Kyrgyzstan Republic: Kyrgyzstan, The Heartland of Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan Republic: Kyrgyzstan, The Heartland of Central Asia

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789622177369
Publisher: Airphoto International Ltd.
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Odyssey Illustrated Guides
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction10
History11
Geography32
Environment34
People37
Kyrgyz Culture44
Religion53
Arts56
Government and Politics58
The Economy62
Surviving Transition67
Facts for the Traveller71
Getting There71
Visas and Red Tape75
Organised Tours and Independent Travel79
Transport84
Activities85
Climate88
Maps92
Safety92
Health94
Accommodation95
Media97
Money and Costs97
Communications and Post98
Electricity98
Time and Opening Hours99
Shopping99
Customs, Dress and Conduct100
Food and Drink103
Festivals and Holidays105
Bishkek110
History111
Sights115
National Historical Museum115
Museum of Fine Arts115
Mikhail Frunze Museum116
Other Museums116
The Manas Celebrations Complex117
A Stroll around Central Bishkek118
Other Sights119
Bishkek Practical Information120
City Transport120
Accommodation120
Food and Nightlife123
Snacks and Budget Meals124
Restaurants and Bars124
Visas and Red Tape126
Communications126
Internet Access127
Maps and Guides127
Shopping127
Money129
Entertainment130
Transport130
Around Bishkek132
Alamyedin Valley132
Transport134
Ala Archa National Park134
Kashka Suu Tourist Centre135
Sokoluk Valley135
Walking and Trekking137
Practical Information138
Issyk Ata139
Chumysh Petroglyphs139
The Chui Valley and Issyk Kul141
The Chui Valley143
Navekat and Krasnaya Rechka143
Tokmok143
Burana Tower144
Trekking in the Chong Kemin Valley146
Routes146
Practical Information148
Tokmok to Balykchy149
Issyk Kul150
Balykchy152
Tamchy152
Sanatoria Along The North Shore152
Cholpon Ata154
Cholpon Ata Museum154
Petroglyphs155
Stud Farm155
Boat Trips156
Practical Information156
Ananyevo157
Trekking Routes to Kazakhstan158
Svetly Mys160
Karakol161
Sights163
Historical Museum163
Russian Orthodox Cathedral163
Dungan Mosque164
Sunday Livestock Bazaar164
Przhevalsky Museum and Memorial164
Karakol Practical Information165
Accommodation165
Food168
Visas and Red Tape168
Practical Information168
Tour Operators169
Money170
Communication171
Shopping171
Entertainment171
Transport172
Around Karakol172
Karkara Valley173
Altyn Arashan Valley174
Practical Information174
Karakol Valley175
Jeti-Oguz178
Practical Information179
The Eagle Man of Jele Debe180
Trekking Around Karakol180
Karakol Valley-Ala Kul Lake-Altyn Arashan181
Jeti-Oghuz-Ala Kul-Altyn Arashan181
Chong Kyzyl Suu-Jeti-Oguz Ala Kul-Altyn Arashan181
Central Tien Shan182
Practical Information183
The South Shore184
Orgochor184
Barskoon and Tamga185
Trekking186
Practical Information187
Skazka Valley188
Kaji Say188
Bokonbaevo188
Practical Information189
Transport189
Khan Dobo190
Kongur Olon Valley190
Accommodation190
Central Kyrgyzstan192
The Suusamyr Valley192
From The Bishkek To Osh Road195
Suusamyr Village195
Karakol196
Kojomkul197
Kyzyl Oi198
Chaek199
Kyzart199
Kochkor202
Sights203
Regional Museum203
The Altyn Kol Women's Co-operative203
Kochkor Practical Information204
Around Kochkor205
Lake Song Kul206
Practical Information206
Kochkor to Naryn207
Naryn207
Sights210
Naryn Practical Information210
Food and Accommodation210
Transport211
Around Naryn212
At-Bashy213
At-Bashy Practical Information213
Accommodation213
Koshoy Korgon214
Tash Rabat214
Practical Information215
Accommodation215
Transport215
Trekking Around Tash Rabat215
The Ak Sai Valley and Chatyr Kul Lake218
Trekking in the Eastern At-Bashy Range219
Across The Torugart Pass to China219
Practical Information219
Border Regulations and Requirements219
Logistics222
Arranging your crossing--Tour Operators222
The High Road to Osh223
Naryn to Kazarman223
Ak Tal and the Terek River Valley223
Practical Information224
Kazarman224
Practical Information224
Saimaly Tash225
Practical Information226
Kazarman To Jalal-Abad227
The Kyrgyz Fergana Valley230
Osh231
Sights234
Osh Practical Information236
Accommodation236
Food238
Communication238
Money and Red Tape239
Tour Operators239
Transport240
Around Osh240
The Aravan Valley and Chil Ustun240
Apshirsay241
Ozgon242
Around Ozgon242
Ak Terek242
Jalal-Abad Oblast243
Jalal-Abad244
Sights244
Jalal-Abad Practical Information245
Transport246
Arslanbob247
Trekking247
Arslanbob Practical Information248
Ortok249
Practical Information249
Western Kyrgyzstan250
The Talas Valley250
Talas251
Practical Information251
Sights254
The Manas Complex254
Petroglyphs256
Around Talas257
Kupyuro Bazaar257
The Bishkek to Osh Road258
The Route and Practical Information258
Tash Kumyr261
Sary Chelek Biosphere Reserve261
Sights264
The Route to Sary Chelek265
Arkyt266
Practical Information266
The Kara Suu Gorge267
Kyzyl Kul267
Practical Information268
Trekking and Accommodation268
Chatkal Valley and Besh Aral269
The Route269
Kerben269
Accommodation270
Safet Bulan Mausoleum270
Ala Buka271
The Chatkal Valley271
Dzhaniy Bazaar272
Trekking272
Practical Information272
Besh Aral Biosphere Reserve273
The Kyrgyz Pamir274
The Pamir Alay274
Trekking and Mountaineering275
Practical Information275
Batken and the Turkestan Range276
Practical Information278
Irkeshtam Pass278
Language Guide279
Glossary282
Recommended Reading283
Index286
Special Topics
The Silk Route17
Manas--The Hero and the Legend50
Women and Marriage90
Germany's Prodigal Sons106
The Final Farewell: A Kyrgyz Funeral107
Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky176
The Ever Useful Kyrgyz Sheep191
Community-based Tourism--Off the Beaten Track200
Shyrdaks228
Island Hopping in Southern Kyrgyzstan237
Toktogul252
The Kyrgyz Horse262
Literary Excerpts
Ella K Maillart on the Last Manap22
Gustav Krist on a Marriage Proposal38
Chinghis Aitmatov on Alaman Baiga159
Gustav Krist on the Akyn220
P S Nazaroff on Bourgeois Jealousy277
Maps
Kyrgyzstan72
Bishkek112
Karakol167
Around Karakol178
Around Naryn209
Saimaly Tash227
Osh232

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