Central Asia travel guide

Lonely Planet

Central Asia

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With its medieval blue-domed cities, kinetic bazaars and remote yurtstays, Central Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk Road like nowhere else. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Central Asia, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Enjoy booming Almaty’s cafes, clubs and shops; wind through rugged mountains past ancient tombs, hot springs, and remote Kyrgyz yurt camps on Tajikistan’s Pamir Highway; or wonder at the architecture in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Central Asia and begin your journey now!


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Inside Lonely Planet’s Central Asia Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, Islam in Central Asia, the Silk Road, Central Asia today
  • Over 68 maps


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
stephen Rossiter
.Central Asia Captivates with Its Charms

A very good guide is absolutely indispensable for a region where the English language is relatively limited, This is the one part of the world where you cannot get by in speaking English, French or Spanish. One needs all the help one can get. Nobody is better than the LP people in giving one the edge to travel successfully in the Central Asian region. Get it!

Scott Crawford
great book

it's always a blessing to have a lonely planet guide with you when you are traveling! I can't tell you how many times it has saved me.

Very informative guide to Central Asia

We used this travel guide to plan our 2-week trip to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. It was a great help to us with its comprehensive information, filled with recommendations and even covering history and customs of each country, as you would expect with all Lonely Planet guides. The only negative was that some places noted in the guide were (permanently) closed so hopefully these get updated in the 2024 edition.

Barbara Mules
Another tick off the bucket list

Traveling at the weekend.

Which guidebook is right for me?