Silk Road Tours
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Places to visit on our Silk Road Tours
Why take a Silk Road Tour?
It may have been named after the Chinese silk of course, but trade along the Silk Road also include salt, sugar, spices, ivory, jade, fur and other luxury goods. To call this trading route a road is a massive understatement as it is so much more than that.
The impact that the Silk Road has had on our modern Western civilisation is hard to imagine. Not only did merchandise flow along these routes but so did ideas, cultural identities and knowledge.
Rather than go into the vast history of travel along the Silk Road, we thought that it may be useful to suggest some reading to brush up on your ‘Silk Road knowledge’. Below are some of the must read books that we think will enhance your understanding of the countries and people that you may meet on one of our small group tours along the Silk Road.
The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan – A detailed, sweeping book and as good as you would expect from the Professor of Global History at Oxford University.
Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes by Susan Whitfield – ‘Silk Roads is a book to experience rather than read beautiful, fascinating simultaneously erudite and accessible’ –Asian Review of Books
Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris – Simple, adventure travel and exploration on two wheels, along one of the world’s oldest and most evocative trade routes.
Foreign Devils on the Silk Road: The Search for the Lost Treasures of Central Asia by Peter Hopkirk – A fascinating insight in to the explorers and treasure hunters of the late 19th century as they ‘explore’ the Silk Road.