Get lost in history
The history of the Silk Road is a fascinating and multi-faceted tale which, as you begin to discover it more, will all at once explain the mystery of the myth-laden high road, but inspire more questions from you too. When you think about it literally, the Silk Road was the world’s first international commercial highway; it connected the Eastern and Western worlds in a vast trading network that lasted for centuries - that’s a whole lot of history. But the history goes way beyond a geographical context, or even that associated with the notion of business and a tour of the Silk Road allows visitors to really grasp the mindset of the world at the time: how did the Chinese manage to keep silk an absolute state secret for so long? And why was the West so utterly enraptured with the fabric when they encountered it? Everything about the Silk Road, it’s beginning, expansion, and the stories of the people that expanded it will grip history buffs and enchant those that might not have known they had an interest.