Laos & Cambodia by Adam BrayLaos & Cambodia by Adam Bray

Laos & Cambodia

byAdam Bray, Simon Stewart, Andrew Forbes

Paperback | March 1, 2013

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Insight Guide Laos and Cambodia is the only full color travel guide to these two fascinating countries, and its lively narrative and stunning images provide both inspiration and information to plan a memorable trip to Indochina. The Best Of section shows you the unmissable sights and experiences - Angkor, the region's most spectacular sight, as well as the two contrasting capitals: laid-back, French-influenced Vientiane in Laos and Phnom Penh, Cambodia's animated capital on the banks of the Mekong River, plus markets, temples, relaxing beaches and islands. Lively features focus on the two countries' history and culture, while the Places chapters show you where to go in Laos and Cambodia, with beautiful photography, insightful descriptions of all the main attractions, and detailed, full color maps for easy orientation. The Travel Tips section provides practical information for planning a trip and getting around once you're there, plus our independent reviews of selected hotels and restaurants lead you to the most authentic establishments, full of local character.
Andrew Forbes graduated in Chinese Studies from the University of Leeds before completing an MA in Islamic Studies and a Ph.D. in Central Asian History. He lectured in East African History at the University of Khartoum (1977-78) and in Islamic Studies at the University of Aberdeen (1982-88). He has traveled extensively in Asia and Afri...
Title:Laos & CambodiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2013Publisher:APA Publications UK, LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1780051379

ISBN - 13:9781780051376

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Table of Contents

Best of Laos and Cambodia
The Lay of the Land
The Kingdom of Lan Xang
Colonialism and Independence
Population, society, economy
Culture, Art and Architecture
Lao Food
The Secret War
Neighbourly Relations
Ethnic Minorities
French Influence
Mysterious Jars
The Mekong River
Vientiane Environs
Luang Prabang
Northeastern Laos
Northwestern Laos
The Mekong Valley
Southern Laos


An environment under threat
The rise and fall of the Khmer
From Colonialism to the Killing Fields and beyond
Population, Society, Economy
Culture, Art and Architecture
Cambodian Food
Royal Ballet of Cambodia
Angkor Architectural Styles
Tonle Sap
Pol Pot
The Krama
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh Environs
Siem Reap and Battambang
Central and Northeast Cambodia
Preah Vihear
The Cambodian Coast

Travel Tips for Laos and Cambodia
Eating Out
A-Z of Practical Information