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Lonely Planet Cambodia (Travel Guide) Paperback – June 1, 2012

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Product Details

  • Series: Travel Guide
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Lonely Planet; 8 edition (June 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741799651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741799651
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #396,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ruth on August 13, 2012
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First of all, let me just say that I much prefer to have all of the "about this country" stuff in the front of the book. History is important!
I would also prefer to have the maps next to each other-- why is North Phnom Penh separated from South Phnom Penh by several pages? It is obnoxious for navigation.
Otherwise, this is a great guidebook-- we had few complaints. It sure is nice to travel with a guidebook that came out the same month as your trip. Restaurant recommendations were generally excellent, and logistical information is good. Hated our PP accommodation, however, which was a top pick in the guidebook (Number 9 Guesthouse), though our other accommodations in the country were excellent (and also top pics).
I recommend this book (though encourage you to double-check tripadvisor and wikitravel when making your plans).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on September 25, 2012
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When we went to Cambodia for the first time two years ago I had the 2010 edition, it was so useful I ordered the latest for the planning of our next month long 2013 trip. They are a great asset in that they give maps, places to eat, sleep and discover, that are not too detailed but detailed enough to get you to where you want to go and the predictable layout makes them easy to use, especially when you are making your own way and often off the well beaten tourist track, (this is where the tips and advice also come in handy). They have made it easier for me to research further into places we want to go by giving me starting points so we can be confident we are making the most of the time we have and make the choices that are appropriate to what we want to see and do and spend. A good investment.
Travellers' tip, copy the maps, mark your places, and laminate - I do this for every town / city area we went to and it makes getting around so easy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Val Saxton on June 20, 2013
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Lonely planet doesn't work as a kindle rendition. Very difficult to navigate chapters and sections. Even more difficult to find sections to try to navigate them. Any maps have to be downloaded first and separately at that (and they are in black and white) unless you are online the whole time when mooching around the temples! Extremely disappointing purchase. When I had left Cambodia and came home to hard copy I then found the sections and advice just as I expected - the information would have been great to have had - but it was too late then.

I checked with other habitual 'Lonely Planet' users and found they had encountered the same problems. Don't use these guides in the kindle version. Stick to the books, they're great.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bosquetty on February 3, 2013
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When I bought the Kindle version of the Lonely Planet Guide to Cambodia I hoped that I would be able save weight and bulk by leaving my printed version behind. In practice the Kindle is no substitute for the paper version. Although the texts are identical the Kindle guide is slow and cumbersome to navigate and you cannot keep switching from one page to another. The maps are particularly difficult to use. They are hard to read at a low magnification but if you zoom in you can only distinguish one small area at a time. Also the keys for the numbers on the map are on a another page.
I use Lonely Planet Guides a lot and look forward to the day when several books can be carried on a Kindle or a tablet. The Kindle version at least has a long way to go before it will take the place of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lawrence on June 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
This guide book is pretty spot on and a good all-round companion while in Cambodia. At least I found it so on my trip there only a few weeks prior to writing this review. Effectively it covers all the bases which are;

A broad though comprehensible history section and all the mundane stuff like electricity supplies etc is towards the top of the list. Yeah it makes for boring copy but it is need-to-know stuff. Visa information and foibles about the country in general and a good grasp of the overall 'vibe' of a place are also good to have. You want to get the impression the author(s) have a good feel for the place. And some cultural dos and don'ts thrown in.

Ideas for accommodation, what to see and what to do and some tips for how to get about the place that are actually realistic. Rough ideas of what to expect to pay for things that are genuine and also some thoughts on tipping and other pitfalls. How likely you are to be swindled blind and an honest appraisal of this side of things is also good. Ideas for restaurants and tours and tour operators also come in handy.

Maps that are comprehensible (I mean I managed to pass navigation at basic training but hey, that was a while ago OK?). This is pretty much a must have for the major sites/sights and makes getting around between them a lot more possible on your own. And if text directions are to be included they have to be written by someone who actually walked it and not someone who looked at google earth and just wrote it up.

So all that good stuff is in this guide as well as some nice photos and some obligatory 'Oh look we're putting in this photo of some person to show human connection' photos. But it's all jolly nice.
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