RECOMMENDED LINKS & VISITORS COMMENTS
There are now a number of excellent websites with Cambodia as their main theme. I don't intend to list them all but I do recommend those below as worth stopping at and having a look. For a start, log onto my own Blog at Andy's Cambodia to keep up to date with my personal slant on Cambodia.
Accommodation & Guides:
Some of my closest friends in Cambodia have a presence on the web - my home from home in Phnom Penh is with the wonderful people at the DaraReangSey Hotel in the capital. The Shadow of Angkor in Siem Reap gets my vote for the top guesthouse near Angkor, though the HanumanAlaya Boutique Hotel is well worth a look for an extra bit of luxury. And of course my own webpage on my Recommended Guides is here. Contact Denise Heywood if you are seeking someone to lecture, write an article or lead a tour to Cambodia. Actor Sereyvuth Kem, who played the likeable cyclo-driver in the Matt Dillon film City of Ghosts, has a website to help him in his new role, as a tour guide.
A Cambodian author whose books have received widespread acclaim, is my pal Loung Ung. For a peek into the work of art historian and Angkor expert Dawn Rooney, visit her Cultural Archive site. More authors with websites include Chanrithy Him, Oni Vitandham and Theary Seng. And visit the To Asia With Love website to read about a great guidebook I contributed to. Sophie Stagg's return to Cambodia is told in full here - she wrote her own story in the book, Hear Me Now. Read about her new book, Bones That Float, by Kari Grady Grossman.
Charities & NGOs:
I readily support the Cambodian Arts & Scholarship Foundation, who do fantastic work in helping to educate the children of Cambodia, as do the excellent British-based charity, Schools for Children of Cambodia. I am proud to have raised funds for both of these very worthwhile charities. And don't forget the incredible Sunrise Children's Village orphanage run by Geraldine Cox. Cambodia Trust, a UK charity providing free artificial limbs and braces to Cambodia's disabled, now have a website to keep you up to date with their activities, as do other NGOs, like the newly-formed UK-based Cambodian Children's Charity. There's Cambodia Corps and USIEF, who offer training and education in the US. The Sharing Foundation are adoptive parents who are helping to give orphans in Cambodia a better chance. Also read the story of Harry Sarak and visit the Famcam websites.The newly-established Center for Khmer Studies is an important research and teaching facilty based in Wat Damnak in Siem Reap. Visit the non-profit site for Cardamom.org. Andrew Page has some great photos of the Angkor Dance Troupe from Lowell, MA in the States. FEDA are an NGO in Battambang that are making a difference in the rural community. An ambitious project to build 200 schools in rural parts of Cambodia, with solar panels and computers, is underway at Rural Schools Project. Also pay a visit to the Future Light Orphanage near Phnom Penh and the Mosquito Net website. All Ears Cambodia is leading the way in providing relief for people with hearing impairment and deafness and the preservation and protection of hearing in Cambodia.
Film & documentary websites:
There's been an explosion of films in recent years focusing on Cambodia. You can visit these film websites for more details: New Year Baby, The K11 Project, Out Of The Poison Tree, The Golden Voice, Last Seen At Angkor, The Red Sense, Rain Falls From Earth, Don't Think I've Forgotten, The Killing Fields.
General Information sites:
There are a variety of other interesting websites with a distinctly Cambodian bias, which will arouse the curiosity of fellow Cambophiles. The first I recommend is by Kent Davis and his extraordinary Devata.org website dedicated to Apsara and Khmer women. You must visit this website without delay. Gordon Sharpless is a Siem Reap resident who hosts an extensive website, which is well worth a long look. The ITIS site has a wealth of data available in addition to a selection of my own photographs. The pages of the Phnom Penh Post and the Bayon Pearnik are well worth a visit. If you're thinking of cycling across Cambodia, you must visit Mr Pumpy & Felix and their excellent Biking Southeast Asia website. A new Cambodia report has been added. Launched in January 1997, the Cambodian Genocide Program site is a must see, as is the Dith Pran Holocaust Awareness Project (Dith Pran is pictured left; he was the subject of the film, 'The Killing Fields') amongst the sites dedicated to informing the world of the horrors that Cambodia suffered in the mid-to-late 1970s. Also stop by the Cambodian Auto-Genocide and the DC-CAM pages. A champion of Cambodia for many years, Carlton TV have dedicated a site to John Pilger, the Australian-born journalist. Websites concentrating on the landmine problem in Cambodia include CMAC while Tim Grant has an interesting site on landmines with links to many others. You'll find a great deal of information on general Cambodian issues presented by the campaigning group Amnesty at their site. A detailed country study can be found at the Library of Congress site. Visit the LHRIC webpage for another view on Angkor. Bruce Sharp's long-running Beauty & Darkness website is well worth visiting. A major source of up-to-date information and travelling tips for the mainland South-East Asia region can be found on the Lonely Planet Thorntree site, while the Cambodia Travel Center has a long list of links worth following. Peter Geiser's Internet Guide to Cambodia has lots of info. KIDS host the Cambodia Daily newspaper supplement site. A translation of Maurice Glaize's 1944 book on the Angkor temples can be found on a site belonging to former VSO worker Nils Tremmel.
