This book is intended for visitors to Cambodia and for anyone who is interested in a brief account of the history and culture of this once great empire. An indispensible introduction to the history and culture of one of the great classical civilizations. Angkor was the capital of an empire that covered most of Indochina, and this guidebook covers not only Angkor in detail but many other sites in Cambodia and Thailand. Snellgrove paints a vivid picture of the Khmer empire, putting the monuments in their historical, artistic and social context. His seemingly boundless energy and
David Snellgrove, Professor Emeritus of the University of London and Fellow of the British Academy, is known for his publications concerning Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and various Himalayan regions, especially Dolpo and Ladakh. After retiring from the University of London in 1982, he embarked upon a new series of research-journeys in South East Asia including Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia.