July 11th, 2010
The Silk Road-even the name sounds romantic, doesn't it? The Silk Road connected China with the West and provided a vital distribution route for ideas, culture and materials goods like silk. Even today, many of the major stops along the Silk Road are vibrant and interesting tourist destinations.
If you want to tour the Silk Road, the first step is determining which route to follow. There were actually two main land routes. The northern one led from China to the western boundary of the Roman Empire or to Iraq. The southern route led from China to the Levant in Syria or to Alexandria in Egypt.
After you decide on a route and book your travel, the next step is to secure the necessary travel documents. To help you out, here's a list of countries that you might travel as part of a Silk
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