An important resource on the web are the Visitors Guides for Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville, freely available in magazine form around the bars of the capital and beyond. They have transformed their website into a detailed resource with practical information on accommodation, eating out, etc. Looking for up-to-date information on accommodation, restaurants, bars and travel, then try the Cambodia Pocket Guide website. And if you want information about life in Cambodia, go to the good folks at Expat-Advisory. Dance - The Spirit of Cambodia is a mine of information on Khmer dance. Visit the Gnarfgnarf site or the excellent Guimet Museum site in Paris. Improved schooling in the northern part of Cambodia around Anlong Veng is the focus of Mick Yates' excellent website. Peter Leth's 'Travel on the Really Cheap!' is a mine of information on shoestring travel in SE Asia. The APSARA authority, in charge of research, protection and conservation of the Angkor complex, as well as urban and tourist development in the area, has launched its own website with some interesting information on preservation projects at the various temple sites. Have a look at its on-line Yashodhara bi-annual bulletin. Click here to find out more about King Norodom Sihanouk's film career. A comprehensive site aimed at backpackers is Passplanet Cambodia by Benoit Saint Girons. This Japanese website, by Youme & Masaru Goto, has an interesting collection of photographs from their time in Cambodia. The GoCambodia site has a wealth of info and Sue Downie's piece is interesting. Film extra Ron Morris has some excellent links. For a very detailed map of Cambodia, click here but it may take a while to download. See this page from the aroundtheworlds team.
Take a look at the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' new e-Visa on-line service. The idea is to access the Ministry's website and enter your passport and credit card details, and hey presto your e-Visa will be delivered to your pc inbox for you to print and avoid those delays on arrival in Cambodia, when at least a dozen immigration officials in uniform take about 15 minutes to process your visa application. The on-line version costs a few extra dollars but it might suit some of the tourist fraternity to get theirs before they leave home.
Hanuman Tourism are the leading in-country tour operator, have a great place to stay in Siem Reap (the HanumanAlaya Boutique Hotel) and much more, and I now work for them, so they must be good! I used to post links to a couple of other travel companies but as I now work for Hanuman that is a conflict of interest, so About Asia and Hidden Cambodia will now have to do their own advertising (which they already do very well).
Travelogues, Blogs & Photo-sites:
Cambodia travelogues worth visiting include the following: Gregg Butensky, Marcel Stoessel, Mercury, Denys Meakin, Rich Garella, Patrick Hawley, Brett Mackay, Rene van Dam, David Fish, Anne Okerson, Frank Kriz, John Spragens, Karen & Scooter, Paul Durham, Koen, Shawn & Yasuko, Kennerly Clay, Doug Burnett and Marie Javins. Bert Hovius, Robert Bremec and filipdebont. John Squier and Ian Holdsworth have completed treks across Cambodia's land borders and posted pictures of their travels. Jane Harrison's Fulbright trip to Cambodia is worth a look. Bernard Heiser has posted an excellent photo-travelogue, whilst Andy Carvin has travelled extensively around South-East Asia and its his serious work that is well worth a visit at 'From Sideshow to Genocide'. Frans Bellaart, Paul Hastings and Paul-Francois Beziat. Aussie traveller and photographer Garrie Maguire's site has some great photos. A website by Naoki Hatano has the most comprehensive collection of photos taken from eighty temples in and around Angkor and a lot more - this site is a definite 'must-see' for all temple enthusiasts. Ian Taylor's two sites (1, 2), Ken Swann's photo gallery has a collection of his pictures taken in Kompong Cham City. Photographers with Cambodia amongst their portfolio are Jeremy Wolff and Ian Taylor.
