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Map Town is your source for travel guides and phrase books on Asia. We carry in excess of 100 books about Asia and many of them cover multiple countries. Asia can seem very different to the western traveler with what appears to be hard-line politics and cultures entrenched by tradition. Travelers are advised to be well informed before venturing to Asia.

Asia is the largest continent in the world and probably the most diverse and interesting. With the opening of China and Vietnam virtually all of Asia is available to today's traveler, from the highest peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-warmed beaches of Thailand to the northern barrens of Russia and back to the warmth of southern India.Buy an Asia book or travel guide to ensure you get the most out of your holiday.
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Goa and Mumbai Lonely Planet Explore The Great Wall Bulgaria Lonely Planet
Goa and Mumbai
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Bulgaria
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Colourful and colliding, spiritual and soothing, crammed with deserted beaches, yogic bliss and heady nightlife. Goa is many things to many people, but everyone agrees there’s nowhere on earth quite like it. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Mumbai (Bombay), Anjuna, North Goa, Panaji, Central Goa, Palolem, South Goa, Understand and Survival chapters. The Great Wall of China is the largest construction on earth, but myths about it are more widely known about it than facts. The best way to appreciate it is to explore it on foot. This book focuses on the most rewarding and accessible sections of the Wall, dating from the Min Dynasty (1368-1644).

This is the essential guide for hikers. Includes a fold out map showing the great wall in two panels with an inset of Beijing, summaries of distances & terrain, local history and travel information.
Bulgaria won't remain off the beaten track for long. Black Sea beaches, forests inhabited by bears and lynx, multicoloured monasteries filled with fabulous icons, impossibly pretty timber-framed villages - not to mention dynamic, cosmopolitan Sofia with its lovely parks, sociable alfresco bars and fascinating museums.
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Rajasthan, Delhi & Agra
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Belarus
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Iran
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There's only one way to sum up this attraction-packed region of India: all killer, no filler. Take your pick from timeless sights like the Taj Mahal, the milky-white city of Udaipur, Delhi's manic medieval bazaars or the Pushkar Camel Fair. Overwhelmed? Escape the crowds and head for the desert.. Belarus is perhaps the most inaccessible, unknown and misunderstood country in Europe. This new guide - the first to focus on the Republic of Belarus - therefore offers a rare opportunity to study a country and its people as they really are, before the rest of the world catches on. Anyone with an interest in history and sociology will be fascinated by the continuation of traditional rural pastimes and industries; there are also vast areas of marshes, lakes and rivers, which are of particular appeal to ecologists and environmentalists. If travel is most rewarding when it surprises, then Iran might be the most rewarding destination on Earth. If you fancy travelling somewhere neither East nor West, and exotic and fascinating, read on...
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Kazakhstan
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Uzbekistan
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Breathtaking natural beauty, deeply hospitable people, quaint rural backwaters and cosmopolitan capitals make the South Caucasus region a thrilling, offbeat discovery. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Visit in May and find the slopes of the Tian Shan carpeted with tulips, base yourself in cosmopolitan Almaty and daytrip to the nearby mountains and or sample a glass of kumiss at a Kazakh dastarkhan. Now updated with more detail, Kazakhstan provides in-depth explanation of the rich and unique Kazakh traditions and nomadic heritage. The most comprehensive guide available, it's invaluable for anyone visiting or living in Kazakhstan. This is the most detailed guide to Central Asia's most populous country and the heart of the historic Silk Road. Strikingly beautiful yet little understood, Uzbekistan finally has a guide to inspire independent travelling, with all the in-depth practical information required, highlighting epic landscapes through to awe-inspiring architecture.
Tajikistan Bradt Travel Guide Hong Kong and Macau Lonely Planet Guide Book. This city of soaring towers, ancient rituals and action movies has a vibrant cultural scene born from the eclectic influences of its Chinese roots, colonial connections, and home-grown talent. Coverage Include Secret Tokyo Guide Book. A building that acts as a giant firewall, a secret city center canyon, a statue that cures warts, ultra-modern designer toilets, an extraordinary tree that helps you quit smoking, an electronic sunflower, a spectacular modern temp
Tajikistan
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Secret Tokyo Guide Book
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Tajikistan is Central Asia's smallest and least understood country. Epic mountain landscapes, glacial lakes and the mighty Oxus River encircle ancient Buddhist sites, Silk Road trading posts, medieval shrines and planned Soviet cities. Hong Kong and Macau Lonely Planet Guide Book. Includes a pull out city map of Hong Kong. This city of soaring towers, ancient rituals and action movies has a vibrant cultural scene born from the eclectic influences of its Chinese roots, colonial connections, and home-grown talent. Coverage Includes: Planning chapters, Central, The Peak, the Northwest, Wan Chai, the Northeast, Aberdeen, the South, Kowloon, New Territories, Outlying Islands, Day Trips from Hong Kong, Macau, Understanding Hong Kong, where to eat and shop, along with Survival chapters. Secret Tokyo Guide Book. A building that acts as a giant firewall, a secret city center canyon, a statue that cures warts, ultra-modern designer toilets, an extraordinary tree that helps you quit smoking, an electronic sunflower, a spectacular modern temple hidden in the heart of Shinjuku, a street that gives Tokyo taxi drivers nightmares, a massive building that looks like a warship, forgotten rivers.

