Silk Road

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Silk Road

 (sĭlk)
An ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean Sea extending some 6,400 km (4,000 mi) and linking China with the Roman Empire. Marco Polo followed the route on his journey to Cathay.
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Noun1.Silk Road - an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles)Silk Road - an ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean (4,000 miles); followed by Marco Polo in the 13th century to reach Cathay
Gansu, Gansu province, Kansu - a province in north-central China; formerly part of the Silk Road to Turkistan and India and Persia
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Guests will be transported on a journey to exotic destinations along the Silk Route, which stretches from the Far East to Europe.
He was of the view that the spread of Buddhism and its art as well as culture from these regions to China along the Silk Route had a lasting impact on Asian and world history.
The city's strategically located deep-sea port is ready to offer riches of the Silk Route to those who wish to align with the Middle Kingdom.
Abbottabad -- Intermittent torrential rains were continuing for the last three consecutive days in all over the Hazara Division due to which the silk route was expressing glimpse of lakes at various scattered places of the Abbottabad city, known as divisional headquarter of Hazara region also.
As part of the CPEC and by extension, that of the silk route initiative, Gwadar holds pivotal importance.
The emergence of Byzantine and Ottoman Empires further deteriorated the Silk Route. The European mercantilism and Ottoman response separated the European continent from Silk Route.
"The Silk route converged in Peshawar, where traders from different ethnicities would do business."He also emphasised the importance of history and culture of the Chinese language.
The official said new road would be an all-weather road and would also provide an alternative route to CPEC during the winter season when the Silk route is closed due to snowfall.
After the closure of the Silk Route, most of the camels were let off into the wild.
This friendship was started through what is historically called the Silk Route. Starting from the times of the Han dynasty (207 BCE - 220 CE) to the contemporary times China has been connected through its trade links with the West and the East including the Indo-Pakistan Subcontinent.
Nothing much is known about these people - who were they and why did they risk their lives along the Silk Route?
Currently, we're on the southern branch of the Silk Route, which started even before we entered China.