Kazakhstan

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2011 - Travel - 424 pages

Landlocked between Russia and China, and surrounded by the shimmering Caspian Sea shores and the Altai and Tian Shan mountains, a trip to the exotic wilds of Kazakhstan will erase any association Westerners may have with the film Borat. Visit in May and find the slopes of the Tian Shan carpeted with tulips, base yourself in cosmopolitan Almaty and daytrip to the nearby mountains and forest (where the pious may encounter the legendary Buddhist kingdom of Shambala), or sample a glass of kumiss at a Kazakh dastarkhan. Now updated with more detail, Kazakhstan provides in-depth explanations of the rich and unique Kazakh traditions and nomadic heritage. The most comprehensive guide available, it's invaluable for anyone visiting or living in Kazakhstan.

 

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Contents

Background Information
3
Practical Information
23
Astana and Akmola Region
73
Almaty
117
The Southeast
159
Central Kazakhstan
199
The East
225
The North
257
The Northwest
293
The West
319
The South
353
Language
399
Glossary
408
Further Information
411
Untitled
418
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Paul Brummell is a career diplomat with Britain's Foreign Commonwealth Office.

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