Silk Road, however it's traveled, it's not a joy ride, except for the imagination! The authorities want to transform Kashgar into the transport hub of old - opening up markets in Central Asia and beyond.
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…
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.
Top 10 Places to See in China ~ The Terracotta Army in Xian is an iconic heritage of the Chinese culture. A bequest from the first self-proclaimed leader of imperial China, Qin Shi Huang Di, the nine-thousand-statue army was to guard the Emperors tomb and ensure his journey to the afterlife. The figures are variable in height and role. Except people there are also horses statues.