Author(s): Marco Polo
With this up-to-date, authoritative guide you can experience all the sights and discover hotels, restaurants, trendy spots, festivals and events, sport and activities. It provides tips on what to do on a limited budget, "Best Of" tips, a suggestion for a perfect tour through the country, ideas for shopping and a large road atlas and practical pull-out map. Also contains: Travel Tips, Useful Phrases in Khmer, Travel with Kids, Trip & Tours and index. Cambodia is where the sugar palms grow, as the Khmer have been saying for generations. The striking, round tousled tops of the palm trees and the paddy fields cover the flat country as far as the eye can see and water buffalo wallow in the mud. That's still Cambodia, in stark contrast to Phnom Penh's new modern face. With MARCO POLO CAMBODIA you can experience one of the last countries in Asia which has been isolated for decades. This practical travel guide, small enough to slip into your pocket, lifts the bamboo curtain and takes you into the empire of temples and traditions. Experience Phnom Penh, the capital city light years ahead of the rest of the country.
Explore magnificent bathing beaches in the south, virtually unspoilt nature in tropical jungles and a huge lake in the north. And there's also the glorious Angkor, the thousand-year-old Holy City with the largest sacred building in the world. With the "Perfect Tour" you can explore the country from north to south and go off on even more stimulating diversions to remote areas. MARCO POLO CAMBODIA's Insider Tips tell you where you can become Robinson or Mowgli from the Jungle Book, stay in hotels built in the massive colonial style and experience the primeval forest riding on an elephant. The "Best Of" tips take you to experiences costing nothing and places where Cambodia is at its most typical. Follow up these tips and you'll find the nicest places to relax, and find out where it's still really beautiful even when the monsoon's beating down outside. Trips & Tours take you to the fun of bathing and Khmer kings. Cambodia's unspoilt nature promises genuine adventures and sporting challenges. You'll find the most important suggestions in the sport and activities chapter.
And if you have your kids with you, in the Travel with Kids chapter you'll learn not only what preparations it's sensible to make, but also where you can have great fun with the little ones. The Dos and Don'ts advise you why you should be unsympathetic towards snotty-nosed kids, but treat the customs of the country with respect. MARCO POLO CAMBODIA gives comprehensive coverage of all the country's regions. To help you find your way around there's a detailed road atlas and practical map inside the back cover, with a Phnom Penh street atlas and detailed maps of the temple complexes at Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Siem Reap, as well as a removable pull-out map.