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Uzbekistan: The Golden Road to Samarakand (Odyssey Uzbekistan)by Bradley Mayhew
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From the blue-tiled splendor of Tamerlane's Samarkand to the holy city of Bukhara, and beyond to the desert-girdled khanate of Khiva, Uzbekistan lays claim to a breathtaking architectural legacy. Bound by sand and snow, fed by meltwater from the Roof of the World, these fertile oases have attracted travelers and conquerors along the fragile threads of the Silk Road throughout history. This groundbreaking guide focuses on the wealth of sites and colorful legends along Central Asia's golden road.
Includes: informative insights into the history, religion and culture of Uzbekistan; special topics including the disappearance of the Aral Sea, and the life and death of Tamerlane the Great; up-to-date practical information for the traveler, covering visas, customs and travel agencies; hints for business visitors; environmental issues; useful maps, together with detailed plans of principal sites; and more.
A quintessential, glorious guidebook.
"The best guidebook to bring is the Uzbekistan volume in the Odyssey series... It is one of those rare travel guides that is a joy to read whether or not you are planning a trip."--The New York Times
About the Author
Calum MacLeod graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University. Macleod has traveled extensively through Russian and Chinese Central Asia, China and Indochina. He contributes regularly to a range of publications. MacLeod lives in Beijing, China.Bradley Mayhew graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University. He has traveled and trekked across Chinese and Russian Central Asia, Tibet, Iran and Ladakh. He has led adventure tours along the Silk Road and is the author/co-author of numerous Lonely Planet guides, including Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway, Tibet, The Indian Himalaya and Southwest China. Mayhew lives in Montana, when not "on the road."
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