This new first edition guide introduces two exotic destinations fast becoming required stops for globetrotting tourists. Through our expert author, readers are exposed to the rich culture and poignant history in Cambodia and Laos. Discover the region's food and gift markets, lovely beaches and islands, colorful temples, and charming villages. This title covers highlights of both countries, including Cambodia's tourist Mecca and spiritual center Angkor Wat, capital Phnom Penh, and beach resort Sihanoukville. Laos covers the relaxed city Vientiane, Luang Prabang (a UNESCO World Heritage city for its blend of Laotian and European architecture), and top spots for ecotourism. The planning chapter includes extensive information on sustainable development and volunteer vacations. Special features include a Khmer and Laotian language primer and separate history and culture chapters for both nations.
Table of Contents
LIST OF MAPS. 1 THE BEST OF CAMBODIA & LAOS. 2 CAMBODIA IN DEPTH. 3 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO CAMBODIA. 4 SUGGESTED CAMBODIA & LAOS ITINERARIES. 5 PHNOM PENH. 6 SIEM REAP. 7 BATTAMBANG & NORTHERN CAMBODIA. 8 SOUTHERN CAMBODIA. 9 LAOS IN DEPTH. 10 PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LAOS. 11 VIENTIANE. 12 VANG VIENG & SURROUNDING AREA. 13 LUANG PRABANG & NORTHERN LAOS. 14 CENTRAL LAOS. 15 SOUTHERN LAOS. 16 FAST FACTS. 17 KHMER & LAO GLOSSARY. INDEX.
Daniel White is a British writer who has been published in major magazines and newspapers in Europe and Asia. He has written for publications such as the UK's Guardian, Observer, Maxim, and Marie Claire. He has also worked on guidebooks and political commentaries as both a writer and editor, and was editor-in-chief of the now defunct Absolute Phuket magazine in Thailand. He has traveled the corners of Southeast Asia by motorcycle, and is currently working on a website project chronicling his trips on two wheels. Previously based in London and Paris, he has been based in Bangkok since 2002.