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Silk Road

Xi'an to Kashgar

For today's traveler, it is not only the weight of history that makes the Silk Road intriguing, but the incredible diversity of scenery and ethnic people along the way. This beautifully photographed and intelligent book is the authoritative guide to travel in the region. An incomparable guide to the Silk Road, from Xi'an to Kashgar, it takes the reader on a journey through this exotic region's history, culture, scenery, and peoples, as well as providing practical, up-to-date information for the modern-day traveler to western China, lavishly illustrated with stunning color photography, easy-to-use maps and a guide to further reading. This 8th Edition features updated travel information, new websites and new photography of wild and beautiful corners of the region. A uniquely focused guidebook that is as useful for armchair travelers with a thirst for accurate, comprehensive and well-written historical and cultural information about this famous route as it is for travelers and adventurers to western China itself.


“...I especially recommend The Silk Road by Judy Bonavia, a good general tour guide on the region...” - Forbes magazine

“...beautifully photographed and extremely informative book...a trustworthy guide to this remarkable region...” - Silk Road inflight magazine


+ Uniquely focused guidebook to western China, Xinjiang, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi and by rail to Central Asia

+ Fauna and flora of the mountain and desert regions

+ Practical information including border crossings to Kyrgyzstan and other Central Asian republics

+ Historical overview of the Silk Road

+ Details of the region's ethnic peoples, arts, crafts, histories and cultures

+ Comprehensive list of websites for further research and reading

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The Silk Road - Xi'an to Kashgar


Judy Bonavia - Author
Christoph Baumer - Reviser


Publication Date : January 2008
Category : TRAVEL/China
Paperback ISBN 10 : 9622177611
Paperback ISBN 13 : 978-962-217-761-1
Edition : Eighth Edition
Paperback Price : US$ 24.95, GB£ 15.95
Format : 8in x 5.5in
Pages : 368
Photos : 115
Maps : 16

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