Laurence Mitchell con Kyrgyzstan (Bradt Travel Guides)
Bradt'sKyrgyzstan remains the only English-language guide dedicated solely to thisastounding country, described as 'the Switzerland of central Asia' and regardedby many as the most beautiful country in the world. This new, thoroughlyupdated fourth edition further extends its comprehensive coverage of all thecountry has to offer, including trekking, mountaineering, horse riding,historical sites, festivals and Kyrgyz culture. All the most recent informationon all the major towns and visitor hubs is included, along with suggesteditineraries and details of natural history and conservation issues. Featureboxes throughout the text give further cultural detail on Kyrgyz society, whileall budgets are catered for with traveller information covering all optionsfrom low-cost to luxury, as well as extensive detail on travel by publictransport throughout the country.Deepwithin central Asia, Kyrgyzstan's beautiful mountainscapes, dreamlike rockformations and semi-nomadic culture are gloriously unspoiled. A trip here canbe as adventurous as you please: admire 5,000-year-old petroglyphs atSaimaluu-Tash, gallop on horseback through the alpine meadows that surround3,016m-high Lake Song-Köl, go trekking in the mountain valleys that lie southof Karakol, visit Bishkek's Soviet-era statues or simply laze on the shores ofthe vast Lake Issyk-Kul.Kyrgyzstanhas it all: glorious mountain scenery, a rich nomadic tradition, Silk Roadmonuments and thrilling wildlife. It also remains an intriguing, little knownbut easily accessible country for travellers. With in-depth coverage ofhistorical background, health, safety and transport, plus authorrecommendations on the best yurt camps and chaikhanas, Bradt's Kyrgyzstan isthe ideal companion for a successful trip.