A brand new edition featuring illuminating text written by expert, local writers alongside over 250 inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring Laos and Cambodia's people and places to life, at the turn of a page. From the haunting Plain of Jars to the splendour of Angkor, all of Laos and Cambodia's attractions are included to ensure you experience the very best of both countries, whatever your interests. A special 'Best of' feature highlights the top attractions not to be missed and provides the editor's choice of exclusive and unique recommendations, including the best temples and palaces, national parks and outdoor activities. An in-depth 'Places' section covers both countries, from forested hills and the Mekong Valley to Phnom Penh and the Cambodian Coast. All the principal sites along the way are conveniently cross-referenced by number to accompanying full-colour maps throughout the guide, to enable instant orientation and easy navigation at a glance. You will also find a fascinating chapter on history looking back to the Kingdom of Lan Xang and the rise and fall of the Khmer.
Intriguing features explore Laos and Cambodia's people, religion, cuisine, art, architecture and more. A comprehensive 'Travel Tips' section provides essential practical information, covering transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, nightlife, shopping, money, health and much more, along with useful contact telephone numbers to help you book activities in advance. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.