Following the break-up of the USSR, Kyrgyzstan soon earned a reputation as the most hospitable and least repressive of the newly emerged central Asian republics. Unlike some of its neighbours, it has actively encouraged foreign tourism and has pursued a policy of supporting community projects with an emphasis on adventure tourism. The Bradt guide details all the services and experiences the country offers including trekking, mountaineering, horseriding and wildlife-watching. Historical sites, cultural activities and background on the Kyrgystan people are all covered by this definitive guide.
• Provides a invaluable resource for English-speaking expatriates.
• Details the wide range of travel options within the country, including trekking and horseback tours, local buses, shared taxis and private taxi services.
• Features intrepid and exciting overland routes to China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan
Billed 'the most beautiful country in the world' by The Times, Kyrgyzstan is a must-stop destination for anyone travelling through Central Asia or along the Silk Road. Take in the majesty of the celestial Tien Shan mountains, spend the night in a yurt or Kyrgyz home, or trek in the Ala-Archa canyon, roaming grounds for the enigmatic snow leopard. The Bradt guide is an invaluable companion for anyone venturing into this off-the-beaten-track destination. With more maps and practical information than any other guide, Bradt's Kyrgyzstan details towns and villages not covered by the competition. Entertainingly written, it provides unparalleled background information, including an update on the country's political situation.