This book is designed to provide information of Angkor temples during your visit. Since it is to be read outdoor, extra care is needed to avoid damaging the book.
I find this book helpful in two ways. First, it gives detailed description even in small, minor temples. Second, it has plenty of high quality photos taken at best moments, which most visitors are unable to do except in the major temples.
However having a guide does not mean everything. One should still spend sometime to have himself submerged in the atmosphere of the temples. In other words, I suggest staying at Angkor for several days such that you can get plenty of time to understand the place in both informational and emotional way....Continua
I was impressed by the sculpture in Cambodia. So I bought this book at Hotel and wanted to learn more about their culture.
When I cycling in Angkor, this book did save me from getting lost. So it is PRACTICAL.
But I am not really patient observer, so could not find all the sculptures it has mentioned in Angkorian building. The temple layouts are neat and its suggested visit itinerary is okay, however disappointingly, it did not offer enough information in regards to the sculpture and the mythology and the importance of them. So even if you can find the sculptures, still you cannot fully appreciate the complexity of Angkor Wat.
But as if you wanna save a penny from hiring a guide, this book does the trick....Continua