Highlights on the Silk Route:
Remote and exotic regions of China and Central Asia unfold before you along an ancient trading route. The route is made up several trails from China to Europe.
The ancient trade routes between Europe and the Far East have been used for many centuries.
The famous Silk Road, once linking China with Europe, is in fact not one road, but a number of different routes depending on the season and local conditions.
The modern Karakoram Highway crosses the Khunjerab Pass, one of the chief routes over the Himalayas between Jammu, Kashmir and China.
At the Thousand Buddha Caves near Dunhuang, you can see superb frescoes and sculptures that were created over a period of 1,100 years.
The Silk Road: Thousand Buddha Caves near Dunhuang
Don’t miss the terra-cotta warriors of Xi’an, the fabulous buried army of the first Chinese emperor.
“The Silk Roads: A New History of the World “Far more than a history of the Silk Roads, this book is truly a revelatory new history of the world, promising to destabilize notions of where we come from and where we are headed next.
It is possible to visit many ancient sites associated with the Silk Road and package tours are available linking many of these places.
Kashgar has a vibrant Sunday market and notable Islamic sites, including the Tomb of Abakh Khoja and ID Kah Mosque, China’s largest.
Samarqand’s beautiful Islamic architecture includes the Registan Square, flanked by a trio of Islamic religious colleges, and Tamerlane’s tomb. The city has some of the finest ceramic art.
The Silk Road: Samarkand’s beautiful Islamic architecture