Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan

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Lonely Planet, 2007 - Travel - 508 pages
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Discover Central Asia

Lose yourself among the blue domes and mosaics fo the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Play Marco Polo, exploring Silk Road forts while bathed in the light of the snowcapped Hindu Kush in the Wakhan Valley, Tajikistan.
Watch a Kyrgyz eagle hunter in action, and taste the delights of fermented mare's milk in Kyrgyzstan.
Follow in the footsteps of British spies, Chinese pilgrims and Russian explorers and embark on your own Great Game.

In This Guide:

Five authors, five 'stans, 27 visa stamps (78 visa checks), 182 pots of green tea, one (short) detention by the KGB.
Everything you need to know about visas, travel permits and crossing Asia's remotest borders.
Trek into remote alpine valleys, follow herders on horseback or ride camels with our new Activities chapter.
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Contents

The Authors
17
Itineraries
24
UstKamenogorsk
29
Snapshot
33
The Silk Road
53
Religion
64
Environment
74
Food Drink
82
Religion
275
Osh to Irkeshtam Pass
339
Festivals Events
345
Highlights
351
People
357
Sleeping
363
Istaravshan
371
Turkmenistan
398

Activities
91
Kazakhstan
102
People
108
Orientation
116
Öskemen
169
Around Semey
175
Travel Permits
181
Highlights
187
Religion
193
Dangers Annoyances
199
Drinking
206
Kyrgyzstan
269
Books
404
Activities
411
Central Asia
443
Customs
446
Photography Video
453
Women Travellers
459
Health
474
Glossary
488
Index
495
World Time Zones
506
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