Follow the trail of 19th century British and Russian adventurers and undercover agents as they played out what is now called the “Great Game,” the struggle to gain access to and control over the passes between China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Travel up and over the majestic Pamir Mountains, newly accessible after decades of isolation, on this journey through the busy cities, secluded villages and remote ravines of Western China, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Browse the unparalleled Kashgar Sunday Market, Western China’s most exciting bazaar, and drive over magnificent Torugart Pass into the green pastures of Kyrgyzstan. Survey the Fergana Valley from UNESCO listed Suleiman’s Throne in Osh, Kyrgyzstan’s second city. Enter rarely-visited Tajikistan, at the heart of the Silk Road, on the dramatic Pamir Highway, appreciating the commanding views and wild beauty of Tajikistan, a nation rich in ancient cultures now at the cusp of a new era. See for yourself the daily lives of people in this isolated and rarely-visited corner of the world; a place where great powers have often been outwitted.
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