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This review is from: Kyrgyz Republic: Heart of Central Asia (Odyssey Kyrgyz Republic) (Paperback)
This is quite a comprehensive guide to a fascinating country. However, it already needs a new edition, even though it's only from 2008. For example, Cholpon Ata is already much more developed and awash with Kazakh and Russian tourists, and has a whole new cultural theme park beside the lake. The Chinese are pouring money into the roads which makes travel times ( in places) much faster. However, there is a lot of useful info here and it's worth buying. Good on the history and cultural background.