This book is a travel note from a Chinese missionary, Zhou Daguan, who came to visit Cambodia in 1296. It is right after Angkor Wat was completely built.
As Cambodia city was moved from one place to another because of the war, we don’t have many records of our past. This travel note became one and only one source of information to give us an idea of how Khmer people lived in their glory days.
Zhou not only described in his note about the King and the palace, but he also wrote about an ordinary Khmer people life.
By reading this book, you will have an idea of how Khmer people live their lives in the temple at that time. A must-read for any history lover before a visit to Angkor Wat.
In this edition, the translation was made directly from the original script in Chinese into English. You will not lose any detail because of the translation.