Far from the crowds and the usual clichés, Tokyo swings between modernity and tradition, preservation of its heritage, sophisticated aestheticism and eccentricity, offering countless off-beat experiences. The Japanese capital is home to any number of well-hidden treasures that are revealed only to residents and travelers who find their way off the beaten track.
St Petersburg Travel Guide - Lonely Planet. Planning chapters, Historic Heart, Smolny & Vosstaniya, Sennaya & Kolomna, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrograd & Vyborg Sides, Understand & Survive chapters. Includes a pull out map of St Petersburg. St Petersburg sti Moscow Travel Guide - Lonely Planet. Planning chapters, Kremlin & Kitay Gorod, Tverskoy, Presnya, Arbat & Khamovniki, Zamoskvorechie, Basmanny & Taganka, Dorogomilovo & Sparrow Hills, Understand & Survive chapters. Includes a pull out map of Moscow. Kyoto Travel Guide and Map - Lonely Planet. Kyoto is old Japan writ large with quiet temples, sublime gardens, colorful shrines and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Kyoto, with amazing travel experiences and
St Petersburg Travel Guide - Lonely Planet. Built on a swamp, the imperial capital is today a dazzling metropolis whose sheer grandeur never fails to amaze. Despite all that history has thrown at it, St Petersburg still feels every bit an imperial capital, a city largely frozen in time. Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Historic Heart, Smolny & Vosstaniya, Sennaya & Kolomna, Vasilyevsky Island, Petrograd & Vyborg Sides, Understand & Survive chapters. Includes a pull out map of St Petersburg. Moscow Lonely Planet Travel Guide.  During any season, any hour of day, Moscow thrills visitors with its artistry, history and majesty. Moscow is experiencing a burst of creative energy, evident in all aspects of contemporary culture. Prepare yourself for a distinctively Russian cauldron of artistry and history, nightclubs and vibrant street life. Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Kremlin & Kitay Gorod, Tverskoy, Presnya, Arbat & Khamovniki, Zamoskvorechie, Basmanny & Taganka, Dorogomilovo & Sparrow Hills, Understand & Survive chapters. Includes a pull out map of Moscow. Kyoto is old Japan writ large: quiet temples, sublime gardens, colourful shrines and geisha scurrying to secret liaisons.
Beijing Lonely Planet Tokyo Travel Guide Book & Map. Covers the area of Marunouchi, Nihombashi, Tsukiji, Ginza, Roppongi, Ebisu, Meguro, Shibuya, Harajuku, Aoyama, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ueno, Asakusa, Odaiba, Shimo-Kitazawa, Korakuen, Yanaka, Nikko, Hakone, Hamakura, Mt Fuji an Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya -Travel Guide & Maps. Covers Kathmandu, Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang, Helambu, Eastern Nepal, Western Nepal and more. Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-da
Beijing
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It's the contrast between the distant past and the super-charged present that makes Běijīng so captivating. Traditional but ever-changing, no other city manages to be so timeless yet so contemporary. Tokyo has everything you can ask of a city, and has it in spades: a rich, cosmopolitan dining scene, more cafes and bars than you could visit in a lifetime, fantastic public transport and grassy parks – plus it’s clean and safe. Really, what's not to love? Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Tokyo, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you.
Eastern Europe Lonely Planet Guide Book Trans Siberian Railway Lonely Planet.  Features expanded coverage of Mongolia and China, to help make the most of the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian routes. It also includes coverage of a new route that has opened breathtaking vistas. Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide Book. Kyrgyzstan is firmly off the beaten track in Asia, but its breathtaking scenery, stunning wildlife and a living nomadic tradition offer much to tempt those with an adventurous spirit. Laurence Mitchell leads you to the best o
Eastern Europe
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From soaring mountains to golden sands, Eastern Europe reveals a tapestry of quaint and contemporary cultures – always with enough rough edges to keep you intrigued. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Eastern Europe, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. The Trans-Siberian routes are some of the greatest rail journeys of the world. Whichever one you choose, it’s a rewarding experience of changing landscapes and cultures, people and of life on the rails. The Lonely Planet Trans-Siberian Railway travel guide features expanded coverage of Mongolia and China, to help make the most of the Trans-Mongolian and Trans-Manchurian routes. It also includes coverage of a new route that has opened up between St Petersburg and Lake Baikal. Kyrgyzstan Travel Guide Book. Kyrgyzstan is firmly off the beaten track in Asia, but its breathtaking scenery, stunning wildlife and a living nomadic tradition offer much to tempt those with an adventurous spirit. Laurence Mitchell leads you to the best of Bishkek's bazaars, the beaches at Lake Issyk-Kul and the 5,000-year-old petroglyphs of Saimaluu-Tash. Whether you need information on organizing a homestay or tracking down the tastiest manti, Bradt's Kyrgyzstan is an essential travel companion.
