Shadows of a lost empire

A travel piece on visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park.

25 June 2006 (Contra Costa Times) – A travel piece on visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park.

Contra Costa Times, 25 June 2006

Shadows of a lost empire

TWO THINGS YOU NEED when exploring the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia: First — hire a quick-witted guide who can snake you in and out of temples without getting tangled with tour bus crowds.

The other must-have is a swimming pool. Cambodia is one hot little country and even the most intrepid temple prowler will want to slide into cool water after poking around the tumbled ruins of these looming structures of the ancient Khmer empire.


Related Books:
Angkor: A Tour of the Monuments by T. Zephir and L. Invernizzi
Angkor: Cambodia’s Wondrous Khmer Temples, Fifth Edition (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) by D. Rooney
Angkor: Celestial Temples of the Khmer by J. Ortner
Khmer Civilization and Angkor (Orchid Guides) by D. L. Snellgrove

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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