The Silk Roads: A Route and Planning Guide (Trailblazer) (Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide): Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, China

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Completely revised and updated, this third edition contains all the information required for travelling along the Silk Road from the Mediterranean Sea to China, whether by road or by rail. It's a practical and detailed silk road travel guide and also a good read. Chapters cover
planning your trip for all budgets, whether you're travelling independently or as part of a group;
practical information for travellers in Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China;
55 city guides with maps including where to stay, where to eat and what to see;
plus less well-known routes - Southern Taklamakan, Kashgar-Rawalpindi (Karakoram Highway), and Marco Polo's route to Xanadu;
extensive history of the Silk Roads;
useful phrases in Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Chinese.
Contains 40 full colour photos.
The complete guide to the silk route.

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There's no better guide with which to guide yourself. --TNT Magazine

No-nonsense information-packed guide --LAM Magazine

Recommended in 'Last Chance to see... the Chinese Silk Road city of Kashgar' --The Guardian

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The greatest trade route of all timeThe Silk Road was never a single thread across Asia but an intricate web of shorter routes Silk Roads which together linked the Pacific Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. This guidebook is the first to cover these routes in their entirety and with it you can retrace the Golden Road to Samarkand, follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Marco Polo, and travel the length of the Great Wall of China. With detailed information on over 10,000km (6000 miles) of overland routes both by road and rail, this guide includes: Planning your trip Information for all budgets whether you re an independent traveller or joining a group Practical information For travellers in Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China 60 city guides with maps Where to stay, where to eat and what to see in 60 stopovers along the way, including: Istanbul, Goreme, Antakya, Aleppo, Hama, Palmyra, Damascus, Malatya, Erzurum, Do?gubeyazit, Tabriz, Ghazvin, Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, Mashad, Merv, Ashgabat, Konye-Urgench, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Osh, Bishkek, Issyk Kul, Song Kul, Karimabad, Gilgit, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Kashgar, Kuqa, Turfan, Khotan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xi an, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing Also includes lesser-known routes Southern Taklamakan, Kashgar Rawalpindi (Karakorum Highway), Marco Polo s route to Xanadu Extensive history of the Silk Roads Useful phrases Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Chinese Includes 60 maps"

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