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Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road II
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Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road II

Important as relay stations on the Silk Road between China, Iran and Rome, these ancient caravan kingdoms were also stages on the route of Buddhist pilgrims such as Xuanzang from China to Afghanistan and India. On his outward journey Xuanzang stopped at Hami, Turfan, Kharashahr, Kucha and Aksu on the northern Silk Road. At each of these oases he would visit with kings, replenish his caravan with ho...

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Silk Road Travel Story From Our US Client Liz
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Silk Road Travel Story From Our US Client Liz

Hello to my dear family and friends, I am sorry I havent sent an update until today. We have spent 3 days in the desert with little or no internet access. Thankfully the Taklamakan desert was not nearly as hot as the two other deserts we tr...

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Silk Road Travel: Following the steps of Marco Polo
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Silk Road Travel: Following the steps of Marco Polo

From the ancient oasis towns of Central Asia, we retraced the epic journeys travelled along the Silk Road through desolate mountains and deserts, through busy bazaars and crumbling mud-brick towns. Along the way, we followed the footsteps made by camel ca...

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Dragon Boat Festival
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Dragon Boat Festival

Date:Date: 5th day of the 5th lunar month Activities:Dragon Boat races and eating Zong Zi (pyramid shaped rice wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves The Dragon Boat Festival, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month, has had a history of more than 2,000 years. It is...

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Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road I
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Xuanzang: A Buddhist Pilgrim on the Silk Road I

Xuanzang, a seventh century Buddhist pilgrim, made a historic pilgrimage to India along the Silk Road, one of the longest and oldest trade routes known to mankind. Along with silk and less glamorous articles of trade, the great trans-Asian roads carried i...

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Silk Road Travel Story from our client Liz & Christy (US
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Silk Road Travel Story from our client Liz & Christy (US

Hello to my dear family and friends,I am sorry I haven't sent an update until today. We have spent 3 days in the desert with little or no internet access. Thankfully the Taklamakan desert was not nearly as hot as the two other deserts we traveled in Turk...

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Folk performance in Xinjiang
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Folk performance in Xinjiang

Photo taken on March 29 shows a folk performance named "Mashraf" in Yaer Village, in Turpan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Ugyur Autonomous Region. Hundreds of folk actors perform songs and dances which were popular among local people. Ph...

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Ancient Buddhist temple found in Taklimakan Desert
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Ancient Buddhist temple found in Taklimakan Desert

The ruins of a Buddhist temple dating back 1,500 years ago have been discovered in China's largest desert, offering valuable research material for historians studying Buddhism's spread from India to China.The temple's main hall, with a rare structure ...

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