DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cambodia and Laos

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Penguin, Jan 12, 2016 - Travel - 288 pages

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia and Laos is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two countries.

Whether you want to explore the temples of Angkor Wat, take a boat trip through the famous Tham Kong Lo caves, or sunbathe on stunning white beaches in southern Cambodia, Cambodia and Laos offer exhilarating options for visitors.

Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia and Laos

+ Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance.
+ Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights, including the temple complexes of Angkor and Luang Prabang.
+ Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area.
+ Area maps marked with sights and restaurants.
+ Detailed city map of Phnom Penh.
+ Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights.
+ Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia and Laos truly shows you this region as no one else can.

 

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Contents

How to Use this Guide 6
6
Discovering Cambodia and Laos 1015
10
Putting Cambodia and Laos on the Map 16
16
A Portrait of Cambodia and Laos 18
18
A Portrait of Cambodia 32
32
Cambodia Through the Year 34
34
The History of Cambodia 38
39
Cambodia at a Glance 44
44
Vientiane 138
139
Luang Prabang 150
151
Northern Laos 170
171
Central and Southern Laos 188
189
Where to Stay 206
206
Where to Eat and Drink 216
216
Shopping 234
234
Entertainment 238
238

Phnom Penh 46
47
Angkor 64
65
Northern Cambodia 88
89
Southern Cambodia 104
105
A Portrait of Laos 124
124
Laos Through the Year 126
126
The History of Laos 130
131
Laos at a Glance 136
136
Outdoor Activities and Special Interests 240
240
Practical Information 248
248
Travel Information 260
260
General Index 272
272
Acknowledgments 282
282
Phrase Book 284
284
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