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A provincial capital, Takeo is located on the fringe of a vast flood plain that forms a vital wetland area. Although not on the tourist map, Takeo’s broad streets are visited by those en route to the impressive early Khmer temple of Phnom Da, not far from town. As a result, the town has several facilities, including modest hotels, Internet cafés, and a couple of banks with ATMs. There are not many impressive sights here, although the lake side promenade has a certain charm, including a dilapidated pier. The Provincial Museum, a short distance from the lake- front promenade, is also worth  a visit for its local archaeo- logical exhibits. Visitors could also try the town’s culinary specialty, bong khorng (giant prawns) fried with garlic and lemon juice, served in several restaurants and street stalls.

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