Angkor Borei is a temple locating in Takeo province south of Cambodia with Phnom Da. The earliest dated archaeological material from these sites is from roughly 400 BC. They contain the earliest known dated Khmer inscriptions as well as the earliest tradition of Khmer sculpture and this site was recognized as the UNESCO World Heritage in the Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category. There are many ways to get there: from Phnom Penh, a bus drive will take you to Takeo and this is recommended in the dry season; however when it’s in wet season, boat is the preferred choice. The site of Angkor Borei and Phnom Da as well is the area of ruins and archaeological digs.
This 2500-year-old sites stores the artifacts from many ancient period from the Funan period (4th century AD), Chenla (8th century) and later Angkorian (9-15th century).
Although the traces of temples have been disappeared but the tiny museum nearby is the main attraction with numerous artifacts and antique, important information of Khmer history.
The area has been continuously inhabited for at least 2500 years and has yielded artifacts dating from the Neolithic period, the Funan period (4th/5th century AD) and Chenla (8th century AD) as well as the later Angkorian period (9th-15th century AD.) There are no significant temple ruins at Angkor Borei but there is a very interesting little museum displaying artifacts from the area and providing information on recent archaeological digs.