Item description for Kyrgyz Republic (Odyssey Illustrated Guide) by Rowan Stewart & Susie Weldon...
This unique and stunningly illustrated book, the first English-language guide exclusively dedicated to Kyrgyzstan, provides up-to-date practical information on the full range of travel possibilities to all parts of the country, along with a clear overview of the historical, cultural and social context to help in understanding this complex country. Kyrgyzstan's mighty Tian Shan mountains formed the Soviet Empire's impressive border with China and helped to keep this small land impenetrable to visitors. Opened to the world just ten years ago, Kyrgyzstan offers a rich history and ancient, hospitable cultures, as well as tremendous scenic beauty and diversity. Second edition The only English-language guide specifically on Kyrgyzstan Up-to-date, interesting and informative text on the historical and contemporary aspects of this fascinating, little-known land Includes new areas now open for trekking and mountaineering Practical and comprehensive guide to travel possibilities and recommendations, with full descriptions of sights and activities in each area to appeal to all interests Helpful Kyrgyz- and Russian-language guide, from simple courtesy greetings to basic conversation, with Cyrillic alphabet Outstanding color photography of the people and countryside Useful and informative maps
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Studio: Odyssey Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Odyssey Publications
ISBN 9622177360 ISBN13 9789622177369
Availability 0 units.
More About Rowan Stewart & Susie Weldon
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.