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The Silk Road (Insight Guide Silk Road)

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Insight Guide Silk Road is the complete illustrated guide to one of the world’s ultimate travel adventures. Passing right through the heart of Asia, the ancient trade route traverses a quarter of the globe from the heart of China to the Mediterranean via a vast, inhospitable expanse of mountains and desert. The guide covers all the sights along the way across 13 countries and 6 time zones, with authoritative chapters on the Silk Road’s history and culture to put it all into context.

The magic of the journey is brought to life through evocative photography, and is complemented by lavish Photo Features which offer a unique insight into various aspects of the route: these include details of silk production, the ancient treasures that have been discovered along the route, and the colourful bazaars - which are a reminder of the Silk Road caravanserais of the distant past.

Our inspirational Best of The Silk Road section highlights the unmissable sights and experiences, while a comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the practical information you need to plan your trip – whether it be a short section or the entire Silk Road.

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Insight Guide Silk Road is a comprehensive, full-color travel guide to one of the world’s ultimate travel adventures, the ancient trade route from China to the Mediterranean. Traversing vast deserts and high mountains, the 5,000-mile route passes through the fabled cities of Central Asia – Kashgar, Samarkand, and Bukhara. Magnificent photographs bring these far-flung places to life; the inspirational Best Of section highlights what to see along the Silk Road, and in-depth essays explore the route’s long history and fascinating culture; chapters cover each of the 13 countries the route passes through, with vivid descriptions of what to see there and information on crossing the borders. Together these elements enable you to plan the trip of a lifetime.

About the Author

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Table of Contents

Introduction

Best of The Silk Road

Ancient Trade Route

The Incredible Journey

History

Decisive DatesThe First Steps    

The Opening of the Road

The Middlemen

Glory and Decline

The Mongol Era

Rediscovering the Road

Features

The Story of Silk

Life on the Road

The Spread of Ideas

People and their Environment (new for 2nd edition)

Talk of the Road

Romans in China

Marco Polo

The Great Game

Life in Old Xi’an

The Uighurs

Muhammad Yakub Beg

Community-Based Tourism

Tamerlane the Great

Stoddart and Connolly

Gandharan Art

Zoroastrians

Persian Carpets

Desert Irrigation

Treasures of the Silk Road (photo feature)

Silk Production (photo feature)

Bazaars (photo feature)

Yurts (photo feature)

Places

The Silk Road Experience

China

Shaanxi

Gansu

Xianjiang

Central Asia

Kyrgyzstan

Tajikistan

Uzbekistan

Kazakhstan

Pakistan

Afghanistan

Turkmenistan

Western Asia

Iran

Iraq

Syria

Lebanon

Turkey

Travel Tips

TRANSPORT

ACCOMMODATION

EATING OUT

ACTIVITIES

A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGE  (new for 2nd edition)

FURTHER READING

Product Details

ISBN:
9781780051161
Author:
Forbes, Andrew
Publisher:
Insight Guides
Author:
Ibbotsen, Sophie
Author:
Le Bas, Tom
Author:
Le Bas, Tom
Author:
Bradley, Chris
Author:
Mayhew, Bradley
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
| Travel | Asia
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Silk Road
Subject:
Central Asia
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Series:
Insight Guides
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Insight Guide Silk Road is a comprehensive, full-color travel guide to one of the world’s ultimate travel adventures, the ancient trade route from China to the Mediterranean. Traversing vast deserts and high mountains, the 5,000-mile route passes through the fabled cities of Central Asia – Kashgar, Samarkand, and Bukhara. Magnificent photographs bring these far-flung places to life; the inspirational Best Of section highlights what to see along the Silk Road, and in-depth essays explore the route’s long history and fascinating culture; chapters cover each of the 13 countries the route passes through, with vivid descriptions of what to see there and information on crossing the borders. Together these elements enable you to plan the trip of a lifetime.

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