Japan Michelin Green Travel Guide Book. The updated Green Guide Japan presents the country in all its diversity, from Tokyo's hyper-modern skyscrapers to Kyoto's shrines and temples and Nara's historic structures. Visit some of the country's sixteen UNESC South India and Kerala Lonely Planet -Get out into the wild jungles, bush and hills of South India, seek out magical beaches in the Andaman Islands or wander through ancient bazaars filled with intoxicating aromas in Mysuru. Taiwan Travel Guide Book with Maps. Coverage includes planning chapters, Taipei, Northern Taiwan, Taroko National Park, the East Coast, Yushan National Park, Western Taiwan, Southern Taiwan, Taiwans Islands, Understand and Survival chapters. With legacies
Japan Michelin Green Travel Guide Book. The updated Green Guide Japan presents the country in all its diversity, from Tokyo's hyper-modern skyscrapers to Kyoto's shrines and temples and Nara's historic structures. Visit some of the country's sixteen UNESCO World Heritage Sites, sample Japan's excellent cuisine, take advantage of its outdoor activities and plentiful hot springs. The background explanations and practical information allow for deeper understanding and easy travel, while Michelin's famed star-rating system, colorful maps and trusted advice ensure an enjoyable visit. Like a giant wedge plunging into the ocean, South India is the subcontinent’s steamy heartland – a lush contrast to the peaks and plains up north. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of South India & Kerala, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. With legacies as varied as its adventure landscape and spirited traditions thriving alongside the cream of Asian sophistication, Taiwan is a continent on one green island.
Mongolia Travel Guide & Map. With vast scenery, a hospitable nomadic culture, the legacy of Genghis Khan, rough-and-ready Mongolia remains one of the world's last great adventure destinations.Let the adventure begin. Ride a camel across the sun-scorched G Bhutan Travel guide Book with 37 Maps. Includes Thimphu, Paro Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Mongar Dzongkhag and more.Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture Shanghai Travel Guide Book with Maps. Coverage includes Plan Your Trip, The Bund & Peoples Square, Old Town, French Concession, Jingan, Pudong, Hongkou & North Shanghai, Xujiahui & South Shanghai, West Shanghai, Understand Shanghai and Survival Guide. Few
Let the adventure begin! Ride a camel across the sun-scorched Gobi, feast by moonlight at the bottomless lake of Uureg Nuur, and experience traditional archery and wrestling at the Naadam Festival. Escape to the ends of the earth in the footsteps of the first Mongol nomads. Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is the last great Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Bhutan, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice. Shanghai: few cities in the world evoke so much history, excess, glamour, mystique and exotic promise in name alone.
Tibet Travel Guide & Maps. Tibet Lonely Planet Guide. Go to Tibet and see many places, as much as you can; then tell the world. Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is Japan Travel Guide Book & Maps. Coverage Includes Tokyo, Mt Fuji, Nikko, Narita, Kamakura, Hakone, Nagoya, Gifu, Kanazawa, Nagano, Kyoto, Kansai, Hiroshima, Okayama, Osaka, Kobe, Nara, Matsue, Sapporo, Shikoku, Tokushima, Fukuoka, Okinawa and more. Conven Nepal Travel Guide & Map. Coverage Includes planning chapters, Kathmandu, Around the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara, The Terai & Mahabharat Range, Trekking Routes, Biking, Rafting, Kayaking, Understand and Survival Guide. Wedged between t
Tibet Travel Guide & Maps
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Tibet Travel Guide & Maps. Tibet Lonely Planet Guide.  Go to Tibet and see many places, as much as you can; then tell the world.  Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit.  This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip. Japan is truly timeless, a place where ancient traditions are fused with modern life as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Japan, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice.

Nepal Travel Guide & Map Book. Coverage Includes planning chapters, Kathmandu, Around the Kathmandu Valley, Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara, The Terai & Mahabharat Range, Trekking Routes, Biking, Rafting, Kayaking, Understand and Survival Guide. Wedged between the high Himalaya and the steamy Indian plains, Nepal is a land of snow peaks and Sherpas, yaks and yetis, monasteries and mantras.

Lonely Planet will get you to the heart of Nepal, with amazing travel experiences and the best planning advice:

  • Inspirational images, city walks and recommendations from our expert authors
  • Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip
  • Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique
  • Plus planning your trek, earthquakes feature, trekking routes and a biking & rafting chapter