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Silk Roads 3/e : A Route and Planning Guide - Paul Wilson

Silk Roads 3/e

A Route and Planning Guide

Paperback

Published: 13th August 2010
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The Silk Road was never a single thread but an intricate web of trade routes – Silk Roads – linking Asia and Europe. This new practical guide helps travelers explore all these threads and covers Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China.

·        Getting to the region from North America, Europe and Australasia

·        How to travel – train, bus or plane

·        Trips for all budgets – from $15 a day to over $150 a day

·        What to see and where to go

·        Full reviews of hotels and restaurants

·        Comprehensive chapter on the historical background of this most famous of all trade routes

·        60 maps and town plans

·        Adapted from Silk Route by Rail, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Guide Book of the Year Awards

·        Covers more countries than other Silk Road guides – Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China

 

'No nonsense, information-packed guide' LAM Magazine (UK)

Introduction
Planning Your Trip
Routes, costs and making a booking
Route options
Costs
When to go
Making a booking
Visas
Before you leave
Who to go with
What to take
Vaccinations and health safeguards
Background reading
Internet Resources
The Silk Road
History
The route
Alexander the Great
Zhang Qian
The Parthian Shot
The Royal Purple
No more secrets
A New Golden Age
The Mongols
Pax Mongolica
The end
Map Key
The Middle East
Facts about the region
Geographical background
History
The people and their religion
Practical information for the visitor
The route
Documents
Climate
Accommodation
Travel agencies and tourist information
Transport
Electricity
Time
Money
Communications
National holidays
Customs and Attitudes
Food
Drink
Istanbul History
Istanbul today
What to see
Practical information
Cappadocia History
Cappadocia today
What to see
Practical information
Antakya History
What to see
Practical information
Aleppo History
What to see
Practical information
Hama What to see
Practical information
Palmyra History
What to see
Practical information
Damascus History
Damascus today
What to see
Practical information
Malatya/Kahta What to see
Practical information
Erzurum What to see
Practical information
Dogubeyazit What to see
Practical information
Tabriz What to see
Practical information
Ghazvin What to see
Practical information
Tehran What to see
Practical information
Esfahan History
What to see
Practical information
Shiraz What to see
Practical information
Mashad What to see
Practical information
Central Asia
Facts about the region Geographical background
History (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan)
The people
Practical information for the visitor The route
Documents
Climate
Accommodation
Safety
Travel agencies and tourist information
Transport
Electricity
Time
Money
Communications
National holidays
Food
Drink
Mary and Merv History
What to see
Practical information
Ashgabat History
What to see
Practical information
Konye-Urgench History
What to see
Practical information
Nukus History
What to see
Practical information
Urgench Practical information
Khiva History
What to see
Practical information
Bukhara History
What to see
Practical information
Samarkand History
What to see
Practical information
Tashkent History
What to see
Practical information
The Ferghana Valley History
Practical information
Osh What to see
Practical information
Bishkek What to see
Practical information
Issyk Kul
Pakistan and The Karakorum Highway
Facts about the region Geographical background
History
The people
The Economy
Religion
Practical information for the visitor The route
Documents
Climate
Accommodation
Travel agencies and tourist information
Transport
Electricity
Time
Money
Communications
National holidays
Food
Drink
Social customs
Attitudes
Activities
Shopping
Passu Practical information
Hiking around Passu
The Hunza and Nagar Valleys History
Karimabad What to see
Practical information
Gilgit History
What to see
Practical information
Rawalpindi and Islamabad What to see
Practical information
China
Facts about the country Geographical background
History
The people and religion
Practical information for the visitor The route
Documents
Climate
Accommodation
Travel agencies and tourist information
Transport
Electricity
Time
Money
Communications
National holidays
Preserving your sanity
Food
Drink
Xinjiang Geographical background
History
Kashgar (What to see, Practical information)
Kuqa (What to see, Practical information)
Korla
Turfan (History, What to see, Practical information)
The Southern Taklamakan route (Khotan, Charklik)
Dunhuang History
What to see
Practical information
Jiayuguan History
What to see
Practical information
Lanzhou History
What to see
Practical information
Xi'an History
What to see
Excursions
Practical information
Datong What to see
Practical information
Beijing History
What to see
Excursions
Practical information
Appendix Useful phrases
Index
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ISBN: 9781905864324
ISBN-10: 1905864329
Series: Trailblazer
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 13th August 2010
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 12.3  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 3