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Jp 51 52 The publication of this brochure was prepared by the World Tourism Organization in cooperation with the governments of the Silk Road countries. It was supervised by the UNW TO Regional Representation for Europe and the UNWTO Press and Communications Department. The brochure was edited by Mr. Benjamin Jones, designed by Ms. Eril Wiehahn (Design Tank) and printed by Graforama, Madrid. org The World Tourism Organization, a United Nations specialized agency, is the leading international organization in the field of tourism.
Wildlife spotters will delight in seeing the endangered Argali wild mountain sheep in the Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve as well as fox, gazelle and deer. Hunting and Fishing For anglers, Mongolia is a prime fishing ground for lenok, Siberian white fish, Siberian grayling and taimen, a type of trout known as the “King of the Rivers” and one of the largest freshwater fish on earth. PAKISTAN Mongolia Natural Sites Stretching from the Arabian Sea in the south to the Himalayas in the north, Pakistan is a huge country with a wide variety of landscapes and 14 national parks, as well as wildlife sanctuaries, game reserves and protected wetlands.
This rich tapestry of fascinating traditions include lifestyles, folk practices and beliefs, crafts and cuisine which modern-day visitors can also enjoy through the warm and welcoming hospitality of their Silk Road hosts. ARMENIA Traditions and Culture Armenians and tourists gather each September in the capital Yerevan for the three-day Kenats Festival which salutes the country’s wine, food, music, arts and crafts. Crafts One of Armenia’s oldest crafts, which dates back at least to the 9th century, is the carving of stone crosses or “katchkars”.