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Ancient Luang Prabang Laos

Author : Denise Heywood
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A comprehensive travel guide to the cultural heritage, architecture and history of Laos, with a particular emphasis on the beautiful temples of Luang Prabang.

Ancient Luang Prabang

Author : Denise Heywood
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This text presents an illustrated guide to 33 of the most elaborately carved and exquisitely frescoed and gilded Buddhist temples around Luang Prabang.

Lao Textiles

Author : Patricia Cheesman
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In the Buddha s Light

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This engaging memoir takes the reader on a journey into the heart of one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful and enchanting small cities. Lush, exotic--and full of contradictions--Luang Prabang sits at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers in Laos. Formerly the capital of the ancient royal kingdom of Lane Xang, "home of 1,000 elephants," it is now a World Heritage site that hosts nearly half a million visitors a year. It is also home to more than 35 Buddhist temples, and the center of spiritual life in a communist country that is the most-bombed place in history courtesy of the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. The American authors found the Lao people charming and gracious in spite of this atrocity, and more than willing to welcome them into their homes and magnificent temples.

Architectural Conservation in Asia

Author : John H. Stubbs
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At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for effective cultural heritage management that will inform study and practice both in Asia and beyond. Whereas architectural conservation in much of the Western world has been extensively documented, this book brings together coverage of many regions where architectural conservation has been understudied. Following on from the highly influential companion volumes on global architectural conservation and architectural conservation in Europe and the Americas, with this book the authors extend their pioneering global examination to the dynamic and evolving field of architectural conservation in Asia. Throughout the book, the authors and regional experts provide local case studies and profile topics that bring depth and insight to this ambitious study. As architectural conservation becomes increasingly global in practice, this book will be of considerable assistance to architectural conservation practitioners, site managers and students of architecture, planning, archaeology and heritage studies worldwide.

A History of the Hmong

Author : Thomas S. Vang
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This is the first completely up-to-date Hmong history book ever written by a member of the Hmong people. It describes the earliest civilizations of the Hmong and Miao in China, and why some of the Hmong migrated into Southeast Asia in the early 19th century, particularly to Vietnam, Laos and Thailand; and how the Hmong of Laos were involved with the Lao civil war, especially the secret war from 1962 to 1975 that caused almost a hundred thousand Hmong to flee to Thailand and Western countries as political refugees after the Communists takeover. This book includes the forcible repatriation of the Lao-Hmong asylum seekers at Nam Khao refugee camp in Thailand back to Laos in late 2009 and the arrest and discharge of former General Vang Pao by the U.S. authorities. "[It] is full of fascinating materials [and] a wonderful book. Congratulations," commented by Dr Nicholas C. T. Tapp, Senior Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, the Australian National University.

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Ancient Southeast Asia

Author : John Norman Miksic
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Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch colonists in 1600. Well-illustrated throughout, this comprehensive account explores the factors which established Southeast Asia as an area of unique cultural fusion. Miksic and Goh explore how the local population exploited the abundant resources available, developing maritime transport routes which resulted in economic and cultural wealth, including some of the most elaborate art styles and monumental complexes ever constructed. The book’s broad geographical and temporal coverage, including a chapter on the natural environment, provides readers with the context needed to understand this staggeringly diverse region. It utilizes French, Dutch, Chinese, Malay-Indonesian and Burmese sources and synthesizes interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives and data from archaeology, history and art history. Offering key opportunities for comparative research with other centres of early socio-economic complexity, Ancient Southeast Asia establishes the area’s importance in world history.

A Heritage of Ruins

Author : William R. Chapman
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The ancient ruins of Southeast Asia have long sparked curiosity and romance in the world’s imagination. They appear in accounts of nineteenth-century French explorers, as props for Indiana Jones’ adventures, and more recently as the scene of Lady Lara Croft’s fantastical battle with the forces of evil. They have been featured in National Geographic magazine and serve as backdrops for popular television travel and reality shows. Now William Chapman’s expansive new study explores the varied roles these monumental remains have played in the histories of Southeast Asia’s modern nations. Based on more than fifteen years of travel, research, and visits to hundreds of ancient sites, A Heritage of Ruins shows the close connection between “ruins conservation” and both colonialism and nation building. It also demonstrates the profound impact of European-derived ideas of historic and aesthetic significance on ancient ruins and how these continue to color the management and presentation of sites in Southeast Asia today. Angkor, Pagan (Bagan), Borobudur, and Ayutthaya lie at the center of this cultural and architectural tour, but less visited sites, including Laos’s stunning Vat Phu, the small temple platforms of Malaysia’s Lembah Bujang Valley, the candi of the Dieng Plateau in Java, and the ruins of Mingun in Burma and Wiang Kum Kam near Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, are also discussed. All share a relative isolation from modern urban centers of population, sitting in park-like settings, serving as objects of tourism and as lynchpins for local and even national economies. Chapman argues that these sites also remain important to surrounding residents, both as a means of income and as continuing sources of spiritual meaning. He examines the complexities of heritage efforts in the context of present-day expectations by focusing on the roles of both outside and indigenous experts in conservation and management and on attempts by local populations to reclaim their patrimony and play a larger role in protection and interpretation. Tracing the history of interventions aimed at halting time’s decay, Chapman provides a chronicle of conservation efforts over a century and a half, highlighting the significant part foreign expertise has played in the region and the ways that national programs have, in recent years, begun to break from earlier models. The book ends with suggestions for how Southeast Asian managers and officials might best protect their incomparable heritage of art and architecture and how this legacy might be preserved for future generations.

