Uzbekistan

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2013 - Travel - 246 pages
This is the most detailed guide to Central Asia's most populous country and the heart of the historic Silk Road. Strikingly beautiful yet little understood, Uzbekistan finally has a guide to inspire independent travelling, with all the in-depth practical information required, highlighting epic landscapes through to awe-inspiring architecture. Practical details are entwined with cultural, literary, social, religious and historical curiosities to make an entertaining companion and guide. It includes up-to-date and personal reviews of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment venues across all budgets. Alongside historical detail and anecdotes, exceptional colour photography brings to life places, people and local traditions as they appear today. Comprehensive bird-watching and wildlife sections are provided by experienced twitcher and BBC journalist Ben Tavener and there is a thorough introduction to the Uzbek and Russian languages.
 

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Contents

Background Information
3
Practical Information
31
The Guide
75
Tashkent and Environs
77
Fergana Valley and the East
111
Uzbekistan in colour ii
120
Samarkand and Dzhizak Provinces
135
Qashqa Darya and Surkhan Darya Provinces
155
Bukhara Province
185
Khorezm Province
207
Republic of Karakalpakstan
227
Language
233
Glossary
236
Further Information
238
Index
242
Back cover
250

Navoi Province
175

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About the author (2013)

Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare have lived and worked in Central Asia since 2008. During this period they have become deeply involved in the region's tourism industry, devising national tourism strategies, advising USAid and OSCE on tourism development, promoting the destination through the BBC and print media and working with local companies to improve their offerings to tourists.

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