With its medieval blue-domed cities, kinetic bazaars and remote yurtstays, Central Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk Road like nowhere else. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Central Asia, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.
Enjoy booming Almaty’s cafes, clubs and shops; wind through rugged mountains past ancient tombs, hot springs, and remote Kyrgyz yurt camps on Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway; or wonder at the architecture in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central Asia and begin your journey now!
Inside Lonely Planet’s Central Asia Travel Guide:
Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, Islam in Central Asia, the Silk Road, Central Asia today
Over 68 maps
Coverage Includes: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and more