John Week's blog at webbed feet, web log will open the door to a plethora of other blogs on Cambodia. A fast developing website and blog belong to Rachel Madden - take a look. If you are looking for a collection of short stories about Cambodia and other Asian countries, look no further than ThingsAsian. Whilst you're at ThingsAsian, have a look at Don's weblog. Rale has travelled extensively around Cambodia, so make sure you visit his site. Try John Lancaster's site. Have a peek at this latest Pookaibooks weblog, also the new Cambodian Online website. Ben Tindale is Living In Cambodia, whilst Kong Mangkornkarn's website has panoramic views of the main Khmer temples including Banteay Chhmar. British couple Colin and Julie's travelogue with photos. There's Dinah Gardner's Cambodia Less Travelled and a photo-site, Klaus Vaessen. A collection of Cambodia travelogues are at travelhog.net or read Mary & Will's Millennium Snapshot. Also read about Alvin Lim and Chris Finnie as they pay visits to Cambodia. Bruce Sharp returned to Cambodia in 2000. Read stories from Paul Aitken. Kelly McEvers spent time working in Cambodia as an editor with The Cambodia Daily newspaper. Darina Hul gives her impressions on a return to Cambodia. Three websites with pictures belong to QT Luong, Cheryl Marland and Marc Heuse. Also have a peek at Ursula Kammlott's photos of the Angkor complex. Here's an extensive photo gallery: Noboru Komine. Photos from Erin & Chris Ratay's Cambodian leg of their RTW road trip will be an eye-opener to anyone who's not been to Cambodia. Here's 2 websites that might be of interest to you; Victoria Brooks & Peggy Turbett. Cathy & Gary return to Cambodia.
Do you know of any other good websites? If you do, drop me a line. Updated:. PAGE RE-DESIGNED MAY 2007
I'll list just a few of the many links available to sites dedicated to Vietnam. Its a country that induces lots of travellers to post their stories and pictures onto the web and some of those have already been mentioned in the Cambodia travelogue section above. Best of the bunch is Jan Dodd, author of the Rough Guide to Vietnam, who has her own excellent site which includes up-to-date information, a discussion forum and lots of links. Others that are worth a visit include the home of Sue & Tony Wright, Nick Ferdinand, James Wilson, Denys Meakin and especially Karin Muller's top quality site. Pop into the excellent Destination Vietnam and Russell Gilbert's Around Vietnam. An e-pal of mine. Mark Ashwill has written a new publication called Vietnam Today: A Nation at a Crossroads, click to read more.
Okay, so I know it's in Northeast Thailand (also known as Isaan), but the Khmer temples in Khorat are well catered for at this site. There's also quite a few pictures of the temples here. If you are thinking of spending a few days touring the Khorat Plateau, get a copy of Michael Freeman's book, 'Khmer Temples in Thailand & Laos'. It's an incredibly detailed pocket-sized guide to the magnificent sites of the former upland Khmer Empire that include Phimai, Phnom Rung, Muang Tam, Phnom Wan and Preah Vihear (known as Khao Phra Viharn in Thai). Published in 1996, it's available through River Books of Bangkok. Also well worth a look is Granot's book, 'Along the MaeKhong River and the Cambodian Border'.
