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This full-color guidebook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning.
A group of young monks, their robes a luminous orange, cross the causeway. A stoneand#8217;s throw away, rice paddies and golden temple roofs of Angkor shimmer in the morning sun. Monkeys swing from the trees and elephants stand in the shade nearby, waiting for passengers.
This is the trip of a lifetime. It will leave you with a new sense of wonder and#150; and some great stories to share. Expert traveler Tom Vater tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible in this full-color edition of Moon Angkor Wat: Including Siem Reap and Phnom Penh:
How to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way and#150; including information on the cities of Siem Riep, Battambang, and Phnom Penh as well as excursions to remote temples
How to choose the best means of transportation, whether youand#8217;re traveling by tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, or bicycle
Background on authentic cultural experiences, from street food feasts to New Yearand#8217;s celebrations and#150; and where to find them
Day-by-day itinerary suggestions
About the Author
is a writer who has worked and traveled in South Asia since 1993. He is the author of numerous books and has co-written several documentary screenplays for television and cinema. Tomand#8217;s feature articles, mostly on Asian subjects and destinations, have been published around the world, and he is the Daily Telegraphand#8217;
s Bangkok expert. His non-fiction book Sacred Skin
, published with photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat, is an international bestseller. Tom is also the co-owner of Hong Kong-based crime fiction imprint Crime Wave Press.
Tom first visited Cambodia in 2001 to document the indigenous minorities in Mondulkiri for the British Libraryand#8217;s International Sound Archive, and instantly fell in love with the country. A year later, Tom co-wrote and production-managed a documentary on Angkor for German-French television, which gave him the opportunity to spend several weeks among the temples. Since then, he has returned to Cambodia several times a year to cover the countryand#8217;s politics and culture. Most recently he published Cambodia: A Journey through the Land of the Khmer with renowned photographer Kraig Lieb.