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Essential Siem Reap by Rodney L'Huillier

Home to the magical ancient temples of Angkor, Siem Reap Cambodia, offers something for everyone. Exploring the ancient temples once lost to the jungle, through to journeys into Buddhist culture, relaxing in 5-star comfort at bargain prices, a family escape, or backpacking your way and partying all night, Siem Reap has something for everyone.

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Temples of Cambodia by Helen Ibbitson Jessup and Barry Brukoff

The temples of Cambodia are among the most complex and imposing architectural creations in the world, offering nothing less than the embodiment of Khmer culture. Over a period of five hundred years, successive rulers sought to build sacred spaces that bore witness to the presence of the gods and the legitimacy of the kings. Organised chronologically, this book opens with the modestly scaled brick structures of the seventh and eighth centuries and goes on to explore the first monumental temple mountains of the ninth century.

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The Khmer Empire: The History and Legacy of One of Southeast Asia’s Most Influential Empires by Charles River Editors

The Khmer Empire, also known as the Angkor Empire, was a powerful empire of Southeast Asia that was established in 802 CE and ended in 1431 with the invasion of the Siamese and abandonment of Angkor. The Khmer Empire was responsible for many of the historic monuments and temples found throughout the jungles of modern-day Cambodia, and also in other countries of Southeast Asia, all made possible by the fact the Khmer Empire reached across modern-day Cambodia, parts of Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam, making it a strategic trading partner with ships traveling from China and India.

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Angkor Wat: A Transcultural History of Heritage by Michael Falser

This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories. By bringing to light many unresearched dimensions of the 12th Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat during its modern history, the study argues for a conceptual, connected history that unfolded within the transcultural interstices of European and Asian projects.

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National Geographic Traveler: Cambodia by Trevor Ranges

National Geographic Traveler: Cambodia is another new great bargain Traveler destination. The book explores each of the country’s regions, including the scenic and remote eastern province of Mondulkiri, and the white-sand beaches fronting the Gulf of Thailand around Sihanoukville. Journey through the rejuvenated colonial streets of Phnom Penh and the glorious temple ruins at Angkor Wat.

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Angkor Wat & Cambodia by Anton Swanepoel

Tips and advice to save you money and make your trip to Angkor Wat & Cambodia go smoother. Note, this book is not a guide to the different temples, but a guide to help you prepare for your visit to the temples and Cambodia, or possibly move to Cambodia.

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Lonely Planet Angkor Wat & Siem Reap Encounter by Lonely Planet and Nick Ray

Lonely Planet Angkor Wat & Siem Reap Encounter is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Witness the sunrise over Angkor Wat, explore the expressive monuments of Angkor Thom, or walk on water in the floating villages; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap and begin your journey now!

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Cambodian Adventure by Ken Wadland

Abstract: Cambodian Adventures is a virtual visit to Cambodia through the eyes of one independent traveler. Ever wonder what it would be like to sleep in a hammock in a rain forest? What's it like to live in a village with no electricity? Where is the largest religious building in the world?

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Time to Plan YOUR TRIP to CAMBODIA

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Time to Plan Your Trip to Cambodia

You know you’ve been meaning to, and you promised yourself a holiday around Christmas/New Year. So, why not Cambodia? In fact, December and January are the coolest months of the year and as such is the peak of the tourist season. So now is the time to plan your itinerary, budget and then make the bookings.

Where to start?

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