Vietnam Cambodia & Laos

by Andrew Spooner 

£16.99

81 in stock

ISBN:  9781911082620
Published :  03rd Sep 2019
Format:   Paperback
Size:  115 X 178
Edition:  1

About this book

Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos offer unrivalled attractions in the form of ruins, colonial remnants, stunning scenery, ethnic diversity & exotic food. Their shared history is evident, but it is their distinct differences that render the area such a fantastic travel experience. In Vietnam, vivid rice paddies climb up mountainsides or sit alongside beautiful Coastal scenery; feverish Ho Chi Minh City plays noisier, more moneyed brother to the enchanting, romantic Hanoi. Cambodia is home to the magnificent Angkor Wat, the zenith of Southeast Asian architecture. Phnom Penh offers the glistening Royal Palace, eclectic markets and poignant relics of a turbulent past. Laid-back Laos provides a beautiful backdrop. From the picturesque gilded temples of Luang Prabang to the chilled out Mekong islands of Siphandon, it's hard not to be inspired by this exquisite country. Vietnam (including Hanoi & the north, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City) Cambodia (including Phnom Penh and Ankgor) Laos (including Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Plain of Jars & Vieng Xai)

About the author

Andrew Spooner is a feature, travel and sports writer and photographer. His work appears regularly in The Independent on Sunday, The Independent, CNN Traveller, The Guardian, the Observer, GQ and Bike. He has also taught Media and Journalism, part time, at the University of East London. In his previous life, Andrew travelled through the underbelly of Europe with various punk rock bands and he still likes loud music, played badly. After travelling to Thailand in 1989, Andrew developed a fascination with the country and now shares his time between Bangkok and London Based in Hanoi for a number of years, David W Lloyd is a travel writer and photographer. His work has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Wanderlust and Travel + Leisure. Specialising in Laos and Vietnam, he has also written features on Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. David's favourite destinations in Vietnam include central Quang Binh province thanks to its otherworldly caving and warm, welcoming people. He also spends as much time as he can cycling the twisting mountain roads of the far north. In Laos, he most enjoys the trekking and variety of food in Luang Nam Tha and watching the world go by over a quality coffee in Luang Prabang.

Contents

1) Planning your trip
2) Vietnam (Hanoi; Northern Vietnam; Central Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City)
3) Cambodia (Phnom Penh and around; Angkor and Central Cambodia; Northeastern Cambodia; Southern Cambodia)
4) Laos (Vientiane and around; Northern Laos; Central Laos; Southern Laos)
5) Background
6) Practicalities
7) Index