An Interactive Guide to Angkor & Audio Guide

A new way to experience the temples of Angkor
 
Off-line Digital guides to Angkor
 
winner of the 2018 PATA Gold Award for Travel Guidebook!

We offer several options for visitors to Angkor to get a more fulfilling experience of a visit to the temples of Angkor, Cambodia.

You may choose from;

 

  • An Interactive Guide to Angkor (an iBook for iPad & iPhone) - an 88 page book which includes guides not only for Angkor but also Koh Ker as well as narration by Prof. Higham. Available on the iBooks Store.

  • The Angkor Audio Tour - available for Android devices which is an audio tour of Angkor alone (with some text) and ample maps.

 

An Interactive Guide to Angkor is a beautifully designed multi-touch iBook for use at the temples of Angkor or at home on the iPad and now it has been UPDATED! Yes, version 2.0 is out and includes a whole new section on the temples of Koh Ker.

Zoomable maps, pop-up information panels and a concise and enjoyable style make this the must have guide for short visits to Angkor.

Authored by archaeologist Dr Dougald O'Reilly with narration by noted scholar on Southeast Asia, Professor Charles Higham the book will prove very useful and enjoyable for anyone visiting Angkor.

Now an Angkor Audio Tour for Android and Apple users is available. The audio guide is a compact version of the digital book/audio experience that fits in your pocket - just load it to your Android device or iPhone and go!

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WORKS ON IPHONE, IPAD AND NOW AUDIO TOUR AVAILABLE ON ANDROID DEVICES 

 

Photo credit: Paul Stuart

“...this is much more than a simple electronic book. At 88 pages in length, it covers many of the sites most travellers to the region would be interested in, it’s illustrated with excellent photos, 3D interactive renderings of some of the main sites, maps, plans and even a “traffic map”, which illustrates the best time to visit any of the monuments.

Then, yes, there’s the voiceover. Professor Higham has narrated large sections of the book, which are accessed by touching an icon corresponding to a particular part of the monument. This means you can be standing at the southeast corner of the Bayon, tap the voiceover icon and the guide will talk you through exactly what you’re looking at. This is ideal for solo travellers who can just plug in a set of headphones, but would also work for small groups as the voiceover is clear and easy to follow.”

 

www.travelfish.org (Sept. 20, 2013)

REVIEWS  ON  ITUNES

✭✭✭✭✭ Great app! Do yourself a favour and buy this.

✭✭✭✭✭ What a great resource, truly invaluable. I have had the privilege of visiting Angkor on several occasions, however this time with the aid of this App, I had a much richer experience and benefited greatly from the insight provided. Great work.

✭✭✭✭✭ I had been to the temples several times--sometimes with a guidebook, sometimes just winging it--and thought I knew a thing or two about them, but exploring them with An Interactive Guide to Angkor made me realize that I didn't know jack. Highly recommended!

 

✭✭✭✭✭ I had visited some of the temples on a previous visit and enjoyed looking at them but, when I found this audio tour on a more recent visit it made the sites come alive. I had more of an understanding about the people who built them and the vibrancy of life that they were the center of when the Khmer empire was at its peak.

✭✭✭✭✭ This book is probably the best resource for those visiting Angkor. The Voice-over is very useful and provides a huge amount of detail that is complimented by the text. Also good in that you always know where you are with maps. Would be good if the book integrated GPS, maybe in future editions. Highly recommended.

✭✭✭✭✭ I purchased the "Interactive Guide to Angkor Wat" before I left for Cambodia. The book is well laid out and uses all the neat features with iBooks such as interactive map displays, audio clips and handy tips tabs. I really recommend reading the introductory and the general information section before you arrive at the temples. It gives you a great orientation along with advice on when to visit which temples to avoid the crowds as much as possible. Before I did the visits I downloaded the iBooks onto my iPhone and brought some headphones to listen to the audio sections on the temples. This way it was more mobile than my iPad. I enjoyed the audio portion as well as reading the illustrations during the various temple visits. It was like having your own tour guide with you as your toured the various temples. As an example the Angkor Wat section gives you a birds eye view of how enormous the temple is and then you can drill right down to specific gallery and pavilion for descriptive information on a specific area such as "the churning of the ocean of milk" If you are planning a visit to Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom or the surrounding temples; this is the guide you need to get for exploring and experiencing these wonderful and amazing temples.

ITUNES REVIEW

✭✭✭✭✭ Highly recommend this guide, the detail is superb, it will definitely enrich anyone's visit to this amazing site...

TESTIMONIALs
TRIPADVISOR USER

I really like "An Interactive Guide to Angkor" by Dougald O'Reilly. It's an iBook available through Apple.

ITUNES REVIEW

✭✭✭✭✭ Truly enhanced our visit to Angkor. A must for all serious temple goers.

 

Assoc. Prof. Dougald O’Reilly

Dougald O’Reilly is an archaeologist with over two decades of experience researching in Southeast Asia. He has worked extensively in Cambodia exploring the rise of complex society and has excavated at Angkor Wat.

 

Dougald is an Associate Professor at the Australian National University and the founder of Heritage Watch, a non-profit dedicated to preserving Cambodia’s cultural heritage.

Prof. Charles Higham

 

Charles Higham is a noted scholar with over forty years experience in Southeast Asian archaeology. He continues his research there with Dr O’Reilly and is currently excavating in Thailand to understand the Origins of Angkor.

 

Charles is Research Professor at the Universtiy of Otago in New Zealand.

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