The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean.
The Silk Road is a historically important international trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Because China silk comprised a large proportion of the trade along this ancient road, in 1877, it was named the 'Silk Road' by Ferdinand von Richthofen, an eminent German geographer.
It is now included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO. 33 historical sites are along the road in total and 22 of them distribute in Shaanxi, Henan, Gansu and Xinjiang of China.
The road is not only an ancient international trade route, but also a splendid cultural bridge liking the cultures of China, India, Persia, Arabia, Greek and Rome. The Four Great Inventions of China and religions of the West were introduced into their counterparts. The scenery and sights along the Silk Road are spectacular and intriguing.
There are wellknown Mogao Caves in Dunhuang, the bustling Sunday Bazaar in Kashgar and exoticcustoms in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and more. Credit to Travelchinaguide
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