Download Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples (Sixth Edition) (Odyssey Illustrated Guides) eBook
by Dawn Rooney,Norodom Sihamoni
The book then switches gears to offer general tourism advice for Cambodia in what the 6th Ed. calls "General Information" and the 5th Eds. calls "Practical Information.
The book then switches gears to offer general tourism advice for Cambodia in what the 6th Ed.
With Rooney's book in your hands, you don't need a human guide anymore, just a tuktuk driver or a rented mountain .
With Rooney's book in your hands, you don't need a human guide anymore, just a tuktuk driver or a rented mountain bike to carry you around. The book offers so much more, though. While probably designed as an after-thought, Rooney provides hotel and restaurant recommendations for both Siam Reap and Phnom-Penh. So what are you waiting for? As noted by others, its heavy weight makes it difficult to carry on the actual visits, so read about the specific temples before setting forth.
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Author(s): Dawn F. Rooney. Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples (Paperback). Published April 1st 2011 by Odyssey Books Maps. ISBN: 9622176836 (ISBN13: 9789622176836). Paperback, 496 pages.
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The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor, cover an area of 77 square miles in central Cambodia.
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This long-awaited sixth edition, with an additional 180 pages of text and more than 80 new color photographs, offers detailed monument-by-monument itineraries and maps to the temple sites. Includes practical information on hip Siem Reap, plus historic Phnom Penh.The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area well over 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) in northwest Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries―the classic period of Khmer art―are unrivaled in architectural greatness. They are, undoubtedly, one of the wonders of the world, astounding in their splendor and evoking a real sense of awe. This beautifully illustrated book contains background information on Khmer history, religious beliefs and legends depicted on the bas-reliefs, as well as descriptions of architectural features. This detailed, monument-by-monument guide to the sites includes detailed maps and plans, plus information about temple complexes accessible by helicopter or four-wheel-drive vehicle. Features: Written and updated by an art historian steeped in the region’s art and cultureExtensive accounts of all temples and pre-Angkor sitesComprehensive background information on Khmer art, religion and cultural traditionsUnique flora and fauna around the Great Lake, Tonlé SapProfiles the Phnom Penh National Museum and other highlights of Cambodia’s capitalThe hip town of Siem Reap― the base for exploring AngkorForeword by His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of CambodiaOver 40,000 copies in print 176 color photographs and 44 maps and plans