Along the Silk Road

The ancient Silk Road was a trail and melting pot for different cultures, religion and trade centuries ago. The Silk Road at first served for the export of Chinese silk to Europe. Later it was followed by myrrh and incense, jasmine water and amber, cardamom and nutmeg, ginseng and python bile, carpets and linens, dyes and mineral raw materials, diamonds and jasper, amber and corals, ivory and "fish tusks", ingots of silver and gold, furs and coins, bows and arrows, swords and spears and many others. Many do not know that Kazakhstan played an important role in the Silk Road. The main route of the Great Silk Road ran through the south of the country, from the Chinese border, trade caravans moved through the cities of Sayram, Yassy, Otyrar, Taraz further to Central Asia, Persia, the Caucasus and from there to Europe. Cities as old as several thousand years in the South of Kazakhstan that once were major points of the Silk Road are still existing today.

  

Is it all left in the past and Silk Road is just part of history? Not really! A billion dollar initiative was started by the Chinese government to rebuild the Silk Road, where it will go through Kazakhstan to Europe. World-class highway connecting China with Europe passes dominant part of Kazakhstan, just like Silk Road Caravans did once in the past is about to be finished.

Come and relive the ancient Silk Road with a modern twist today.