Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide (Trailblazer)

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The Silk Road was never a single thread but an intricate web of trade routes – Silk Roads – linking Asia and Europe. This new practical guide helps travelers explore all these threads and covers Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China.

· Getting to the region from North America, Europe and Australasia

· How to travel – train, bus or plane

· Trips for all budgets – from $15 a day to over $150 a day

· What to see and where to go

· Full reviews of hotels and restaurants

· Comprehensive chapter on the historical background of this most famous of all trade routes

· 60 maps and town plans

· Adapted from Silk Route by Rail, which was shortlisted for the Thomas Cook Guide Book of the Year Awards

· Covers more countries than other Silk Road guides – Turkey, Syria, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China

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The greatest trade route of all time

The ‘Silk Road' was never a single thread across Asia but an intricate web of shorter routes – Silk Roads – which together linked the Pacific Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. This guidebook is the first to cover these routes in their entirety and with it you can retrace the Golden Road to Samarkand, follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Marco Polo, and travel the length of the Great Wall of China. With detailed information on over 10,000km (6000 miles) of overland routes both by road and rail, this guide includes:

  • Planning your trip – Information for all budgets whether you're an independent traveller or joining a group

  • Practical information – For travellers in Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China

  • 60 city guides with maps – Where to stay, where to eat and what to see in 60 stopovers along the way, including: Istanbul, Göreme, Antakya, Aleppo, Hama, Palmyra, Damascus, Malatya, Erzurum, Do?gubeyazit, Tabriz, Ghazvin, Tehran, Esfahan, Shiraz, Mashad, Merv, Ashgabat, Konye-Urgench, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Osh, Bishkek, Issyk Kul, Song Kul, Karimabad, Gilgit, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Kashgar, Kuqa, Turfan, Khotan, Dunhuang, Jiayuguan, Lanzhou, Xi'an, Pingyao, Datong and Beijing

  • Also includes lesser-known routes – Southern Taklamakan, Kashgar–Rawalpindi (Karakorum Highway), Marco Polo's route to Xanadu

  • Extensive history of the Silk Roads

  • Useful phrases – Arabic, Farsi, Russian and Chinese

  • Includes 60 maps

About the Author:

Paul Wilson is a graduate of History at Oxford University. He has lived and worked in North, South and Central America as well as extensively travelling in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

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