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Cambodia in Depth by Peace Corps

Cambodia is a history buff’s dream, with rich stories of empire and tyranny over the past 1,000 years. There are a variety of books and websites (some of which are listed in the Resources for Further Information section) that provide excellent summaries of Cambodia’s ancient and recent history. Wikipedia's site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia) provides a good overview. Cambodia is a successor state of the once-powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indo-Chinese peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.

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Cambodia Practical Tips for Travelers by Elinor LeBaron

Practical tips for travelers exploring Cambodia, from Phnom Penh to the ancient temples of Angkor, a floating village, Buddhist temples, the Royal Palace complex and much more. Nearly 100 color photos and maps. Included, too, are useful notes on the culture and interesting things to see on your journey. This book gives you great advice on preparing for your trip to Cambodia, traveling inside Cambodia, lodging, dining, shopping, health, and points of interest. This is the book you should read BEFORE you go!

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Cambodia in Perspective by U.S. Government and Department of Defense

These two unique guides produced by the Department of Defense provide comprehensive information about all aspects of life in Cambodia, with a special emphasis on geography, history, the economy, society, security and military matters, religion, traditions, urban and rural life, ethnic groups, crime, the environment, government, holidays, gender issues and much more.

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Speak Cambodian by Sreymom Kay and CJ Smith

Visiting or moving to Cambodia?
Speak Cambodian is the perfect companion to get you speaking the Cambodian (Khmer) language.

Speak Cambodian contains the essential words and phrases to get you started, using a code colour system so you can learn words and phrases at the same time. Achievable and extensively field-tested in Cambodia for accuracy, Speak Cambodian is designed for you to get rapid results.

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The Playground by Terrence M. McCoy

Selected by the Washington Post as one of 2012's best works of non-fiction. "Showcasing the work of an unknown author of exceptional ability. ... an ire-inspiring account."
We've heard of China's buying sprees. That it's plowed billions of dollars into some of the poorest nations in the world. But the story we don't know is what this money means for the people there.

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Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer by Keith Kelly

Mrenh Gongveal: Chasing the Elves of the Khmer is an photo essay that delves into a common, but lesser understood, belief of the Cambodians. While learning about the culture and customs of Cambodia, Keith Kelly's adopted home of 10 years, he was especially fascinated by their folklore. One particular type of shrine dedicated to the Mrenh Gongveal, Elves of the Khmer, caught his imagination.

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