Phnom Chisor (Chisor Mountain)
Phnom Chisor temple is located on the top of Chisor Mountain (130m high) in Samrong district. It is about 62 kilometers south of Phnom Penh or 27 kilometers north of Takeo city. From Phnom Penh, take National Road 2 to Bati district and Neang Khmao temple. Then, turn right at the sign for the site and head down the dirt trial for 5 more kilometers.
The temple was built by King Suryavarman I (AD 1002-1050) in the early 11th century. It was constructed of sandstone and other stone. It is 60 meters long and 50 meters wide and sits atop a mountain. The temple is surrounded by two galleries.
Phnom Chisor Pagoda was built in 1917. During 1970s, it was destroyed by war then rebuilt in 1979.
Ta Prohm Temple – Takeo
This temple was a place of worship for Brahmans and Buddhists. It was built during the late 12th and early 13th centuries, during the reign of King Jayavarman VII (AD 1181 – 1120. The temple is 42 meters long, 36 meters wide and 11 meters high.
The temple was constructed of brick and laterite and devided into many rooms.
Its wall is decorated with bas-reliefs illustrating the Brahman story about the celestial nymph. There are five rooms and a Buddha statue that faces east inside the temple.
On your visit to the Ta Prohm Temple, you also should a small temple which is situated on the shore and has lovely lake adjacent to it.
Phnom Da Temple – Takeo
Phnom Da is a cultural, historical complex that has been renovated to provide tourist a place to relax or research Cambodian history. It is located in Angkor Borei district. From Takeo city, you could take a short 24 kilometers transfer by boat or about 102 kilometers south of Phnom Penh by the road. During the rainy season, this part of Takeo is flooded six months of the year, and dry the rest of the year.
Phnom Da temple was built in 6th century by King Rutravarman. It is 12 meters square and 18 meters high and was built on the top of small hill. It was constructed of laterite, brick and sandstone.
Tonle Bati Lake – Takeo
Tonle Bati lake is a popular picnic. There are bamboo shacks which are built out over the water that people can rent out for eating and whiling away the day. You could find out everything you need – food and drink – for a picnic along the. Note that there are tours that follow you when you arrive on weekends and try to get you to go to their own place.
You also could visit other highlights of Takeo province: Angkor Borie, Chup Pol Temple, Yeay Pov Temple, Chruos Phaork, Neang Khmao Temple, Wat Phnom Khliang, Phnom Ba Yong, Takeo Museum.