Since setting up my first website in February 1999, I've been extremely pleased with the response from visitors worldwide from Andorra to Botswana and Papua New Guinea to Uganda. A big thank you to all those who have taken the time and trouble to a) visit the site and b) e-mail me with your comments and suggestions. All the e-mails I've received have been positive and encouraging and I've reproduced some of your comments here by way of my thanks to those individuals:-
Sunrise over Angkor Wat - I enjoyed your words of this experience. Hoping my time at Angkor Wat is as memorable as yours - I C Shinazy
Enjoyed your Angkor Wat/Cambodia site. A great find for me - Trent Eddy
I enjoyed reading your page about Battambang very much. As once a native of Battambang, your description has brought back many memories to me. Your site is one of the most informative and elaborative - Satya Khuon
You have a gift for writing, and I am glad that you shared your experiences with us. Angkor is one of those fabled places I have always wanted to visit, but what with the war in Vietnam, the Khmer Rouge and demands of a career, history has not been on my side for these past 30 years...but now that all those are in the past, maybe I can find a way, thanks to your ideas and facts - Al & Ruth Clem
Thanks for fueling that love with your beautiful site - Marie Lowry
Just saw your Cambodia web site - its great. I lived there for a year as an UNTAC MO and found the place at once tragic and extraordinary. Appears you found much the same. Enjoyed it very much - brought back many memories - Ed Waller
Your Cambodia Tales website is very impressive - what a lot of information you've gathered together - Liz Anderson (author)
Just wanted to tell you that your web site is outstanding! Bravo and thanks!! - Deannie Didit
I just wanted to say your travel tales are great. I really enjoyed your stories from Cambodia. The pictures you posted on the site were all beautiful and even made me want to go to Cambodia. Please continue your wonderful work - Yuzuru
You have done a great job. Excellent job!!!! - Dith Pran (author)
Just been to your site Andy - fascinating. You have compiled a wealth of information on a wonderful country. I really liked the layout of your site too. The idea of having a story with embedded photos is a good one and held my interest perfectly. I'm going to spend the next couple of days thoroughly exploring all your stories. So interesting! - Anthony Plummer
I want to say how impressed I am with your web site and the quality of your descriptions and photographs. You have done a great service to the Cambodian people - Jeffrey Hansen
I really appreciate your web site. Its well composed and extremely interesting. Thank you - Robert Brown
Thank you for posting your fine narrative of your travels in Cambodia - Jim Powers
I've just printed ALL the stuff off and intend to read it when I have five minutes peace, but after an initial scan it looks brilliant. Do you write this professionally or just for your own purposes? And luckily you don't charge anything!!! - Sue Oatley
Excellent job Andy! From now on, whenever someone asks me about Cambodia, I'm just going to send them to your site - Chris Myers
Your passion for the place and its people really comes across strongly - Chris Knight
Hi Andy, Just spent a wonderful hour in Cambodia and Vietnam via your virtual tour - Sue Wright
I thoroughly enjoyed wandering through your spectacular website - from the great photos and text to that fantastic bibliography - Bill Herod
As one of the Cambodian civilians, the victim of ruin and disaster, I would like to express my profound appreciation of your great work in developing such a resourceful document. Your travel experience in Cambodia is very interesting and the description of each place is detailed and attractive - Nith Bunlay
Thank you for the informations. I appreciated and I learn so much with your site - Lu Tep
What a marvellous writing and photo! Wow! What can I say or comment to your masterpiece. Audience can see through your images Cambodia as a kind of paradise - Bun Heang Ung (author)
I looked at your site and it is absolutely amazing. I'm astonished at how much material you have on it. What a tremendous effort. You are making such a major contribution to disseminating information on travel in Cambodia and the art and architecture - Dawn Rooney (author)
I just wanted to say what a wonderful website you have created. I was already greatly looking forward to my trip to Cambodia later this year: having browsed through this I can hardly wait! Your site has given me a much better and fuller idea of what I am expecting to see/experience - Alison Brown
Your enthusiasm about the country is contagious, I feel excited about going now, where before I was apprehensive - Jac Gaunt
Your website is quite remarkable: excellent information and attractive layout, well organized and easy to navigate. The tourism bureau of Cambodia should give you an award! - Alva T Stone
Thank you for information and congratulation to this fantastic website. I can't stop browsing - Walter Leitner
Just a note to say 'what an excellent site!' - Kevin Denehy
