 34 ancient temples left from their ancestors that are the heritages and the soul of Cambodian people."

Submerged in water during the rainy season? What yah say on that?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

beautiful place it seems. i'll just be more careful in choosing the perfect time to visit. i have had enough of flooding here in manila (lol). -alfred

mercylcf said...

Siem Reap was really an experience, especially at night, for me and the temples were breathtaking in the morning. Cambodians are lucky to have these legacy from their ancestors.

nightblastz said...

@ alfred,

I feel honored having you around. Seems like you're a regular reader now. Thank you.

@ mercylcf,

Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.

Sharkbytes said...

So beautiful! I always think it's interesting how different cultures come up with their own architecture styles.

nightblastz said...

@ sharkbytes

Indeed beautiful. We have the same thinking actually lol...Nice to see u again.

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