Takeo is a sleepy market town and the provincial capital of Takeo Province. It is 70Km south and a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh. The area does not get many visitors so it a wonderful way of seeing life in small town Cambodia and how the majority of the population live.
The villages we work in are located way off the beaten track, down dusty lanes and dirt roads. If you are looking for the “real Cambodia” this is the quintessential rural Cambodian experience you crave. As you cycle to the villages, you will be welcomed by enthusiastic children, eager to practice their English. Here, at our schools you will meet farming communities who rely heavily on the natural environment. None of the villages have internet access and few villages have mains electricity, instead relying on 12 volt car batteries for power.
On days off from volunteering it is possible to visit ancient Angkor sites at nearby Angkor Borei and Phnom Da. South of Takeo are the pretty towns of Kep and Kampot which make for a lovely day trip. Many of our volunteers continue their travels to Sihanoukville and the surrounding islands, for a well-deserved rest following their volunteering experience.