French scholar, Claude Jacques, has studied Angkor for the past 30 years, while Michael Freeman has made many photographic trips there during a 20-yea r period. Ancient Angkor embodies the fruits of their collaboration and experience.
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 ...more
The book makes no mention of Koh Ker. This is ...more
1. An excellent resource for planning your time there and as a companion on your journey through the temples (maps, suggestions, photos, and history).
2. A coffee table book - hundreds of vibrant, full-colour, glossy photos of the temples.
3. An in depth, almost scholarly look at the ...more
I bought this tour guide off the hands of one of the sellers loitering near the temples I was visiting. I think it was supposed to be USD 1, but I got conned into paying USD 11 when I showed interest and paid up. It really is supposed to be USD 1, because that is what I heard at first, and later all over the place with the other sellers. With its flawed binding, I think it is a reject from the ...more
Each entry introduces the site in question and recommends whether one should visit it depending on how much time and how historically and culturally significant it is. The guide's introduction also has an interesting history of ...more
i am so ready to be trekking though the ruins in a little over a week, and will have such better knowledge of what is going on and what i am looking ...more
ANCIENT ANGKOR, quiet amazing pictures.
I just thought suggesting this piece of information.
Originally, South Indian empires http://empires.findthedata.org/l/18/C...
One of the temples they built in Indonesia also similar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prambanan
And in the book I never seen any route saying about Tamil Language. But whole Cambodia is ruled by Tamil speaking kings from India, I have seen many temples with Tamil inscriptions still exist.
In the book it mentioned as Sanskrit, but we ...more
Helped a lot with understanding the layout, themes, and reliefs found in the ruins of Angkor Wat.
Michael Freeman is a professional photographer and author. He wrote more than 100 book titles. He was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. He made the break from there in 1971 to travel up the Amazon ...more