Your web site is excellent and a great resource for me - thank you! - Tamara Priestley
Just wanted to let you know that you have done a fantastic job on your site - Larry Rosa
WOW! I just had a chance to look at your web page, and it's amazing! - Miriam Stark
Congratulations on your excellent site! - David Ayres (author)
What a fabulous website you have! I went and rounded up my 13 year old sister and she was actually interested. Now, that proves success! - Gabriel Thoumi
I was absolutely thrilled to look at your fantastic website. It is so inspiring - Denise Heywood (writer)
Hi Andy, really loved your web-site, made me craving to get to Cambodia! - Jannis
I logged onto your web site. It's incredibly elaborate, well-written and photographed! What a great idea! - Rebecca Fannin
By the way, I loved your web site; some highly informative articles as well as a boon of great photography. A real pot-pourri of good information. Much appreciated - Jay Langlois
I think your website is the most extensive I've found on traveling Cambodia. It is the reason I'm visiting Angkor Wat in February. Thank you for sharing your valuable knowledge and insights to a very intriguing country - Tracy
Thanks for such a really informative and well laid out site. I enjoyed reading the articles. The one on the 'Killing Fields' was very moving - Chris Martin
Your Cambodia bibliography is amazingly comprehensive and useful - Andrew Forbes (author)
I just wanted to tell you how much sheer enjoyment I have derived from the accounts of your travels, both before I went and after my reluctant return. Thank you for sharing your experiences with me...I visit your website every day! - Christine Drummond
I've been checking your web site periodically, and have to say that it far surpasses anything else out there on Cambodia. Your passion for the country and the people comes through loud and clear; it's also so informative, accurate and up-to-date - Merrily Hansen
It's hard to know where to begin complimenting you on the diligent work you have put into your vast resource on Cambodia and its treasures. My wife and I have spent many hours the last few nights drinking in the images and descriptions you have preserved for the world. The journal, photos, interviews and book reviews all brought back a new level of excitement about the country of the gracious Khmer people - Lyle and Savoeun Chem Ruppert
I just stumbled on to your fantastic webpage. It really looks awesome - Nelson Chenkin
Dear Andy, we have been reading your web page with great interest. It is brilliant - Sarah Day
We went to Angkor last year, and thought the whole place was mind boggling. We used a lot of info from your website which we thought was excellent, downloading and taking notes with us - Mama
I enjoy looking through your website very much. It is very informative and interesting. It also brings me closer to home. When you name some of the places and routes that you were travelling I felt as if I was there - Chantha Chum
I would like to congratulate you on your brilliant website - your enthusiasm is truly infectious - Lucy Markham
Can I congratulate you on making a really informative site in an area which was otherwise largely ignored on the web - Mark York
Hey, thanks for your insights on Cambodia! I have to say you have a great web page, its really well done and enjoyable to read through - Debra Stubbins
Yours is absolutely the best coverage of Cambodia I have seen - Otto Uebel
Great website. Well, for decent information about travelling to somewhere other than Phnom Penh and Angkor, yours is the best website I've been able to find - Lisa Cox
Your photos and facts are the finest coverage of Cambodia (past and present) I have seen - Mit
I read through some of your article and it's really interesting story and our real history. I'm on behalf of Cambodian students in New Zealand and we would like to thank you for posting this on the internet and let people around the world see what we have been struggle in the past years - Charya
As a Cambodian refugee 25 years ago, I really enjoyed the scenery from my country. Again, thanks for showing the beauty of Cambodia to the world - a job well done! - Savann
Thanks for putting all the time and love in to make your site what it is. Your travel reports are a delight to read, and the tips/links are indispensible in planning a trip - Howard Banwell
Just wanted to say a big thank you for your Cambodia Tales site - I followed your itinerary to the letter, where possible, and had a wonderful time. I am so grateful to you for pioneering this for everyone. It was a really memorable trip - Adrian Derris
Andy, your website is addicting, beautiful and eye-opening. The Vann Nath page does bring out history forcefully, doesn't it. The website is obviously a work of love. Thanks for such an introduction to Cambodia and Angkor Wat! - Jerry Muller
Hi Andy...the site gets better each time I look and it seems to me you are the undisputed cyberspace authority on Cambodia - Nick Ray (author)
Just been reading your website and think it's great. I'm planning a trip to Cambodia in July for the first time and shall use your info to good effect - Ken Burns
