Central Asia - History, People & Food (Chapter)
This chapter contains the History, People, Religion, Arts, Food & Drink, Environment and Activities chapters from Lonely Planet's Central Asia guidebook.
Who are these fascinating peoples, and where did they come from? Grab this chapter to get this complex region, and what it has to offer, straight in your mind before you begin!
- comprehensive information on hiking, horse treks, mountaineering and other adventure activities
- a history timeline from 100,000 BC to present day
- a run-down of all the peoples of the Silk Road
- coverage of Central Asia’s wildlife and environmental issues
Coverage includes: History - from before Alexander the Great to the War on Terror, Peoples of the Silk Road, Daily Life, Islam, Architecture, Film, Folk Art, Literature, Music, Painting, Food & Drink, Food Glossary, The Land, Geology, Wildlife, National Parks, Environmental Issues, Trekking, Horse Trips, Camel Trekking, Mountain Biking & Cycling, Rafting, Mountaineering & Rock Climbing, Winter Sports, Four-Wheel Drive Trips and Adventure Travel Operators.
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