The Rough Guide to Laos

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The indispensible Rough Guide to Laos is the definitive guide to this fascinating Southeast Asian country, taking you from the remote mountainous north to the sleepy south. It's packed with detailed, lively reviews of accommodation and restaurants to suit all budgets, plus practical information on things like border crossings and road and river travel. With comprehensive research, accompanied by stunning photographs, The Rough Guide to Laos is your essential companion, whether you want to follow the well-trodden route along the Mekong, or blaze your own trail. The guide's authoritative background section provides essential information on Laos's often turbulent history and teaches you about the country's fascinating hill tribes and vibrant festivals. And with dozens of clear, accurate maps The Rough Guide to Laos gets you under the skin of this dynamic country. Originally published in print in 2011. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Laos. Now available in ePub format.

Asean eu Partnership The Untold Story

Author : Tommy Koh
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The European Union is the most successful regional organisation in the world. ASEAN is the most successful regional organisation in Asia. The story of the important and multi-faceted relationship between these two organisations has seldom been told. This is the first book about the relationship, written from the ASEAN perspective. It contains essays from all the ten ASEAN countries. The book describes the many areas in which ASEAN and the EU have convergent interests and, the few areas in which they have divergent views. The book also looks to the future and suggests some possible areas of cooperation. The Foreword is written by Singapore's Foreign Minister, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cambodia Laos

Author : Dk Travel
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The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring these cultured and ancient nations. Admire Siem Reap's awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, sample French-Lao cuisine at Luang Prabang's waterfront restaurants, or take a boat ride down the Mekong and stop off at the magical islands of Si Phan Don: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within color-coded chapters. Discover the best of Cambodia and Laos with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Cambodia & Laos: - Over 20 color maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Cambodia and Laos designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floor plans show in detail the magnificent Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh's elaborately decorated Silver Pagoda, Luang Prabang's Wat Xieng Thong monastery, and more - Color photographs of Cambodia and Laos's stunning landscapes, beautiful islands, ancient wats and pagodas, Mekong Delta, bustling capital cities of Phnom Penh and Vientiane, and more - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover Phnom Penh, Angkor, Northern Cambodia and Southern Cambodia, and Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Northern Laos, and Central and Southern Laos - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about each country's complex history, landscapes, wildlife, religions, delicious cuisines, festivals, and more - Essential travel tips--our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop, and sightsee, plus useful phrases and visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Cambodia & Laos is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to these remarkable countries. DK Eyewitness: Silver award winner in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards for Guidebook Series 2018. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one." --The Independent Traveling to southeast Asia? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vietnam & Angkor Wat. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in more than 120 countries.

The Future of Asia s Past

Author : Miguel Angel Corzo
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Over the course of five days over 350 leaders from around the world gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to discuss the future of Asia's past. This important gathering brought representatives from cultural authorities, experts on the cultural field, international organizations, corporations, tourism authorities, and interested public to take stock of what is presently being done and what can be done in the future to protect Asia's cultural heritage from urban sprawl, increasing tourism, pollution, war, and all the vast array of threats to the testimony of civilization. This publication summarizes the topics presented in the plenary sessions and in the smaller discussion groups centered around some important architectural and archaeological sites and monuments. It also includes the keynote addresses presented at the beginning of the conference and the recommendations agreed to by the speakers of the conference at its conclusion.

Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Author : Allison Lee Palmer
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles.

The Rough Guide to Laos Travel Guide eBook

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Discover Laos with the most incisive and entertaining guidebook on the market. Rough Guides' expert authors have done all the hard work for you: seeking out the best guesthouses, sampling sizzling street food and trekking to remote hill villages, then writing it all up with our trademark blend of humour, insight and practical advice. Whether you plan to lounge on laidback islands in the Mekong river, explore ancient Khmer temples or tour the Bolaven Plateau's coffee plantations, this new edition of The Rough Guide to Laos will show you ideal places to sleep, eat, drink and shop along the way, with options to suit every budget. The Rough Guide to Laos includes stunning photography and colour-coded, easy-to-use maps, making finding your way around sleepy villages and busy cities a breeze.

Abia South Southeast Asian Art

Author : Van
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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tourism and Souvenirs

Author : Jenny Cave
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Souvenirs are part of global and local travel and tourism in all corners of the world. This book portrays souvenirs as expressions of culture and as triggers of cultural change. The volume provides critique and theorisation of souvenirs of places, people and experiences in the context of lives lived at the margins of society, politics, tourism flows and urbanisation. Case studies in sustainable tourism illustrate dynamic ways that consumers and suppliers use souvenirs to respond to, resist and (re)interpret global and local influences upon cultures across informal, hybrid and formal economies.

Laos

Author : Janet Arrowood
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This book is based on our much larger Adventure Guide to Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia, but focuses on Laos primarily. Janet Arrowood is a long-time and frequent visitor to Southeast Asia. Huge lakes, tremendous waterfalls, elephant rides, jungles, wonderful p

Seven Wonders of Ancient Asia

Author : Michael Woods
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The Rough Guide to Laos

Author : Edward Aves
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The Rough Guide to Laos is the ultimate travel guide to this enchanting and unspoiled corner of Southeast Asia with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the attractions and activities. Discover Laos's highlights with stunning photography and information on everything from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang to the spectacular waterfalls of the high Bolaven Plateau and the gorgeous Four Thousand Islands (Si Phan Don). Find detailed practical advice on what to see and do, relying on up-to-date descriptions of the best hotels and guesthouses, restaurants, bars, shops and tour operators for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Laos also includes detailed background on Laos's ethnic hill tribes and advice on where to trek and who to trek with. Explore every corner of this laidback country with easy-to-use maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Laos - now available in ePub format.