Thursday, July 27, 2017

Takeo Province


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The Village Breeze Cambodian Homestay is located in the beautiful Takeo Province, which is approximately 85km north of Phnom Penh and has a population of around 800,000 people. The area is extremely important in Cambodian history because it has temples that pre-date Angkor sites. Imagine if you will visiting sites built between the 5th and 8th centuries.  The fact that most tourists visit either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap makes Takeo Province – a place to visit off the beaten track. Largely untouched by tourism – it offers punters a glimpse into everyday life within Cambodia.

Eighty per cent of locals are farmers, and fifty per cent of its land is comprised of farms – making the province is a picturesque landscape of electric green rice fields and towering sugar palm trees. Locals grow their own rice and food in traditional ways without chemicals.