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Bradt Travel Guides, 2005 - Travel - 246 pages
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Turkmenistan is one of the few countries of any size left on the globe which is not the subject of a dedicated travel guide in English (major competitors cover Central Asia as a region). Yet, lying as it does at the heart of the Silk Road route, it is a historically and culturally rich land. Travelers can gain insight into the heritage with the clear itineraries supplied of the major archaeological sites of Merv and Konye Urgench and coverage of Turkmen pilgrimage shrines. For travelers looking to explore further afield, this guide spans the whole country comprehensively, including little-known sites such as the Yangakala canyon and the flaming crater at Darvaza. Turkmenistan is currently one of the safest countries in the Central Asia region, particularly where personal safety is concerned.

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The most brilliant travel guide I've ever used!
The guide is well reserached, full with background information, detailed infos for the independent traveler and comes with a great set of maps
Style of writing: Very precise, easy to follow and a hint of great British humour here and there.


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the Heart of Turkmenistan
the Caspian and the West
the North
Along the Oxus
From Ancient Merv to
Mary 201 Bayramaly 208 Ancient Merv 212 The Bronze

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About the author (2005)

Paul Brummell is the current British Ambassador in Turkmenistan, having previously served in Islamabad and Rome. Prior to his posting in Turkmenistan, he worked in the Foreign Commonwealth Office department responsible for Britain's relations with former Soviet Union countries. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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