Kyrgyz Republic: Heart of Central Asia

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Stunningly illustrated with a clear overview of historical, cultural and social aspects, this newest edition of Odyssey's guide to Kyrgyzstan provides fresh information on both southwestern Issyk Kul and northeast Naryn provinces as well as expanded Jalalabad province, Osh and Talas sections (including trekking by foot or horseback in the Chatkal valley to Sary Chelek).
Whether exploring grass-roots accommodation of local nomadic families or mountainous adventures in the mighty ...

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Overview

Stunningly illustrated with a clear overview of historical, cultural and social aspects, this newest edition of Odyssey's guide to Kyrgyzstan provides fresh information on both southwestern Issyk Kul and northeast Naryn provinces as well as expanded Jalalabad province, Osh and Talas sections (including trekking by foot or horseback in the Chatkal valley to Sary Chelek).
Whether exploring grass-roots accommodation of local nomadic families or mountainous adventures in the mighty Tien Shan range, this guide offers unparalleled insight into Kyrgyzstan's tremendous scenic beauty and diversity. Included: historical and contemporary aspects of this fascinating, little-known land, new areas for trekking and mountaineering, sights and activities in each area to appeal to all interests, practical Kyrgyz- and Russian-language guide with Cyrillic alphabet, and outstanding color photography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622177918
  • Publisher: Airphoto International Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/20/2008
  • Series: Odyssey Illustrated Guides Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 488,895
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rowan Stewart's passion for Central Asia began in 1992, when she spent six months in the region as a tour guide, and deepened as an independent traveler. In 1993, she bicycled 1,120 miles along the Karakorum Highway from near Urumqi, China to Islamabad, Pakistan. In recent years she has made several trips to Kyrgyzstan and neighboring countries in former Soviet Central Asia and has spent three years working for the region in the tourist industry.
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  • Posted March 23, 2010

    The BEST Book about Kyrgyzstan!

    My son is a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan and I wanted to know about where he would be spending the next 27 months. After looking at several "travel books" I found Kyrgyz Republic by Rowan Stewart and Susie Weldon. It is GREAT! Beautiful pics, great written infomation, plus it was written in 2008 so it is wery up-to-date. I would - and have - highly recommended this book! I

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