Takéo is a province of Cambodia. Located in the southwest of Cambodia, 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 Daun Kaev (formerly called Takéo), is a small city with a population of 39,186.
Takéo is often referred to as the "cradle of Khmer civilization" due to the former kingdom of Funan its successor, Water Chenla, being centered in the region.
Angkor Borei is a town in the area of several ruins and archaeological digs. The area contains artifacts dating from the Funan (4th/5th century) and Water Chenla (8th century) as well as the later Angkorian period. There is also a smalll museum in the town.
Takéo Museum is located in the Ang Kor Bo Rey District. It is the only museum in the province and was built by the EU organization. The Museum, Takeo is repository of many ancient items and relics of Phnom Da in 16th century.
Phnom Da is located in Prek Ta Phor village about 24 kilometers east of Takeo provincial town by water canal or about 102 kilometers south of Phnom Penh by the road. This part of the country is flooded for six months of the year.
Phnom Chiso is a historical site located in Sia village, about 27 kilometers north of Takeo provincial town. Pnom Chiso is 13O-meter-high mountain. Phnom Chiso temple was built in the early 11th century by King Suryavarman I.