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

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

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 tas far as Rome.

In 1145, the city of Merv (in what is today Turkmenistan) may have been the World's largest, with a population of just two hundred thousand.  Merv was an important oasis on the Silk Road in Central Asia, and had already been established under the Persian Empire.  By the 1100s, China was undergoing a period of war so that its former million-person city of Kaifeng was quickly shrinking away, and Merv may have overtaken it.  Today, Merv's important cultural history makes it a World Heritage…

In 1145, the city of Merv (in what is today Turkmenistan) may have been the World's largest, with a population of just two hundred thousand. Merv was an important oasis on the Silk Road in Central Asia, and had already been established under the Persian Empire. By the 1100s, China was undergoing a period of war so that its former million-person city of Kaifeng was quickly shrinking away, and Merv may have overtaken it. Today, Merv's important cultural history makes it a World Heritage…

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: World History #9

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade: World History

Mongols China and the Silk Road: Xinhua launches campaign to protect Silk Road heritage

Mongols China and the Silk Road: Xinhua launches campaign to protect Silk Road heritage

Along the Silk Road- Kashgar, Turpan, Urumqi. So want to travel along the Silk Road.

Along the Silk Road- Kashgar, Turpan, Urumqi. So want to travel along the Silk Road.

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