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The Silk Road was an extensive network of ancient trade routes stretching from China to Mediterranean that have long stirred the imagination with tales of camel caravans and swashbuckling adventurers. The cities and empires along the route, including India, Persia and Arabia became fabulously wealthy and have left us with a rich cultural heritage to explore on a Silk Road tour.

Silk Road holidays today follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo and Genghis Khan, travelling through extraordinary landscapes and through the legendary towns and cities that once thrived and are now full of rich history. Silk Road icons like Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva boast grand extraordinarily beautiful architecture but you may be just as beguiled by the bustling bazaars or lonely caravanserai and remote hilltop forts that dot the region.

A more recent history of Soviet occupation and recent oil wealth have also added to an already beguiling mix and it’s fair to say there is nowhere on earth like it.

The landscapes are starkly beautiful, ranging from vast rolling dune deserts to pristine mountain lakes, and provide a suitably romantic backdrop for your Silk Road adventure.

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Things To See In The Silk Road

No trip to The Silk Road would be complete without seeing one of the wonders listed below.

  • Samarkand

    Samarkand

    Samarkand was a city of legend and wonder along the Golden Road home to the finest builders, craftsmen and philosophers.
  • Bukhara

    Bukhara

    Central Asia's holiest city, Bukhara, has a long history spanning 2,500 years.
  • Khiva

    Khiva

    The old capital of the Timurid Empire and pivot of the khanate for centuries
  • Bishkek

    Bishkek

    A city of wide boulevards and marble-faced public buildings combined with numerous Soviet-style apartment blocks.
  • The Registan

    The Registan

    A majestic square at the heart of Samarkand, lined on three sides by the exquisite, turquoise-tiled facades of three madrasahs
  • Khujand

    Khujand

    One of Central Asia's oldest cities with a relaxing atmosphere, enhanced by lush parks and beautiful boulevards.
  • Lyabi-Hauz

    Lyabi-Hauz

    Bukhara's characterful Lyabi-Hauz is a plaza constructed in 1620 around a large pool with fabulous buildings on three sides
  • Kalyan Minaret

    Kalyan Minaret

    This soaring 46-metre-high minaret dominates the historical heart of Buhkara and can be seen from all over the city.
  • Tash Rabat Caravanserai

    Tash Rabat Caravanserai

    Beautifully located and well-preserved 15th century caravanserai set among sweeping meadows and scree covered mountains,
  • Big Almaty Lake

    Big Almaty Lake

    Take in the serene beauty of the most famous lake in Kazakhstan.
  • Issyk Kul

    Issyk Kul

    One of the largest lakes in the world, measuring surrounded by the snow-capped peaks.
  • Iskanderkul

    Iskanderkul

    Startling turquoise high altitude lake surrounded by rocky peaks with mythical connections to Alexander the Great.
  • Karakol

    Karakol

    Culturally rich gateway to the scenic Tian Shan mountains with a renowned animal market.

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The Silk Road offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

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The Silk Road at a Glance

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