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Brand new 18th edition of Reise Know How Thailand Handbuch out now!

The 18th edition of my bestselling Thailand Handbuch is out now with Reise Know How, more than a 1000 pages packed with information on travel in Thailand. Co-authored, researched and updated with Rainer Krack. Content: Thailand ist seit Jahrzehnten eines der beliebtesten Reiseziele Asiens. Trotz Naturkatastrophen und politisch unruhigen Zeiten konnte das Land fast ständig […]

3rd Edition of the Moon Guide to Angkor Wat is out October 2nd

The third edition of my guide to the Angkor temples, published by Moon in the US, is out October 2nd. Lots of changes around the Cambodian temples and in Siem Reap which is growing at an extraordinary pace. And lots of new hotels, eateries and other attractions in the new edition. Trip of a lifetime! […]

Please take off your Hat! I did.

Currently on the road researching Reise Know How Thailand Handbuch, a bestselling German language travel guide to the kingdom. The real joy of this job is finding new places or rediscovering old ones like Wat Bupparam temple in Chiang Mai last week.  

Moon Spotlight Angkor reviewed at

My English language guide to the Angkor temples, Spotlight Angkor, published in 2011 by Moon Books, has been reviewed by More news on this title soon. “Moon Spotlight Angkor Wat is a 60-page compress beam covering the most appropriate of this Cambodian city, together with the superfluous temples of Angkor — Phnom Wat Bakheng, […]

Tom Vater´s new Thailand Handbook out now

The updated and revamped 15th edition of the long-running Thailand Handbuch published by Reise Know How Verlag in Germany is out now. For all German readers and Thailand travelers out there, the new edition offers 900 pages of up to date info on the kingdom, with extended coverage of the islands, new travel tips in […]

Moon Handbooks: Cambodia reviewed in The Chicago Tribune

The following review  by June Sawyers of the Chicago Tribune of my Moon Cambodia Guide appeared on Moon Handbooks: Cambodia Avalon If Cambodia is known for one thing, aside from the decades of war and genocide committed by the Khmer Rouge, it would have to be the temple ruins of Angkor, which attract more […]

Moon Spotlight Angkor Wat out now!

Tom Vater’s Moon Spotlight Angkor is available now. This 60 page guide to the magnificent Angkor temples in Cambodia is part of Tom Vater’s Moon Cambodia Handbook, published in February 2010.

Tom Vater’s Moon Cambodia Handbook out now!

Tom Vater‘s guide to Cambodia by Moon is out now and available via Amazon.  Copies will reach stores across the US in the coming weeks. Read the publisher’s web page on this brand new title. Or read an introduction here: Author, journalist, screenwriter, and researcher Tom Vater leads you on an adventure through Cambodia, from […]

Moon Cambodia Handbook by Tom Vater

Tom Vater’s up-coming travel guide to Cambodia, a Moon Handbook, will be published in February 2010. For this first edition title, Tom spent almost six months traveling to every corner of the South East Asian kingdom, covering all major and many minor sites – from Angkor Wat to remote temple ruins lost in the jungle, […]

Moon Cambodia by Tom Vater – Cover Preview

Check out the cover of Tom Vater’s up-coming travel guide to Cambodia, a Moon Handbook, out in October 2009.