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Table of Contents
                            Central Asia
Welcome to Central Asia
	Footprints of History
		Mountains & Yurts
		Travel off the Map
		A Warm Welcome
	Why I Love Central Asia
Central Asia’s Top 15
	Samarkand
		Bukhara
		Astana’s Architecture
		Khiva
		Wakhan Valley
		Trekking
		Lake Song-Köl
		Community-Based Tourism
		Fan Mountains
		Bazaars
		Konye-Urgench
		Almaty
		High Roads
to China
		Pamir Highway
		Turkistan
Need to Know
	When to Go
		Websites
		Important Numbers
		Opening Hours
		Daily Costs
		Don’t Forget
		Travelling Safely
		Getting Around
If You Like...
	Silk Road Architecture
	Community-Based Tourism
	Trekking
	Bazaars
	The Nomadic Life
	The Weird & the Downright Odd
	Cultural Immersion
	Off the
Beaten Track
	Archaeological Sites
Month by Month
	March
	April
	May
	July
	August
	September
	October
	December
Itineraries
	Silk Road Cities
	Central Asia Overland: The Silk Road
	Over the Torugart: Lakes, Herders & Caravanserais
	To Osh via the Pamir Highway
	Kazakhstan: South to North
Visas & Permits
	Visas
		Applying for a Visa
		Letters of Invitation
		Visas on Arrival
		Getting Central Asian Visas in Central Asia
		Transit & Multiple-Entry Visas
		Visa Extensions
	Travel Permits
Border Crossings
	Border Crossings 
to/from Central Asia
	Border Crossings Within Central Asia
	General Tips
Activities
	Trekking & Hiking
		What Kind of Trek?
		When to Go
		Trekking Permits & Problems
		Maps
		Hiking
	Horse Trekking
	Camel Trekking
	Mountain Biking & Cycling
	Rafting
	Mountaineering & 
Rock Climbing
	Winter Sports
	Four-Wheel Drive Trips
	Other Activities
Community-Based Tourism
	The Idea
	Country Programs
Countries at a Glance
	Kazakhstan
	Uzbekistan
	Kyrgyzstan
	Tajikistan
	Turkmenistan
On the Road
Kazakhstan
	Best Parks & Reserves
	Best Architecture
	Why Go?
	When to Go
	Visas & Permits
	Itineraries
	Fast Facts
	Exchange Rates
	Resources
	Kazakhstan Highlights
	Almaty
		Around Almaty
	Southeast Kazakhstan
		Kolsay Lakes
		Charyn Canyon
		Karkara Valley
		Central Tian Shan
		Tamgaly Petroglyphs
		Altyn-Emel National Park
	Southern Kazakhstan
		Taraz
		Around Taraz
		Shymkent
		Around Shymkent
		Turkistan
		Kyzylorda
		Aralsk (Aral)
	Western Kazakhstan
		Aktau
		Around Aktau
	Northern Kazakhstan
		Astana
		Around Astana
		Lake Burabay
		Karaganda
		Around Karaganda
	Eastern Kazakhstan
		Ust-Kamenogorsk
		Semey
		Around Semey
	Understand Kazakhstan
		Kazakhstan Today
		History
		People
		Arts
		Environment
	Survival Guide
Uzbekistan
	Best Places to Eat
	Best Places to Stay
	Why Go?
	When to Go
	Fast Facts
	Exchange Rates
	Resources
	Visas & Permits
	Itineraries
	Tashkent
		Uzbekistan Highlights
		Around Tashkent
	Fergana Valley
		Kokand
		Fergana
		Around Fergana
		Andijon
	Central Uzbekistan
		Samarkand
		Around Samarkand
		Shakhrisabz
		Termiz
		Nurata
		Bukhara
		Around Bukhara
	KHOREZM
		Urgench
		Around Urgench
		Khiva
	Karakalpakstan
		Nukus
		Around Nukus
		Moynaq
	Understand Uzbekistan
		Uzbekistan Today
		History
		People
		Religion
		Arts
		Environment
		Food & Drink
	Survival Guide
Kyrgyzstan
	Best Community Tourism Outfits
	Best Yurtstays
	Why Go?
	When to Go
	Visas & Permits
	Itineraries
	Fast Facts
	Exchange Rates
	Resources
	Kyrgyzstan Highlights
	Bishkek
		Around Bishkek
	Towards Issyk-Köl
		Burana Tower
		Chong-Kemin Valley
	Lake Issyk-Köl
		Northern Issyk-Köl
		Karakol 	Каракол
		Around Karakol
		Southern Issyk-Köl
		Bokonbayevo, 
Kadji-Sai & Around
	Central Kyrgyzstan
		Lake Song-Köl
		Kochkor
		Around Kochkor
		Naryn
		Around Naryn
		Naryn to Jalal-Abad
		Naryn to Torugart
	Osh & Southern Kyrgyzstan
		Bishkek to Osh
		Osh
		Alay Valley
		Southwestern Kyrgyzstan
	Understand Kyrgyzstan
		Kyrgyzstan Today
		History
		People
		Religion
		Arts
		Environment
		Food & Drink
	Survival Guide
Tajikistan
	Best Places to Meet Travellers
	Best Rural Homestays
	Why Go?
