Ancient Angkor

EPUB EBook by Michael Freeman

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Like many people, I purchased my copy of Ancient Angkor from a local vendor at the Angkor Wat temple in the midst of my visit to Cambodia. Ancient Angkor EPUB EBook

I read the book after the trip, which is not the primary way in which it is intended to be read, but I still found it an enjoyable read that brought back memories and gave context to many things I saw on my temple tour.

The book is focused primarily on the architecture itself, and on the decorative carvings that adorn much of the Angkor architecture. There are sections that give background on the culture, mythology, and history of the sites, but this is definitely a book for people with a serious interest in seeing the unique architectural highlights of each temple.

Directions and suggested itineraries are provided. Because there is so much to see at Angkor, it is perfectly possible to do the tour and have a great experience without the information contained here. But I would definitely reread this in preparation for a second visit, as it is full of interesting features that might be overlooked the first time through.

The maps are small and fairly simple, but the color photos are great, and there are helpful glossaries of the architectural and archaeological terms used in the discussions of each temple.

This is a good overview with enough depth to make it serve as more than just a set of suggestions of sites to see. Like this book? Read online this: Best Soccer Goalkeepers Of All Time. Easy to read children soccer books with great graphics. All you need to know about the best soccer goalies in history. (Sport Soccer IQ book for Kids), War and Peace in the Ancient World. the Ancient World.

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