By John Noble, Mark Elliott, Bradley Mayhew, Tom Masters
With its medieval blue-domed towns, kinetic bazaars and distant yurtstays, imperative Asia encapsulates the romance of the Silk highway like nowhere else.
Lonely Planet gets you to the guts of crucial Asia, with awesome trip studies and the simplest making plans advice:
- inspirational pictures, most sensible making plans suggestion, neighborhood secrets and techniques, best attractions in complete aspect and proposals from our expert
- making plans gains and most sensible itineraries that will help you plan the ideal trip
- neighborhood secrets and techniques and hidden shuttle gemstones that would make your journey unique
- plus visa & enable details, actions, community-based tourism and the Silk Road
Coverage comprises: making plans chapters, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, comprehend and Survival chapters
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As the gourd dries, the skin turns dark brown. The Huetar of the Puriscal region still practice the ancient Festival of the Corn but in many other aspects have been integrated into mainstream society. Ulú (healing cane) used by shamans The Cabécar live in the Talamanca-Cabécar Reserve (see p225) and today consist of about 5,000 individuals. Shamanic rituals remain an integral part of Cabécar culture. The Guaymí of southwest Costa Rica retain a strong cultural identity, including the Guaymí language.
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They welcome visits to the Reserva Indígena KeköLdi (see p225), where some Bribri continue to live in traditional huts. Huts are thatched to the ground. The Guatuso/Maleku retain their language and customs. They are known for bark cloth (mastate) painted with the fingertips. Carved and painted gourds, called jícara by the Bribri, are used as vessels and objects of decoration by most indigenous groups. Pictured here is a Bribri jícara. Motifs depict natural elements. To preserve tribal identity, names of the elements are carved in traditional languages as well as in Spanish.