Thanks for a wonderful and inspiring website. My wife and I had been pondering a trip to the Angkor area for many years and after seeing your site, we decided to go....Thanks again for your work on Cambodia. You certainly provided the impetus for us to go have a look ourselves. Keep up the great work! - Michael Iwama
I really like your site and the passion you obviously bring to it. Cambodia is indeed a wonderful if distressing country. Keep up the great work!! - Mick Yates
Just had a look at your wicked website. Talk about an adventure! I hope I have as many interesting adventures as you did! - Sandy Brogan
Its great when you come across a site which contains so much valuable information that has obviously been collected with passion. I have greatly enjoyed your site, it has reinforced my love of the place... - Martin Wicks
We are both from Cambodia and we visited your site on your travels around Cambodia and we were very touched by what you had to write. We love the pictures and all the good comments that you said about Cambodia. Keep up the excellent work - Samath and Bora Kim
Top site run by someone who very obviously adores Cambodia, numerous links - Vish
I appreciate your passion and diligence in constructing, and maintaining such an informative and entertaining website. Thank you. I am planning travel to Cambodia...and already feel comfortable before my departure- Adrian Brown
I must congratulate you on the excellent web site you've created. It's the best I've seen on the web and I've been browsing a few - Ron Ciscool
You've really got a fabulous and useful page together, a real service to those of us who have already fallen deeply in love with Cambodia and all those who will in the future - Cindy Lahar
I wanted to congratulate you on such a wonderful website. I am very impressed! Thank you for having such a wonderful resource available for those who want to know 'anything and everything' about Cambodia - Josh Mika
I have just discovered your excellent website and would like to congratulate you on it - Christopher Gow
Hi Andy. Thanks for creating such a terrific website! Keep up the good work - Linda Shing
I do enjoy reading your Cambodia website. I went there for the first time in April...and your articles made very helpful guides as well. Its wonderful how positive the whole site is, emphasising the humanity and the fun of the country - Tom Hunter-Watts
Hi Andy! Your homepage is AWESOME. It's a great pleasure to find someone who is also addicted to Cambodia! - Udo Rimmelspacher
Hello Andy. A very beautiful and interesting website you've made there - Piet Schoutteten
Andy, I just found your site. Wow - I was pretty sure I was gonna go to Cambodia but now I am ABSOLUTELY going for sure. Great photos and interesting travelog - John Carr
Wow...great website. Your travelogue was so beautifully detailed and accurate that I'm very home sick for having read it. What I enjoyed the most about your travelogue is that your respect for the land and the people comes across loud and clear. And gorgeous photos....Anyone who logs on your website will be inspired to visit Cambodia - Loung Ung (author)
A truly remarkable site. The more people know about Cambodia, the more we will be able to change things for the better. Your website makes an extremely valuable contribution to the effort - Brad Hawkins
Keep up the brilliant work. I think you are regarded on the web as the most comprehensive site on Cambodia - Robert Starkweather
Thank you for a fantastic web site - Kylie Jopp
Andy, your site is terrific: thank you - Edward Lovett
Just wanted to drop you a note to say that your website is outstanding. It's obvious that you've put an enormous amount of work into it - Bruce Sharp
Andy - brilliant web site - a great discovery! - Ian Coles
Compliments for your site. It's really amazing. Hurrah for Morricone (you know we are Italians.....)!!! - Mauro de Angelis
Hi Andy, love your web site....thanks once again for the excellent website. I work in Internet development and it's one of the best I've seen - Richard Hutcheson
Hi Andy. Have just been checking out your web site. It's excellent! ...once again great web site! - Shirley Deakin
I have enjoyed your website for a year now. Thanks for the wonderful information on a wonderful country - Paul Kelly
Dear Andy. Thank you very much for your website which is well presented and enriched with many interesting and useful links. I am really excited to visit the site....I highly appreciate the website and your effort to educate not only Cambodian people but the world as well. Please keep up your good work - Somony Thay
Hi Andy, you capture so much of how you feel in the photos. It brings back all those fantastic memories and feelings for me also. I hope to go back early next year, so in the meantime I continue to visit your site so I can feel good - Lisa McRae
Hey there, first of all, I would like to say how impressed I am about your website and your interest in Cambodia. It is very helpful especially since I have been searching for architectural buildings and history of certain countries for my architect class. Thank you very much!!! - Ana Lo
