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Seeking images of grand relief sculptures at Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat in Cambodia is perhaps the largest archaeological site in the world, and I am now fascinated by it. I am trying to learn more about the grand relief sculptures at Angkor Wat, and especially the Churning of the Sea of Milk, the Battle of Lanka, and the Battle of Kurukshetra. Unfortunately, these are so big and complex that I am having trouble finding great images of them online. Are there gigapixel photos, interactive panoramas, or other digitized versions of these available? I suspect that there are, but I cannot find any. Leads to such imagery would be greatly appreciated.
posted by mortaddams on Dec 14, 2013 - 3 answers

SE Asia Tips for Solo Lady?

I'm a solo female traveler with 3 weeks free in Dec/Jan. Thinking of checking out SE Asia - maybe Laos + Cambodia. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Oct 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Best way to book a ticket to Southeast Asia

A number of questions about planning a longish trip in Southeast Asia [more inside]
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick on Oct 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Where to spend an extra week in Cambodia?

I am currently on a month long trip in Cambodia and have seen most of what I want to see. I'll have about a week left at the end and am looking for recommendations. What did I miss? What should I see before I leave? . [more inside]
posted by drugstorefrog on Feb 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Myanmar and Southeast Asia Backpacking Questions

I leave for an extended trip to Southeast Asia on Wednesday. I have a weekend in Kuala Lumpur, a month in Myanmar, and then two and a half months to work my way from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur overland. What might I be missing in my planning? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Jan 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me plan a 3 month trip to Southeast Asia: Thailand,Laos,Vietnam,Cambodia, and Malaysia

I will be backpacking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy on Dec 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Cambodia / Khmer Rouge novel?

What's that novel? In high school I read a book about 2 children surviving the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. It was my first introduction to the Khmer Rouge,and I'm desperate to find out what it was called. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Dec 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Recomend me and advise me on how to safely eat exotic and bizarre foods in South East asia

Recomend me and advise me on how to safely eat exotic and bizarre foods in South East asia [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Dec 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Do I need to pony up for the JE vaccine?

How to decide if we need to get Japanese encephalitis vaccine for travel to SE Asia? For us? The kids? [more inside]
posted by dublin on Oct 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Around the World in 50 Days: Part 1

Around the World! Need help with some logistics. Part 1: Bangkok, Thailand, then overland to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Best travel method: rail or bus or rented car? Stops along the way? Via the interior (Aranyaprathet) or along the beach (via Koh Kong)? Other things we're not thinking of? [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Jul 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Planning a Ramble Around South-East Asia

Having completed my research in Malaysia early, I find myself with two weeks to travel in South-East Asia. Where should I go? I have many options and not enough time to plan. Please guide me! [more inside]
posted by reren on Jul 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Transit mode bingo in Southeast Asia

We're going to SE Asia in April, and I'm trying to discern the cheapest/simplest/fastest route from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Hanoi, Vietnam. I've looked into bus, flights that originate from Siem Reap or any other local hub. Your advice? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Jan 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I ship an iPad to Cambodia?

What's the best way to deliver an iPad from Vancouver to Cambodia? [more inside]
posted by kaefer on Nov 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Where to spend 18 days in Southeast Asia

We've got 18 days in Southeast Asia - where should we go? [more inside]
posted by JPD on Nov 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Is going to Angkor Wat for me?

Everyone keeps telling me to go to Angkor Wat, but it just doesn't seem that interesting to me. Is it really as life changing and amazing as everyone makes it out to be? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Jul 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me make the best decision about the effects on living in Phnom Penh on an American teenaged girl.

(Unmarried) American couple thinking of working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for 3 to 12 months. Her 14-year-old daughter would come with us. What do we need to think about? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Jun 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Will the Cambodian New Year strand me in Phnom Penh?

Will the buses from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap stop over Cambodian New Year (from tomorrow)? Will the hostels close/be full? Will Angkor Wat be closed? Help me Cambodia veterans, you're my only hope.
posted by Kirn on Apr 11, 2011 - 4 answers

Be my tour guide guide, please!

Help me find the laid-back path to Laos & Cambodia around Songkrang! [more inside]
posted by hampanda on Mar 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Sim card in SE Asia

I'm going to be in SE Asia and would like to buy a sim card from a carrier that will work across the region. Specifically we'll be in Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. Is there a carrier that operates in all those areas on a GSM phone: 850/900/1800/1900? Do I need separate sim cards for each nation?
posted by Keith Talent on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Asthma medicine in Asia: are there restrictions on import, and is it easily purchased?

I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me explore Angkor Wat.

Good tour outfits for Angkor Wat, February 2011? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Dec 26, 2010 - 9 answers

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated.

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me hone my Vietnam/Cambodia vacation.

