Sharon Reid


The finance industry appears to be fertile ground for creativity and entrepreneurship; our resident well –being expert and founder of the Healing Garden, Sheila Hicks Balgobin whose early career was spent amongst the cut and thrust of Wall Street, is a good example. Andy Booth, founder of not –for –profit ABOUTAsia Travels, is also a former ‘City boy’. Andy has produced a new guidebook dedicated to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, The Angkor Guidebook is a visual feast; Andy has brought the history of the temples to life via stunning visual reconstructions of the temples as they were in their glorious heyday.IMG_5949_small

The Angkor Guidebook also contains previously unpublished images of the temples during the early 20th Century. The un-seen photographs are from the École Française d’extreme-Orient, a French institute which has been tasked with being the guardian of the temples for the past 120 years; they have painstakenly reconstructed Angkors’ temples since 1898. Low Res Page 87 - East Mebon - ancien - credit Bruno L+-«vy and St+-«phane de Greeft

To get full use of The Angkor Guidebook why not book a trip? ABOUTAsia Travel has a five –day ‘Angkor without the Crowds’ itinerary in Siem Reap from £403 (pp). This trip comprises of: four –star accommodation, airport transfers and extensive tours: Angkor Wat sunrise tour, Angkor Thom & the faces of the Bayon tour, Tonle Sap lake cruise, Beng Mealea visit, artisans’ workshop tour, Countryside village tour & Markets.

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