The Chinese Silk Road Episode 1 The Journey Begins
Silk Road 2016 - Full Version
The Chinese New Silk Road Aerial - Xinjiang - The Journey Begins
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and West. It was central to cultural interaction between the regions for many centuries. The Silk Road refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting East Asia and Southeast Asia with East Africa, West Asia and Southern Europe.
The Silk Road derives its name from the lucrative trade in silk carried out along its length, beginning in the Han dynasty (207 BCE–220 CE). The Han dynasty expanded the Central Asian section of the trade routes around 114 BCE through the missions and explorations of the Chinese imperial envoy Zhang Qian. The Chinese took great interest in the safety of their trade products and extended the Great Wall of China to ensure the protection of the trade route.
Trade on the Road played a significant role in the development of the civilizations of China, Korea, Japan, India, Iran, Afghanistan, Europe, the Horn of Africa and Arabia, opening long-distance political and economic relations between the civilizations. Though silk was the major trade item exported from China, many other goods were traded, as well as religions, syncretic philosophies, sciences, and technologies. Diseases, most notably plague, also spread along the Silk Road. In addition to economic trade, the Silk Road was a route for cultural trade among the civilizations along its network.
Traders in ancient history included the Bactrians, Sogdians, Syrians, Jews, Arabs, Iranians, Turkmens, Chinese, Malays, Indians, Somalis, Greeks, Romans, Georgians, Armenians, and Azerbaijanis.
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Travel in China E02 My Journey on the Silk Road 游走中国 第二集 我的丝路
This is the 2nd episode of the documentary series Travel in China 游走中国 is a travel documentary that retraces the route taken by ancient Chinese people. The film crew drove along the ancient Silk Road from Xi’an to Tianshui, Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang and the Jiayu Pass. During the Han Dynasty (206 BCE-220 CE), Zhang Qian expanded the Road for imperial envoys and thus contributed to a giant leap in relations between China and countries in Central Asia. The production team traveled thousands of miles through the provinces of Shanxi and Gansu as well as the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, exploring the history of this ancient road and documenting its new look. This documentary examines a possible driving route for foreign visitors and serves as a promotional film for road trips in China.
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A tour of the Silk Road is truly a journey into the ancient history and diverse culture of China quite unlike any other. The range of attractions is quite unsurpassed.
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SILK ROAD - CHINA
HERE WE GO! This is a travel music video of my journey along China's epic Silk Road in December 2016. Please give it a thumbs up, share and subscribe!
Most of the footage is captured with a DJI Phantom Drone and the rest with either Canon DSLR or iPhone.
The route started in Lanzhou, Gansu province and then westwards to Urumqi mostly by high-speed train. The video loosely follows this route chronologically; so hopefully you'll enjoy being somewhat informed too! Any questions about these places, please ask.
---Lanzhou - One of China's largest cities
---Zhangye - Home to wetlands, plains, desert and mountains; we visited Binggou Canyon and Danxia rainbow mountains.
---Jiayuguan - site of the western most point of The Great Wall of China and Jiayuguan historic fort.
---Dunhuang - Here, the first spring - a crescent moon shaped oasis in the middle of a huge range of desert sand dunes.
---Turpan - Wine country! (Well, grapes).. and the epic flaming mountains, Turpan has one of the oldest underground irrigation systems which feeds water from the mountains to civilization.
---Urumqi - A huge sprawling city full of many ethnic minorities in China with very interesting food and a lot of police checks!
Obviously there were also a fair few small towns etc I don't know the name of. After this we went onto Georgia which will follow in a different video. Thanks for watching, love to all! X
Music: Peking Duk ft. Nicole Millar - High
The chinese silk road (From Kashgar to Beijing)
Note: Only the introduction is in french. No comment are added after.
La route de la soie chinoise
Circuit Nouvelles-Frontières du 8 août 2014
Jour 1 : PARIS - PEKIN
Jour 2 : PEKIN
Jour 3 : PEKIN - URUMQI (2 900 km/4h10 de vol) - KASHGAR
Jour 4 : KASHGAR
Jour 5 : KASHGAR - KARAKUL - KASHGAR
Jour 6 : KASHGAR - URUMQI - TURFAN
Jour 7 : TURFAN - LIUYUAN
Jour 8 : LIUYUAN - DUNHUANG
Jour 9 : DUNHUANG - JIAYUGUAN
Jour 10 : JIAYUGUAN - ZHANGYE
Jour 11 : ZHANGYE- XINING
Jour 12 : XINING - TONGREN
Jour 13 : TONGREN - XIAHE
Jour 14 : XIAHE
Jour 15 : XIAHE - LANZHOU - XI’AN
Jour 16 : XI’AN
Jour 17 : XI’AN - PEKIN
Jour 18 : PEKIN
Jour 19 : PEKIN - PARIS
Thank you for watching my videos. This is the complete film about my trip on the chinese part of the silk road. Soon Specific parts of this film will be uploaded to have direct access to tourist places. Best regards. Merci/Dankie/Ngiyabonga kakhulu/Thank you/Danke sehr/¡muchas gracias/Obrigado/grazie mille/спасибо/非常感谢/감사/ありがとう/ شكرا / शुक्रिया /
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The Silk Road (HD1080p)
*** The Silk Road was a network of trade routes organized from the Chinese silk business since the 1st century BC. C., which extended throughout the Asian continent, connecting China with Mongolia, the Indian subcontinent, Persia, Arabia, Syria, Turkey, Europe and Africa. Silk Road is understood as the route that in ancient times united the empires Roman and Chinese, the path by which the silks of the Orient came to adorn the bodies of the elegant Roman ladies. ***
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Kashgar plays an important role in the history of the Silk Road, and its unique culture endows the city with many historical sites, including the Abakh Khoja Tomb, Idgar Mosque, Kashgar Old Town, Sunday Bazzar, Ancient Art Street, and the Stone City.
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In 138 B.C., Zhang Qian, a great explorer from the Western Han Dynasty, set out from Xi'an and opened up the Silk Road eulogized for thousands of years；At the beginning of the 15th century, Zheng He, a famous Chinese navigator, set out from Liujiagang in Taicang and made seven ocean voyages, leaving an eternal story...
Times have changed，but the prosperity countless ships in the sea still remains. This treasure ship and friendship opens up the main artery, still sharing win-win and prosperity. #BeltandRoad
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It's been a rare privilege for me to travel across the famous silk road cities of Uzbekistan. During my journey I have come across wonderful people, spectacular landscapes and the blue geometry of the age old architectural marvels. I have tried to capture some of the moments in my camera. On some occasions I have used my phone camera instead.
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