	When to Go
	Visas & Permits
	Itineraries
	Fast Facts
	Exchange Rates
	Resources
	Dushanbe
		Tajikistan Highlights
		Around Dushanbe
	Northern Tajikistan
		Fan & Zerafshan Mountains
		Istaravshan
		Khojand
		Isfara
	The Pamirs
		Dushanbe to Khorog
		Bartang Valley
		Khorog
		Shokh Dara Valley
		Wakhan Valley
		Pamir Highway
	Understand Tajikistan
		Tajikistan Today
		History
		People
		Arts
		Environment
		Food & Drink
	Survival Guide
Turkmenistan
	Best Places to Eat
	Best Places to Stay
	Why Go?
	When to Go
	Visas & Permits
	Itineraries
	Fast Facts
	Exchange Rates
	Resources
	Turkmenistan Highlights
	Karakum Desert
	Ashgabat
	Western Turkmenistan
		Köw Ata Underground Lake
		Gozli Ata & Yangykala Canyon
	Eastern Turkmenistan
		Mary
		Merv
		Gonur
		Turkmenabat
	Northern Turkmenistan
		Konye-Urgench
		Dashogus
	Understand Turkmenistan
		Turkmenistan Today
		History
		People
		Religion
		Arts
		Environment
		Food & Drink
	Survival Guide
Understand Central Asia
Central Asia Today
	Differing Paths
		Political Tensions
		A New Orientation
		The Future
History
	Early History
	Alexander the Great
	East Meets West
	The Kushans
	Sassanids, Huns & Sogdians
	The Arrival of Islam
	Karakhanids to Khorezmshahs
	Mongol Terror, Mongol Peace
	Timur & the Timurids
	Uzbeks & Kazakhs
	The Zhungarian Empire
	The Khanates of Kokand, Khiva & Bukhara
	The Russians Are Coming!
	The Great Game
	Colonisation of Turkestan
	The 1916 Uprising
	Revolution & Civil War
		Bolshevik Conquest
	The Soviet Era
		Forced Collectivisation
		Political Repression
		Construction of Nationalities
		World War II
		Agriculture
		Benefits of the Soviet Era
		The Soviet-Afghan War
	Post-Soviet Central Asia
The Silk Road
	Silk Routes
	Caravans & Trade
	The Cultural Legacy
	The Death of the Silk Road
	The Rebirth of the Silk Road
People & Culture
	Peoples of the Silk Road
		Kazakhs
		Kyrgyz
		Tajiks
		Turkmen
		Uzbeks
		Slavs
		Other Peoples
	Daily Life
		Traditional Culture
Islam in Central Asia
	Islam’s History & Schisms
	Practice
	Islam in Central Asia
	The Soviet Era
	Sufism
	Islam Today
The Arts
	Folk Art
	Carpets & Textiles
	Literature: Bards & Poets
	Music
	Painting
Architecture
	Early Influences
	Timurid Architecture
	Architectural Design
		Mosques
		Medressas
		Mausoleums
		Minarets
	Decoration
Environment
	The Land
	Geology
	Wildlife
		Endangered Species
	National Parks
	Environmental Issues
		The Aral Sea
		Other Environmental Problems
Survival Guide
Directory A–Z
	Accommodation
		Children
		Customs
Regulations
		Documents
		Electricity
		Food
		Gay & Lesbian Travellers
		Holidays
		Insurance
		Internet Access
		Language Courses
		Legal Matters
		Maps
		Money
		Photography & Video
		Post
		Registration
		Responsible Travel
		Safe Travel
		Solo Travellers
		Telephone
		Toilets
		Tourist 
Information
		Volunteering
		Women Travellers
		Work
Transport
	Getting There & Away
		Entering Central Asia
		Air
		Bus & Car
		Train
		Sea
	Getting Around
		Air
		Bus
		Car
		Hitching
		Local Transport
		Train
Health
	Before You Go
		Insurance
		Medical Checklist
		Recommended Vaccinations
		Further Reading
	In Central Asia
		Availability of Health Care
		Infectious Diseases
		Environmental Hazards
Language
	Russian
		Basics
			Accommodation
			Eating & Drinking
			Emergencies
			Shopping & Services
			Transport & Directions
		Kazakh
		Kyrgyz
		Tajik
		Turkmen
		Uzbek
		GLOSSARY
		Food GLOSSARY
Behind the Scenes
Our Writers
                        

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