Deep within central Asia, Kyrgyzstan's beautiful mountainscapes, dreamlike rock formations and semi-nomadic culture are gloriously unspoiled. A trip here can be as adventurous as you please: admire 5, 000-year-old petroglyphs at Saimaluu-Tash, gallop on horseback through the rugged Ala-Archa Canyon, visit Bishkek's Soviet-era statues or simply laze on the shores of the vast Lake Issyk-Kul.Now in its third edition, this remains the only English-language guide dedicated solely to Kyrgyzstan. It offers in-depth coverage of historical background, health, safety and transport, plus author recommendations on the best yurt camps and chaikhanas. Join Laurence Mitchell on a magnificent journey through the country's remote Silk Road villages, ancient conifer forests and rolling alpine meadows.There are also handicrafts on sale in the shop at the Jailoo Tourism Community travel agency (see page 217). ... The same main street has curious metal cut-outs decorating its lamp posts a hammer and sickles, space rockets, masonic instruments, atoms and ... There are also paintings of Kyrgyz life, a large stuffed sheep, a diorama of stuffed animals and best of all, a splendid yurt that entirely fills a room.
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