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"Although a cliché, Kyrgyzstan is often referred to as ‘The Most Beautiful Country in the World’ – and you can see why. Hidden in the depths of central Asia, the yawning valleys, rolling alpine meadows, glistening alpine lakes and abundant wildlife of Kyrgyzstan really do make it one of the world's most stunning holiday destinations." Kyrgyzstan: the Bradt Guide; www.bradtguides.com

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Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

What to see and how to plan a trip to explore Central Asia and the Silk Road through Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.

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"Kyrgyzstan; Ethnic Jewellery of Central Asia" Kadyrov (Author), Ian Caytor (Editor), V. Kadyrov (Illustrator) || This image is on the cover of the book.

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This ensemble of majestic, tilting medressas – a near-overload of majolica, azure mosaics and vast, well-proportioned spaces – is the centrepiece of the city, and arguably the most awesome single sight in Central Asia... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/uzbekistan/central-uzbekistan/samarkand/sights/squares-plazas/the-registan#ixzz3KHq67MNQ

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Central Asia Travel: A Beginner's Guide

Advice on how to plan a trip to Central Asia to explore the Silk Road and countries like Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.:

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TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD - Three months ago, I took a 2.5 month trip through the Silk Road, a ancient network of trade routes, starting from China, I went through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and finally Turkmenistan and it was honestly the most unforgettable trip I have ever had traveling. The rawness of the hospitality and kindness was beyond any words that I can describe. By Sophia Kim for WeAreTravelGirls.com

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Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer. posted by www.futons-direct.co.uk

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Go to this blogger R.V.L.H. blogspot and prepare to be blessedly overwhelmed by Ikat beauty.

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