7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 15 December 2009
I have now been to Siem Reap twice and explored the temples - this was the only book I needed. As a fan of all things Angkor Wat I have bought numerous guide books but nothing compares to Rooney's book. It is detailed, well laid out, informative and perfect for using if you don't want a guide.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2009
This book is very well written, the author Dawn Rooney has visited Angkor more than 80 times and she shares her expert knowledge with the reader, some amazing photo's and detailed information on all the major temples, a must have for anyone visiting Angkor.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 June 2010
If you are visitng the temples of Angkor then a few books give a good basic insight.
However, if you are spending any length of time looking at a large variety of temples this is the must have guide.
Full of history, plans, helpful hints and general information, I have seen no other book which gives such excellent detail.
May be overkill if you are having a one stop Angkor Wat experience but for all those dedicating time at the temples you will not get a better guide.