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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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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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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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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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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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LUXE Cambodia & Laos by LUXE City Guides

Home to two World Heritage Sites - the magnificent Angkor Temple complex and the beautiful town of Luang Prabang, Cambodia and Laos have emerged as must-see destinations on the Wonders of the World List. Despite the fact that Siem Reap is fast becoming the Kingdom of Coachloads and 'hospitality' as a concept may be relatively nascent, if you know how to work it right, you're going to have a ball. Welcome to LUXE.

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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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The Angkor Guidebook by Andrew Booth

Designed specifically for the first-time visitor to Angkor, this definitive guide will bring the Angkor temples to life with 19 artistic recreations to show what these ruined temples would have looked like in their heyday, reflecting as closely as possible the latest academic research. Who hasn't wandered ancient ruins and tried to imagine how these sites would have looked in their heyday?

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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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