Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas. In the 9th and 10th centuries, it was the region’s religious and cultural heart, hosting the famed philosopher-scientist Avicenna as well as the Persian poets Firdausi and Rudaki. UZBEKISTAN

Bukhara is a city on the historic Silk Road, situated between Samarkand and Khiva, the 2 other gems of Uzbekistan. Bukhara is central Asia’s holiest city and was once home to more than 300 mosques and 100 medressas.

Jiayuguan Fort, silk road, Gansu Province, China

Great Wall of China / Jiayuguan Fortress century); at the west end of the Great Wall of China, near the city of Jiayuguan in Gansu province. it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall.

TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD - Three months ago, I took a 2.5 month trip through the Silk Road, a ancient network of trade routes, starting from China, I went through Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and finally Turkmenistan and it was honestly the most unforgettable trip I have ever had traveling. The rawness of the hospitality and kindness was beyond any words that I can describe. By Sophia Kim for WeAreTravelGirls.com

CONQUERING STIGMAS: TRAVELLING SOLO THROUGH THE SILK ROAD

As a women travelling solo through the Silk Road carries some stigmas. In this post we share the positive experiences of a 2 month trip here.

Великий Шелковый Путь!!! Грандиозный торговый маршрут, который соединил Восток и Запад. Он стал причиной возникновения множества уникальных городов, исторических памятников, обычаев и даже государств. Путь из Европы в Азию до II в. до н.э обрывался у границ Китая. Древнейшую китайскую цивилизацию от остального мира скрывали горные системы Азии – Тянь-Шань, Кунь-Лунь, Каракорум, Гиндукуш, Гималаи. Но во II веке до н.э.

INDIA: The great silk road: Spices.this is here everyday, but when you see it for the first time it's like a work of art that went unsigned.and pics.

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with tas far as Rome.

The Silk Road was a vast system of trade routes that connected China with India, Persia and as far as Rome.

Colours of the silk road, S hah-i-Zinda Necropolis , Samarkand, Uzbekistan

boho-ism: “ Colours of the silk road, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Samarkand, Uzbekistan (by Fulvio).

Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan

Travel: Step Out on the Silk Road

Robert Preston Photography Alamy Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Samarkand, Uzbekistan as…

Kashgar - this brings back happy memories.  Love the silk road. Wondering how much it has changed since I was there.

Visited Kashgar twice. Such an awesome place! It's on Marco Polo's Silk Route and the site of a fascinating weekly market.

Palmyra was once a part of the vast Roman Empire and one of the richest cities in the Near East. Some say the city dates back to the times of King SolomonThe transfer of goods and knowledge flowed along the Silk Road from the depths of Asia Minor to the Mediterranean ports, and the city's strength was founded on both its strategic location and the taxes demanded of all who wished to travel safely across her domains.

The Ruins of Palmyra, a World Heritage site in Syria, closed by ISIS forces today who have plans to destroy the site.

People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

Amazing: A dreamfunder gap year option maybe? People of the Great Silk Road, Kyrgyzstan - Earth Cultures

Wouldn't it be fun to go for a ride? ;-)

“mordmardok: “ Flaming Mountains, the Silk Road ” Silk road limousine service ”

Silk Road revival, Lau Ka-Kuen, South China Morning Post

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INFOGRAPHIC: Silk road revival – how the ancient route is enhancing China's trade ties

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