Travel the Silk Road: Countries to Discover Along the Journey; Darren Yeoh; TripZilla

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China – Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor

Follow the footsteps of merchants, traders and Marco Polo along the Silk Road: a network of trade routes that connected the East and West for centuries.

I think it’s safe to say that for most of us here, the term “Silk Road” evokes many re-imaginings of a romantic era of trade filled with horse-drawn caravans, precious jade and spices (and silk!), and many historical figures such as Marco Polo and Kubla Khan.

But despite its popularised name, the Silk Road is not an untamed, exotic high road passing through myth-laden valleys and villages. Instead, it’s a network of trade routes over both land and sea (across the Pacific Ocean) connecting China to Central Asia, and to some extent, Africa and Europe. Kinda like this:

Now, I know what you’re thinking:

You’re an avid traveller longing to explore the world and all its wonders and, reading this, suddenly a light bulb goes -ding- over your head as you exclaim, “I’ll travel through the entirety of the Silk Road and see all the countries along it!” #TravelGoals #UltimateTravelBucketList

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