The Khmer Empire
In this companion volume to Angkor – Cities & Temples, Claude Jacques, explores the achievements and developments of the Khmer people at sotes beyond Angkor. From the early pre-Angkorean site of Funan to the reign of King Jayavarman VII, the author journies beyond the well-known sites around Angkor Wat. The virtual tour of exquisite Khmer
architecture ranges from the cliff-top Preah Vihear overlooking the Cambodian plain, to the mysterious site of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay and the temple-in-the forest of Beng Mealea, to mention but a few.
Superbly photographed by Philippe Lafond, the book includes site plans, old photographs, aerial shots of the ancient cities and detailed photographs showing the reliefs and other magnificent carvings.