Hey Andy, I was just perusing your incredible website reading about your latest travels and so forth. Keep up the great work! I visit your site practically on a daily basis for the news - Josh Mika
Hello, I enjoy your webpage immensely! Thank you for putting out such a thoughtful page - Mike Rubsam
I am deeply moved by your website. I have visited it several times over the last few months....I know very little about the people and culture. I have gone through your website and it has helped bring a 'realistic' approach to the things I have read. Thank you for putting all your trips onto a site - it has enlightened me greatly! - Robyn Burress
Andy, I recently found your amazing website and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy reading it and how impressed I was....Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading more on your site! - Donald Gilliland
Bonjour Andy, I've visited your site quite a few times and found it very interesting. I really appreciate the way you write and the human side of the stories. Merci beaucoup - Daniel Richard
Your site is commendable, one of the best....I love your site. It's interesting, thoughtful and just great. Keep it up - Debra Groves
I found the pictures on your site to be wonderful, and a great mix of people and places. Since I'm expecting to adopt a Cambodian child, I was thrilled to see so many pictures of the children - the beautiful, beautiful children! Your site is a great introduction; thanks for making it available! - qtoons
I've just stop at your site and wanted to thank you for the enormous work you've undertaken: I found the site very well documented and sort of 'mind-opening' - Pierre Pairault
Andy, your website on Cambodia is absolutely brilliant!! Really helpful for those of us just beginning to explore the area - Meredith Landers
Your website blew me so, it was hard to get to work this morning. This is an awesome labor of love - Herve Blandin
I've just viewed your website. It is an excellent resource. You quite obviously love the place. I'm off the Thailand soon and I think you've just convinced me to make a side trip - John Evans-Chang
Dear Andy. Congratulations on what is easily the most sincere and comprehensive website on Cambodia....Next time you come to Phnom Penh, a visit to me and the children is a must....Keep up the wonderful work on the website - Geraldine Cox AM (author & Patron - The Sunrise Children's Village Orphanage)
I am continually surfing the net for sites on Cambodia, I have yours bookmarked, it just keeps on getting bigger and better....Your love and compassion for this magic country just shines through your fantastic site - Katie Nupier
Dear Andy. Just wanted to say I read your website and found it to be excellent and the fact that you obviously love Cambodia and its people is very much evident - Rosanna White
Dear Andy. Your site looks more fantastic than ever. Congratulations on producing such an incredible quantity and unsurpassed quality of information on Cambodia - Denise Heywood (writer)
Reading your travelogue made me get a big lump in my heart, re-seeing in my own mind so many of the places we both visited and the people I know and love. Thank you - John Southerland
Hi Andy - I'm most impressed with your terrific website!....I salute your spirit of adventure - Scott Samuelson
I've managed to access your website. What a treat!....Thanks for your time and for a wonderful website. You have just filled a few evening's worth of my time! - Lori Murphy
Absolute gem....I have enjoyed your writing and your very obvious sincere love for Cambodia. I have only been there once...so I can live the dreams that I had through your wonderful writings. Thanking you very much - Ken Matthews
Thanks heaps for the website....only just starting to look through it all and already I feel better about pulling on the travelling boots after so many years of being static! - Sarah Preece
Andy, your web site is great! I just want to thank you for sharing a piece of the Cambodian history with the world. Because I am Cambodian, I really appreciate you dedicating an entire web site solely on Cambodia. I am impressed with how much knowledge you have on Cambodia - Sunkounthea Ros
Thank you for your wonderful website! It is an incredible glimpse into Cambodia. Somehow (in part due to your website), Cambodia has captured my heart from afar. Keep up the good work for us 'armchair travelers' - Nancy Harris
I am impressed with your adventure and also the fact that you were able to accumulate so many fantastic pictures and experiences of all the regions that you visited - Kurt Robinson
I am amazed with your great web site about your trip to Cambodia. I just wanted to thank you for taking the time on Cambodia, and learning about our culture and people - Kimsure Proeung
Hi Andy, you have a great website that gets better all the time! - Nicholas Merriweather (author)
Hi! Wonderful site. Its very useful for people like us who are trying to plan a trip - Emily Hatch
To me as a Khmer girl...I really admire your homepage dedicated to Cambodia especially all your hard work you've put into the page to make it this excellent - Kuntia Lee
