In large parts of this area the semi-nomadic people live in tents and still observe the lifestyles of the ancients. Home to some of the world’s highest mountain peaks and the longest mountain glacier in the world, this part of the world is largely unspoilt. With large tranquil lakes and wild horses on the wind-swept steppes, this is a great destination for those who seek nature in splendid isolation.
Last Updated: 22 February 2018
Central Asia is home to five countries all previously on the Silk Road. The Silk Road was an ancient trading route the focal point of trade between the China, India and Arabia. The merchant cities that formed part of the route acquired great wealth at the time. Today, in some areas, the ruins of ancient abandoned cities, fortresses and splendid Mosques lie abandoned in the desert sands, bearing mute witness to bygone wealth.