"Though the journey is not easy, loved one's will take our hand, to guide us in life's journey, with our footprints in the sand..." - R N Cook
|(The map of the Old Silk Road)|
Xi’an, Lanzhou, Dun Huang, Hami, Turpan, Urumchi, Kashgar
(22 May -2 June 2013)
The Silk Road is a historical network of interlinking trade routes across the Afro-Eurasian landmass that connected East, South, and Western Asia with the Mediterranean and European world, as well as parts of North and East Africa. Extending 6,500 km, the Silk Road gets its name from the lucrative Chinese silk trade along it, which began during the Han Dynasty.
The Silk Road is the world's most ancient commercial artery, and it ran across the countries of the known world. Today, oasis towns, tranquil lakes, snow capped mountains, Buddhist caves, and remnants of ancient cities add allure to this wilderness.
I have done my part in tracing the Ancient Silk Road. In 2009 - Bukhora, Samarkand and Taskent, in 2011- Amman, Jerusalem and Damascus, and in 2013 - Kashgar, Turpan, Hami, Dun Huang, Lanzhou and Xi'an.
Alhamdulillah... Already, I am thinking of my next trip...