Synopses & Reviews
Epic mountain landscapes, glacial lakes and the mighty Oxus River encircle ancient Buddhist sites, Silk Road trading posts, medieval shrines and planned Soviet cities alike. The guide includes tried and tested trekking routes in the Frann, Zerafshan and Pamir mountain ranges and comprehensive bird-watching and wildlife sections. Rich historical detail, entertaining anecdotes along with first-hand descriptions of everything from Soghdian ruins to playing the traditional sport of buz kashi or 'dead goat polo', bring the country alive.
The most detailed guide to Tajikistan, featuring both detailed trekking routes and little-known Silk Road sites.
About the Author
Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare have lived and worked in Central Asia since 2008. During this period they have become deeply involved in the regions tourism industry, devising national tourism strategies, advising USAid and OSCE on tourism development, promoting the destination through the BBC and print media and working with local companies to improve their offerings to tourists.
Table of Contents
Part One: General Information
Chapter 1: Background information
Chapter 2: Practical information
Part Two: The Guide
Chapter 3: Dushanbe and environs
Chapter 4: West Karotegin
Chapter 5: East Karotegin
Chapter 6: Fann and Zarafshon Mountains
Chapter 7: Khujand and northern Sughd
Chapter 8: Khatlon Province
Chapter 9: West-central Gorno-Badakhshan
Chapter 10: Murghab
Appendix 1: Language
Appendix 2: Glossary
Appendix 3: Further Information