Insight Guides The Silk Road

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This Silk Road guidebook is ideal for travellers seeking inspirational guides and planning a more extended trip. It provides interesting facts about the Silk Road’s people, history and culture and detailed coverage of the best places to see. This Silk Road travel book has the style of an illustrated magazine to inspire you and give a taste of the Silk Road. The book is printed on paper from responsible sources, and verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards. 


This Silk Road guidebook covers: China (Shaanxi, Ginsu, Xinjiang), Central Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan), Western Asia (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey).


In this Silk Road travel guidebook, you will find:

  • Unique essays – country history and culture, and modern-day life, people and politics

  • Silk Road highlights – Mingsha Shan and Crescent Moon Lake; Heavenly Lake Tianchi; Flaming Mountains near Turpan, China; Lake Karakul; Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway; Hunza Valley, Pakistan; Tehran Bazaar; Sunday Market, Kashgar; Peshawar, Pakistan; Isfahan architecture; Xi’an city; Samarkand; Istanbul   

  • Practical travel information – getting there and around, budgeting, eating out, shopping, public holidays, information for LGBTQ+ travellers and more 

  • When to go to the Silk Road - high season, low season, climate information and festivals 

  • Insider recommendations – tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots

  • Main attractions & curated places – narrative descriptions of where to go and what to see, covered geographically

  • Tips and facts – interesting facts about the Silk Road and useful insider tips

  • High-quality maps of the Silk Road – must-see places cross-referenced to colourful maps for quick orientation

  • Colour-coded chapters – each place chapter has its own colour assigned to aid easy navigation of this Silk Road travel guide

  • Striking pictures – rich, inspirational colour photography on all pages, capturing attractions, nature, people and historical features 

  • Free download of title’s eBook – available after purchase of the printed guidebook to the Silk Road 

  • Fully updated post-COVID-19

This Silk Road guidebook is just the tool you need to get under the skin of the destination and accompany you on your trip. It also makes a great gift because of its premium quality. This book will inspire you and answer all your questions while preparing a trip to the Silk Road or along the way. It will also remain a beautiful souvenir after your trip. 

Book Details

ISBN: 9781839054280
Series: Insight Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 9/3/2024
Pages: 424
Dimensions: 153 x 229mm


This title is a part of Insight Guides Main Series

Inspirational, lavishly illustrated travel guides to countries and regions that provide all you need for every step of your journey. With in-depth features on culture and history and stunning colour photography throughout, they are perfect for inspiration as well as a souvenir of your trip, while detailed place chapters and travel tips make it ideal for trip planning.

  • In-depth coverage of the destination's history, landscapes, wildlife, people and culture, from the arts to sports.

  • The destination’s top ten attractions and editor’s choice of what to see and do at the beginning of each guide

  • Practical travel information includes when to go, getting there, getting around, entry requirements, food and drink highlights, and everything you need to know about local culture

  • Colour-coded chapters travel around each city or region in a highly-readable descriptive style, featuring fascinating historical information as well as detailed information on points of interest, backed up by handy tips on what to look out for when you’re there

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with key sights marked up by number and corresponding to the places chapters

  • Beautiful, inspirational full-colour photography throughout brings the destination to life and makes the book a memorable souvenir of a trip

  • Printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each purchased printed guide

Format: 152 x 228mm

Price: £14.99-£18.99 | $22.99-$26.99

Extent: 248–464 pages


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