The ancient Funan sites of Angkor Borei (Khmer: អង្គរបុរី) and Phnom Da (Khmer: ភ្នំដា) are located in the Angkor Borei District, Takéo Province, of southern Cambodia. They are both in the southern part of Cambodia, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from the western split of the Mekong River delta, and 150 kilometers (93 mi) from the seacoast, near the Vietnam border and the Óc Eo site. The Angkor Borei site was likely an early capital and a region where Southeast Asian culture and arts fused in ancient times. Archaeological excavations have yielded items that are carbon dated to roughly 400 BC and thereafter, many related to early Buddhism and Hinduism, confirming a continuous human settlement at least for some 2,500 years. They contain the earliest known dated Khmer inscriptions as well as what may be the earliest tradition of Khmer sculpture.
In recent years, the archeological sites have attracted a growing number of tourists. At the same time, looting and illicit trafficking of antiquities continue as a serious problem in the area. Angkor Borei is a particularly challenging area to perform archaeological research on due to the fact that the site is inhabited today. Various areas have been heavily damaged by bulldozing, gardening, and other daily activities.
Top sights in Takeo
Trip from Phnom Penh: Visit Angkor Borei and Phnom Da
- Note: Arrive in Takeo province you have to rent a boat and pay for it by yourself.
- Another way you can go through Prey Lvea district is by road.
Tour duration: 8 hours (8:00 am – 16:00 pm)
|Tour price||Price per group|
|Sedan (2pax)||SUV (4pax)||Alphard (5-6pax)||Minivan (7-8pax)||Hiace (10pax)||Bus (23pax)||Bus (33pax)||Bus (45pax)|
|Tour without a guide||$70||$75||$95||$95||$170||$150||$165||$185|
|Tour with a professional guide||$125||$130||$155||$155||$220||$210||$215||$230|
The price above includes bottled water
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