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

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

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.

Kashgar Silk Road  2012 - "Opportunities here are priceless," says Zhang Yunjian, a spokesman for Gangzhou New City project in Kashgar. "That's why you see so many investors coming to the city to start businesses."  Currently the largest construction project underway in Kashgar, development is will house 100,000 people & have a shopping complex along with recreational facilities.

Kashgar Silk Road 2012 - "Opportunities here are priceless," says Zhang Yunjian, a spokesman for Gangzhou New City project in Kashgar. "That's why you see so many investors coming to the city to start businesses." Currently the largest construction project underway in Kashgar, development is will house 100,000 people & have a shopping complex along with recreational facilities.

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

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…

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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