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    DescriptionA new edition of the most in-depth guide available to Kyrgyzstan leading visitors through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in Asia.


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    Title
    Kyrgyzstan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Laurence Mitchell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 23 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841623498
    ISBN 10: 1841623490
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    Libri: ENGM5430
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13150
    B&T Approval Code: A19900000
    LC classification: DK
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009000, TRV003010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 47
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009040
    LC subject heading:
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FCK
    BISAC V2.8: TRV012000
    DC22: 915.845, 915.8430486
    Libri: KIRG5000, P0041340
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1FCK
    Thema V1.0: WTH
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBDR, 1FCK
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    16pp colour photos & 21 maps
    Publisher
    BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
    Imprint name
    BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES
    Publication date
    01 February 2015
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Laurence Mitchell is a freelance travel writer and photographer and has travelled widely in Central Asia and the ex-Soviet world. He is the author of three other Bradt guides: Serbia, Belgrade, and Slow Norfolk & Suffolk.
    Review quote
    'Bradt Guides are expertly written and longer on local detail than any others.' Michael Palin 'Utterly essential...particularly the dos and don'ts and basic phrases.' James Willsher, Times of Central Asia
    Table of contents
    Introduction VIII part one general information 1 Chapter 1 Background Information 3 Geography 3, Climate 4, Natural history and conservation 5, History 9, Government and politics 21, Economy 23, People 24, Language 28, Religion 29, Education 32, Culture 33 Chapter 2 practical Information 48 When to visit 48, Highlights 49, Suggested itineraries 49, Tour operators 50, Red tape 56, Getting there and away 59, Health 62, Safety 66, Women travellers 68, Disabled travellers 68, Travelling with a family 69, What to take 69, Money and banking 70, Budgeting 71, Getting around 72, Accommodation 74, Eating and drinking 76, Public holidays and festivals 78, Shopping 79, Arts and entertainment 79, Photography 80, Media and communications 80, Business 82, Cultural etiquette 82, Travelling positively 83 pART TWO THe GUIde 85 Chapter 3 Bishkek 87 History 90, Getting there 91, Getting around 93, Safety 95, Tourist information 96, Where to stay 96, Where to eat and drink 101, Entertainment and nightlife 105, Sports 106, Shopping 106, Other practicalities 109, What to see and do 113 Chapter 4 Chui province 121 Valleys south of Bishkek 121, Chui Valley 126, Chong- Kemin Valley 131, Boom Gorge 133, Kara-Balta 134, Suusamyr Valley 134 Chapter 5 Lake Issyk-Kul . north Shore 139 Lake Issyk-Kul 139, Balykchy 144, Tamchy 148, Cholpon-Ata 150, Karkara Valley 160 Chapter 6 Lake Issyk-Kul South and the Central Tien Shan 165 Karakol 165, Around Karakol 175, Trekking south of Karakol 181, Th e Central Tien Shan 183, Lake Issyk- Kulfs southern shore 187, Barskoon 187, Tamga 191, Bokonbaevo 193, Th e southwest shore 197 Chapter 7 Talas province 199 Talas 199, South of Talas 204, West of Talas 204, East of Talas 205 Chapter 8 naryn province 207 Kochkor 207, Excursions from Kochkor 211, West to the Suusamyr Valley 213, Lake Song-Kol 214, Naryn 217, East of Naryn 222, Naryn to the Torugart Pass 223, The Torugart Pass 228, Naryn to Kazarman 231 Chapter 9 Jalal-Abad province 233 Jalal-Abad 233, Kazarman to Jalal-Abad 238, Kazarman 239, Saimaluu-Tash 240, Ortok 241, Arslanbob 242, Th e Road to Bishkek 247, Western Jalal-Abad Province 250, Lake Sary-Chelek 252, Arkyt 254, West to the Chatkal Valley 255 Chapter 10 Southern Kyrgyzstan 257 Osh 257, Around Osh 266, Ozgon 268, The Alay Valley 270, The Irkeshtam crossing to China 272, The Road south to Tajikistan 274, Batken Province 275 Appendix 1 Language 279 Appendix 2 Glossary of Kyrgyz Terms 286 Appendix 3 Further Information 288 Index 292