Central Asia

Central Asia

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by Bradley Mayhew, Simon Richmond, Richard Plunkett
     
 
Ancient civilisations, awe-inspiring landscapes and intricate architecture - Central Asia is a challenging and fascinating destination. This guide helps you explore glittering mosques, honour local customs and negotiate the infamous bureaucracy.

  • 55 detailed maps
  • special sections on the Silk Road, architecture & peoples
  • details on how

Overview

Ancient civilisations, awe-inspiring landscapes and intricate architecture - Central Asia is a challenging and fascinating destination. This guide helps you explore glittering mosques, honour local customs and negotiate the infamous bureaucracy.

  • 55 detailed maps
  • special sections on the Silk Road, architecture & peoples
  • details on how to organise home-stay accommodation
  • advice on getting visas, changing travellers checques & exporting carpets

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864426734
Publisher:
Lonely Planet Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Series:
Lonely Planet Travel Guides Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
575
Product dimensions:
4.52(w) x 7.34(h) x 0.98(d)

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Meet the Author

Bradley Mayhew Bradley started travelling in South-West China, Tibet and northern Pakistan while studying Chinese at Oxford University. Upon graduation he fled to Central america for six months to forget his Chinese and then worked in Beijing in a futile attempt to get it back. Since then he has spent two months in the Silk Road cities of Bukhara and Khiva, two months trekking in Kyrgyzstan and has enjoyed extended trips to Iran, eastern Turkey and Ladakh. He has also worked on Lonely Planet's India, Indian Himalaya, Pakistan, Karakoram Highway, South-West China and Tibet guides. Bradley is also the co-author and photographer of the Odyssey Guide to Uzbekistan, and has lectured on Central asia at the Royal Geographical Society. He splits his time between Sevenoaks in south-east England and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Richard Plunkett Richard grew up on a farm/vineyard in central Victoria, and got the travel bug during a solo journey around India aged 18. He started work as a cadet journalist on the Melbourne age after dropping out of university, left for an extended trip through the Middle East, went broke, came home, and got a job as an editor at Lonely Planet. Besides covering Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for this book, he's worked on the India, Indian Himalaya and Delhi guides; next up is Bangladesh.

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Central Asia 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When my sister and I decided to visit my Kazak friend, finding a good reference tour book was a challenge until Lonely Planet Central Asia second edition released in April 2000. Overall, we find this book useful. We think some information can be updated or worth to mention in this book. For example: 1) Registration (P.179): Most people don't know that visitors can also register their visas at the airport. The office locates outside the arrival terminal. However, there is no obvious sign/logo. 2) Taxi (P.205): Most people use 'gypsy cab' to get around the city. To catch a gypsy cab, have your hand down 45 degree. Tell the driver where you want to go. If it is on the way, the driver would be glad to give you a ride.