Frommer's Vietnam: With Angkor Wat

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 7, 2012 - Travel - 480 pages
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  • Insider advice on navigating local markets, from souvenirs to street food, plus detailed itineraries focused on everything from highlights to history.
  • Where to find the newest and best boutiques, hotels, and restaurants, plus local spots off the beaten tourist track.
  • Insightful commentary on Angkor Wat in a dedicated Cambodia chapter, plus an in-depth view at Vietnam's rich culture and history.
  • Opinionated reviews. No bland descriptions and lukewarm recommendations. Our expert writer, a resident of Southeast Asia, is passionate and knowledgeable about the destination.
  • Exact prices listed for every establishment and activity--no other guides offer such detailed, candid reviews of hotels and restaurants. We include the very best, but also emphasize moderately priced choices for real people.
  • User-friendly features including star ratings and special icons to point readers to great finds, excellent values, insider tips, best bets for kids, special moments, and overrated experiences.
  

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Contents

THE BEST OF VIETNAM
1
VIETNAM IN DEPTH
7
Vietnamese Cuisine
17
SUGGESTED ITINERARIES
34
North
42
ACTIVE VACATION PLANNER
49
HANOI
55
THEBESTAUTHENTIC LOCAL FARE
78
SOUTHCENTRAL VIETNAM
251
REVISIT THE MY LAI MASSACRE
257
HO CHI MINH CITY SAIGON
281
HO CHI MINH CITY
287
Where to Eat
300
QUESTFOR THE PERFECTNOODLE
307
THE MEKONG DELTA
337
Chau Doc
345

HANOIS FOUNDING 56 MAKE FRIENDS WITH VIETNAM HERITAGE 59 HAVE YOU TRIED THESNAKE?
87
THE NEIGHBORHOODS IN BRIEF 60 Outdoor Activities Other Fitness
103
Where to Stay 65
117
A GUIDE TO RENTING
132
The Dien Bien Phu Loop 130 Loop
141
NORTHEASTERN COAST
147
Halong City 151 Halong Bay
153
NORTHCENTRAL VIETNAM
163
Ninh Binh 163 Vinh
169
CENTRAL VIETNAM
175
HUE 178 The Demilitarized Zone 191 Mach Ma National Park 194 Danang
197
HOIAN
205
THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS
222
CAMBODIA
355
Planning Your Trip to Cambodia
361
CAMBODIA
368
Southern Cambodia
385
Siem Reap Angkor Wat
392
THE MAGIC HOURS ATANGKOR WAT
413
Battambang
422
PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO VIETNAM
427
Getting There 427 AIDSIN VIETNAM
434
Tips on Accommodations 430 Health Safety 431 WHAT THINGS COSTIN VIETNAM
443
THE VIETNAMESE LANGUAGE
449
Index
457
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About the author (2012)

Ron Emmons taught English in Africa and the Americas before moving to Thailand, where he now works as a freelance writer/photographer. He is the author and photographer of Portrait of Thailand and Walks Along the Thames Path (New Holland, UK), as well as writer of Spiral Guide to the Dominican Republic (Automobile Association, UK). Ron has also made major contributions to several other guide books, such as Top Ten Bangkok (Dorling Kindersley, UK), the Rough Guide to Vietnam, and National Geographic Traveler Vietnam.

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