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Can you recommend a good book on Siem Reap?

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Can you recommend a good book on Siem Reap?

I am thinking of reading a novel instead of a tourbook before we go there for a few days. Is there any?

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1. Re: Can you recommend a good book on Siem Reap?

Not specifically about SR and certainly not novels but I can recommend "daughter of the killing fields" by Theary C. Seng or Children of Cambodia's Killing Fields (memories by survivors) compiled by Dith Prah (whose own experiences were portrayed in the film "The Killing Fields") are both moving and educational

Others have been mentioned - use the search box above to locate them

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Coincidentally enough the post right above this one (at time of writing) is a novel about the ancient Khmer empire - God King of Angkor: A Novel of Tyranny. Only drawback is that it is only available for Kindle. If you want some other kind of entertaining and multi-media introduction and background about what the ancient Khmer empire was like and what life was like when the temples were built as the world's largest and most technologically advanced urban area of the time, I strongly suggest the National Geographic special online - …nationalgeographic.com/2009/…stone-text

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Angkor Essential by Gregory A. Waldron

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4. Re: Can you recommend a good book on Siem Reap?

Thank you very much for all!

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