Andy, your website is absolutely fabulous. I have enjoyed reading it and think that it is probably some of the most useful travel information I have seen. Well done and thanks for sharing - Lori Hiscock
I enjoyed your web site very much, you seem to be able to write in a way that the reader feels they are there with you - Tony Tang
Andy, I have enjoyed your website and found it helpful in planning my upcoming trip to Indochina - Scott Lewis
Andy, your site is excellent and full of information - John Lancaster
Hi Andy, first let me congratulate you on a fabulous site; like a great meal I am digesting it slowly and am not even halfway through the appetizers - Robert Bloomberg
Hi Andy! My name is Heather, and I just wanted to thank you for your amazing website. I haven't had a chance to read all of it as there is so much information - Heather Marshall
Thanks for making available your experiences of Cambodia on the net...I have read a great deal of academic and journalistic writings about Cambodia and Khmer culture, but never have found writing so humane and compassionate as yours. Thanks again, dear friend, for your travels and for writing it all down! - K P Gopinath
I'll also be travelling to Siem Reap for 10 days. I'm really excited especially after the great things I have read on your website! - Kam
I'm a Cambodian student studying in Vietnam. I'm interested so much in your website - it's really amazing and resourceful. Seemingly, you know about Cambodia much more than me :-) - Wanna
I watched and read your website about Cambodia. I liked it very much: no sensation, just how it is ... and it indeed is wonderful. My congratulations for this clear and very informing website - Mark Vandelaer
Hi Andy, thanks for the website! My wife and some of her family survived Pol Pot. You have done a wonderful job documenting. The stories my wife and her family tells are simply amazing - Paul O'Reilly
I have been reading your website and find it to be excellent. I must say, after two trips to Cambodia, I really find what you say about Cambodia to be true, it really is a wonderful place which is really unique. The people are truly wonderful, warm and caring. I just love it there - Peter Howitt
With circulation figures of over 300,000, the UK's top-selling fortnightly computer magazine, COMPUTERACTIVE, featured 'Cambodia Tales' amongst its recommended reader's websites in Issue 49 (December 1999).
This constantly updated website is the triumph of Andy Brouwer, a very keen Cambodia enthusiast. Personal experiences interspersed with interviews, the latest news and an excellent bibliography - Insight Guide : Laos & Cambodia (first edition 2000).
This exceptionally well-informed homepage is regularly updated with news and travel features about Cambodia and also includes accounts of the author's trips there - First Time Asia by Rough Guide (second edition 2001).
Extensive, informative, entertaining. Right up to date. Andy's site ranks amongst the three or four top Cambodia travel sites and may in fact be the best. Highly recommended - Canby Publications website.
The best site on Cambodia is Andy Brouwer's Cambodia Tales, a gateway to all things Khmer on the web - Southeast Asia on a Shoestring - Lonely Planet (eleventh edition 2001).
A regularly updated site of personal Cambodia travelogues and links to the websites of travellers who have visited more unusual locations in the country - Rough Guide to Cambodia (first edition 2002).
This very useful gateway to all things Cambodian includes comprehensive links to other sites and regular travel articles from veteran Cambodian adventurers - Lonely Planet Cambodia (fourth edition 2002).
An excellent source for information on out of the way places, temple exploration, and general information on all things about Cambodia. Though emphasis is on travelogues, the website contains interviews, bibliography, news updates, and other interesting material. Good stuff. Comprehensive links. Forum - talesofasia website.
Along with being authoritative, this website is just plain fun. To Asia With Love contributor Andy Brouwer adores Cambodia, and it shows in every word he writes. He has been visiting the country for years, and his travelogues are both informative and inspiring. From literature to noble causes, to the heartfelt friendships he's formed during his travels, this tribute to the land of the Khmers is essential reading - To Asia With Love (first edition 2004).
Andy Brouwer's Cambodia Tales (www.andybrouwer.co.uk). A great gateway to all things Cambodian, this site includes comprehensive links to other sites and regular travel articles from veteran Cambodian adventurers, including Andy Brouwer himself- Lonely Planet Cambodia (fifth edition 2005).
This Cambophile's site is full of travelogues, interviews with emminent Cambodian experts and plenty of links to associated sites - Rough Guide to Cambodia (second edition 2005).
Famously good and regularly updated collection of travelogues, features and news about Cambodia, plus an active travellers forum - First-Time Asia by Rough Guide (2006).
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