Takeo is often referred to as “the cradle of Cambodian civilization”. 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 man made 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. Takeo province, bordering Vietnam to the south, is blessed with natural beauty and many historical attractions. A scenic riverside promenade and lake area faces the pleasant town park in Takeo town although there is little to do there.