Angkor: An Introduction to the Temples

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Odyssey, 1999 - Angkor (Extinct city) - 302 pages
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A Kaleidoscope of color, Indonesia's 13,677 islands harbor hundreds of mammal species, birds and insects; its people originate from 300 ethnic groups encompassing all the Asian cultures and religions. A master of his subject, author Bill Dalton guides the reader to the best Indonesia has to offer, from ram fighting in Bandung to the isolated tribe of the Asmat people, together with detailed information on surfing, snorkeling, climbing volcanoes, and traditional dance and crafts. There is also a generous selection of excerpts from literature about Indonesia including V S Naipaul on a Japanese soldier and a bicycle and David Attenborough on the Komodo dragon.

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

A substantial book, well worth your time. Read as much as you can prior to a visit to Siem Reap; then read more after you've visited. Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

This is an incredibly imformative book on all the temples in Angkor. Also includes the history of Angkor and background of the different Hindu gods seen in many of the bas reliefs in the temples. Read it before you visit each temple and keep it handy while you're there. Read full review

Contents

The Ramayana 68
57
ture of the Angkor Period
84
A History of Restoration Causeway
99
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Dawn F. Rooney is the author of Khmer Ceramics (OUP, 1984) and Folk Pottery in South-East Asia (OUP, 1987).

Danforth was born in Cleveland, Ohio and educated at Minnesota in computer science and east Asia studies. He is a freelance photographer and multimedia developer.

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