Excited for Hanoi and HCMC, but what should I visit between those two lovely cities in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Sep 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me plan my awesome Southeast Asia journey

What is the best time of year to travel in Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

Khmer folk/pop song "Blue Basket" - what can you tell me?

Does anyone know anything about a Khmer folk/pop song called "Blue Basket?" [more inside]
posted by jtron on Jun 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Mystery sticker on candy packaging

What does this "sleepy level" sticker on my candy mean? [more inside]
posted by PontifexPrimus on Mar 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Should I travel to Southeast Asia in the rainy season?

If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9 on Jan 30, 2010 - 4 answers

How best to obtain visas for travel in Vietnam?

Is it best to get a Vietnam / Cambodia visa from the consulate, or from one of the companies that provide visas to travelers? [more inside]
posted by pariser on Aug 4, 2009 - 7 answers

Temple vs. Beach

5 days in August: Angkor Wat or Koh Samui? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Jul 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me refine my trip to SE Asia.

I'm planning a trip to SE Asia for one month. When is the best time to go? How much is it realistic for me to do? Definitely would like to go to Laos and Cambodia. Possibly Vietnam. [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Jun 20, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me get photos off my SD card from a cafe in Cambodia

I'm in Cambodia and just tried to upload my photos off my SD card, which I've done before. This time, the computer wouldn't show any folders, although the photos do show up on the camera - they're there! It does show there's a gig of material on there. [more inside]
posted by piper4 on Jun 18, 2009 - 8 answers

InternGiftFilter: Cambodia-style

GiftFilter: What send-off gift to give an intern headed to Cambodia? [more inside]
posted by bhance on May 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Where should we stay in Phnom Penh?

My girlfriend and I are arriving in Phnom Penh Monday morning (leaving from the US on Saturday), and we're looking for any personal recommendations on guesthouses. We don't need the cheapest of the cheap; anything with a private bathroom and hot water would suit us. Any suggestions?
posted by RobotAdam on Dec 10, 2008 - 3 answers

One Week In Southeast Asia

Where would I have the most fun for one week -- Cambodia? Viet Nam? Or Laos? [more inside]
posted by bardic on Nov 5, 2008 - 12 answers

Vietnam: 196x, The VC are creating trouble in Vinh Binh . . . How do I get there?

Following up from this question, are there any good historical Atlases of Vietnam? Indochina? The Vietnam War? South Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by MasonDixon on Oct 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Opening a Guesthouse in Cambodia = Newhart + The Beach?

My wife and I want to drop our corporate lives in New York and open a guesthouse in Cambodia for backpackers. Anyone have any experience with this or other crackpot plans? [more inside]
posted by pokeydonut on Jul 22, 2008 - 18 answers

Help me find my outer Buddha

Can you help me track down a replacement for a Buddha pendant that a coworker brought back to Australia from Cambodia approximately 10 years ago? [more inside]
posted by planetthoughtful on May 25, 2008 - 6 answers

A book about Indochina, to make my mother happy.

My mom wants a book on French Indochina, and I'd like to find a good one for her. Preferably non-fiction, but good fiction with some insight into history and culture would work, too. The exact historical time range is flexible, but she's mostly interested in the area pre-Vietnam War.
posted by bookish on Apr 30, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me pack for southeast asia!

Help me pack for Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam for 2.5 weeks! [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Apr 9, 2008 - 8 answers

Phnom Penh Siem Reap by boat

Anyone got experience of travelling from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by boat? Seems like a great way to see rural Cambodia. Is it fun? Is it safe? I'd be travelling in August, so in wet season.
posted by Pericles on Apr 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Don't let me miss the boomerang exhibition!

Help me not miss anything on my "once in a lifetime" trip through southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand! [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Mar 28, 2007 - 25 answers

How best to "country-hop" in Asia?

I would like to visit Thailand, Cambodia, Bali, and Singapore during a month I have off this summer. Can anyone recommend an efficient, possibly inexpensive way to get to all the places inbetween here? [more inside]
posted by skepticallypleased on Mar 27, 2007 - 19 answers

New Cellphone

Can I get a cellphone in Canada that will also work in SE Asia? [more inside]
posted by Iax on Dec 26, 2006 - 6 answers

VISA to Canada

I need advice on getting a visitor visa, Temporary Resident Visa(TRV) for a Cambodian to come visit Canada. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Sep 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Question about gangs

Where can I find some gang members in Phnom Penh? [more inside]
posted by josher71 on Aug 18, 2006 - 3 answers

Cambodian to Vancouver

Need help buying a plane ticket for a Cambodian to come to Vancouver Canada from Phnom Penh. I'm in Vancouver. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Aug 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Backpacker Nirvana?

Know any good travelling websites? Most specifically for backpacking in Asia... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 29, 2006 - 14 answers

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