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Some of the countries on the legendary Silk Road route are already represented by Tripatini groups, but not all, and there's no group yet covering this entire amazing route across Central Asia from China to the Mediterranean. So here's one...

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Silk Road Info & Resources

Current countries which were on the historical Silk Road:

China
Egypt
India
Indonesia
Iran
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Mongolia
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Tibet (not independent; see China group)
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan

 

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Kazakhstan, the rough diamond

Straddling two time zones and four climate zones, Central Asia's…Continue

Started by Tripatini Jan 16, 2018.

Detained by the police in Kyrgyzstan!

Osh Bazaar was a hive of activity. Endless arrays of fruit and vegetables, clothes and mops,…Continue

Started by Tripatini Aug 22, 2013.

some one can show me the map of Silk Road please? 5 Replies

I would research about the silk road. Could you should me which country now included in the former SR?history of SR, some famous story about SR?Thanks so much for your help?Continue

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Started by canwegattogether. Last reply by canwegattogether May 3, 2011.

Voices of Centuries Tour Package (+ India) from UzbekTraveller

Starts:Wednesday April 27, 2011, 08:00AM UZTEnds:Thursday May 12, 2011, 05:00PM UZTEvent Type:OtherLocation:Uzbekistan - IndiaPrice:1600Website:…Continue

Tags: Khiva, Bukhara, Delhi, Amritsah, advanture

Started by Khusanov Davron Apr 14, 2011.

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Comment by Armenia - Princess Maneh Tours on May 30, 2012 at 3:46am

I think the Silk Road map as well as the list of countries on top of the page lacks some major "player" countries of the time - Armenia and Georgia in particular. If you need more info, please do not hesitate to let me know. Cheers

Comment by Tripatini on May 29, 2012 at 12:40pm

Can anyone help a fellow Tripatini member with a question about driving through Kazakhstan? If so, please respond not on this wall but at this link to our Ask A Travel Pro forum.

Comment by Buzzy Gordon on June 4, 2011 at 8:07pm
I am surprised Turkey is not on the list of countries here. Constantinople (Istanbul) was one of the most important European destinations for the trade from the East, as even the map above indicates; and it was reached by a land route from Persia, primarily via Syria -- which must also be added to the list, since its seaports as well were transshipment points on the final leg of the Silk Road.
Comment by Iman Rahim on June 1, 2011 at 7:25am

Great stuff Sarah Keep it up.

Ciao from Victoria

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Comment by Farkhod K on May 19, 2011 at 2:17am
Comment by Maz Livingston on November 23, 2010 at 2:41pm
Hello Sarah,
I spent time in Tajikistan this summer and highly recommend the you visit there. We stayed in homes, camping out in the family room and enjoyed the company and food of the locals. There is very little tourism and people benefit directly from your visit. I'd hurry back in an instant. You may wish to look into small hotels and home stays operated by the Aga Khan foundation.
I work in the travel industry and also recommend a couple of Silk Road tours that we operate:

http://www.exploreworldwide.com/holidays/details/golden-road-to-sam...

and

http://www.exploreworldwide.com/holidays/details/tashkent-to-tehran...

We have others too. I think an ideal trip is a mixture of independent travel together with a few small group adventures thrown in so that you can relax and let someone else do the planning once in a while.
Bon Voyage!
Comment by Sarah Irving on July 13, 2010 at 8:30am
Discovered: a UK-Australia overland all-the-way bus trip which includes the Silk Road: http://overlanding.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/oz-bus-has-competition/
Comment by Mahmood M Poonja on July 5, 2010 at 2:26am
The Khunjerab Pass,the highest border crossing in the world (between Pakistan and China) opened in May of 1986. The crossing is an experience in majestic mountain scenery and a culture that has by and large remained intact. This portion of the Silk Road has been amongst the most attractive. Via the Khunjerab Pass the Shangri-la region of Pakistan is now connected to other Central Asia countries including Western China (Xinjiang), Kyrghyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
Comment by tour-pakistan on June 29, 2010 at 11:18am
Sara, You are most welcome if you ever need of any information from Tashguran - entire pakistan, I shall be glad to provide you ground information...
Comment by Sarah Irving on June 29, 2010 at 10:14am
One of the main reasons I set this group up is that next summer, I will be travelling overland from Australia back to the UK, possibly along a Silk Road route. I'm blogging both the planning and actual travel experience at http://overlanding.wordpress.com/, and all comments and advice are most welcome...
 

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