This is the most detailed guide to Central Asia's most populous country and the heart of the historic Silk Road. Strikingly beautiful yet little understood, Uzbekistan finally has a guide to inspire independent traveling, with all the in-depth practical information required, highlighting epic landscapes through to awe-inspiring architecture. Practical details are entwined with cultural, literary, social, religious and historical curiosities to make an entertaining companion and guide. It includes up-to-date and personal reviews of accommodation, restaurants and entertainment venues across all budgets.
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 regionís 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.
Part One: General Information
Chapter 1: Background information
Chapter 2: Practical information
Part Two: The Guide
Chapter 3: Tashkent and environs
Chapter 4: Fergana Valley and the East
Chapter 5: Samarkand and Dzhizak Provinces
Chapter 6: Qasha Darya and Surkhan Darya Provinces
Chapter 7: Navoi Province
Chapter 8: Bukhara Province
Chapter 9: Khorezm Province
Chapter 10: Republic of Karakalpakstan
Appendices and Index.