Bamboo Palace by Christopher Kremmer
Discovering the Lost Dynasty of Laos

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Twenty years after the Indochina wars, Christopher Kremmer visits Laos-at the crossroads of change in southeast Asia. He begins his journey in the tranquility of Luang Prabang, once the royal capital. With its ancient culture and stately airs, the town-like Laos itself-is a place of secrets, mysteries and nagging questions.

Setting off in search of the lost royal family, a 600-year-old dynasty consumed by the violent troubles of the 1960s and 1970s, Kremmer reveals a small land-locked corner of Asia struggling to deal with the legacies of the US war and Asian communism. Bamboo Palace begins as a travelogue, turns into a mystery and ultimately redefines a nation's history as Kremmer journeys through Laos to uncover one of Indochina's darkest secrets.

 

About Christopher Kremmer

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Kremmer is a writer and journalist of twenty years' experience.
 
Published May 1, 2005 by HarperCollinsPublishers PTY Limited. 224 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel.