Tracing the footsteps of the ancient silk road traders - Xinjiang, Kyrgyzstan

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When people talk about Silk Road, what is the first thing that comes into your mind? For me it has always been the bazaars with lots of people from around the world coming together to trade for goods. Fortunately, the Old City of Kashgar, a 2000 years old important silk road city has remained relatively unchanged. Join me in discovering the silk road, from the bazaars to the nomads of Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang Kashgar.

Visit Kashgar in western China, a 2000 years city that has remained relatively unchanged until the last 10 years Visit Karakul Lake, well-known for its beautiful scenery and its reflection See Shipton's arch, the tallest natural arch in the world (twice as high as MBS) that was discovered only in 1947 See Tash Rabat Caravanserai, a stone castle built along the silk road in the 14th century located at 3200m Explore Son Kul Lake, the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situ...read more (http://www.threeplaygrounds.com/adventure/tracing-the-footsteps-of-the-ancient-silk-road-traders-xinjiang-kyrgyzstan/501?utm_source=meetup&utm_campaign=meetupteaser)