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Lonely Planet Cambodia 7th Ed.: 7th Edition [Paperback]

Nick Ray , Greg Bloom , Daniel Robinson
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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July 1 2010 Lonely Planet Cambodia
Lonely Planet's 7th edition of Cambodia will take you into the heart of Southeast Asia: beautiful beaches (without the tourist tide), remote wilds, subtle cuisine and elaborate temples. From the famed Angkor Wat to the old-world charms of Siem Reap and the phenomenal capital city of Phnom Penh it's all here. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. In This Guide: Angkor revealed: we take you to the heart and soul of Cambodia. Go further with unrivalled coverage of increasingly popular Northwestern Cambodia. Green Index highlights best eco-friendly options.

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Nobody covers the world like Lonely Planet.' --New York Post, May 2004
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Nick Ray is a Londoner of sorts and comes from Watford, the sort of town that makes you want to travel. He lives in Phnom Penh with his Kulikar and young son Julian. He has worked on several guidebooks on Cambodia including Lonely Planet's Southeast Asia on a Shoestring and Cycling Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia. He also writes for newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times and Wanderlust in the UK. When not writing, Nick is often found foragin around the remote parts of Cambodia as a location scout and manager for the world of TV and film. Motorbikes are part-time passion and he prefers to take the roads less travelled and is still turning up new trails in Cambodia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Maps and diagrams are outstanding. July 8 2002
Lonely Planet Guides are always the best sources of info for pre-trip planning and to take along, but the Cambodia LPG has an added feature that really impressed me, and that is the maps and diagrams of the temples and temple complexes, and the great details in the descriptions that go with them. I'm absolutely delighted to have this information to help me plan my photo sessions. In addition, LP has a service on their website where you can get updates to a guide between old and new publications. Also try the Thorntree feature to get questions answered or to contribute info for others. Lonely Planet has done it again. Best guidebooks and best services for travelers. Thanks LP!
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Very practical and quite a useful book to have when travelling to Cambodia. I found it useful myself too with information regarding Cambodian history, past, present and maybe the future of the country's outcome having came out of the shadows of the Killing Fields. The book covers everything you need to know about travelling to Cambodia. The best place to eat and what are the popular sites to visit... in Phnom Penh and the famous jungle ruins of Angkor. This 3rd edition contains wonderful photos of the Khmer people in many aspects... Even though the country had been ravaged by war yet their souls are still proud like before much like their ancestors who built a wonderful civilization that ruled mainland Indo-China. Also there is a page for those who want to learn basic Khmer which is easy and enjoyable...
Now that Cambodia is opening up the outside world the book gets a little bit thicker which I find is interesting since now there are many areas to visit in Cambodia like the hill tribes living in east of Cambodia and also the temple of Preah Vihear in the north of Cambodia which sits on the Dangrek mountain range overlooking Thailand. Great book to have and I hope soon in the next edition more information will be added. Don't travel to Cambodia without one!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Necessity for a trip Sept. 12 2000
Planning a trip to Cambodia is not easy. The country is still not very accessible although much has been improved in the past years, in particular available flights.
If you plan to go, read the guide very carefully. It gives you enough background to do it on your own. However, I would still recommend to go for local assistance ( with the exception of Siem Rap when visiting Ankor Wat)
The country is beautiful and the people are very nice. If you have time and sense of adventure it is definitely worth a trip.
Pnom Penh should be the centre of the visit and the guide is at it's most helpful here with good background on the Tol Sluen Prison or the Killing Fields as well as on the nicer things like the Palace and the Silver Pagoda. A tip: try to take a good hotel. PP can be a bit depressing, particularly after a visit to the fields, and also is not a very safe place to go out at night without guide or transport. If you have transport you should eat of course in the Foreign Correspondent Club.
Angkor Wat is a must, although the guide maybe overdoes it a little. I find that you must be a real "culture buff" to use more than one day for a visit. In Siem Rap there is nothing, so don't fall for the trap of a four day visit.
In general, I find the guide giving good information and,as in all the countries here in SE-Asia, if you want to travel alone, you HAVE to take it with you.
I have been in Cambodia now a couple of times and each time I find it a good adventure, not in the least because of the help of this good guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have For Cambodia Trip July 2 2002
I decided to be a little different when I went to Southeast Asia. Instead of taking the Lonely Planet Books which I had done to past trips to China, and England I went with the Rough Guide. What a mistake. Such a mistake that about 1/2 through the trip, somewhere in Thailand I think, I threw the book out and picked up LP guides to Vietnam and Cambodia.
The Cambodia book is great. Great information, easy to follow guides to Angkor what else could you need. LP really tells it as it is. Cambodia is a place changing everyday. Fortunately for the last year or two its been relatively calm and tourist friendly. How long this will last is anyone's guess. I hope stablity have finally come to this country with such a tragic history.
Angkor is a unbelievable place and the LP book will get you through it and teach you a lot.
Get this book before you go!
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