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Silk Road Tours and Vacation Packages

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Considered a ‘cultural bridge’, splendid civilizations among ChinaIndia, Greece, Persia and Rome were exchanged along The Silk Road, a collection of historically important and famous trade routes, now to be discovered on tours to China.

Used from the 2nd century B.C. to the end of the 14th century A.D., The Silk Road originated from Xian to the east and ended at the Mediterranean in the west, linking China with the Roman Empire. Starting in the Han Dynasty, The Silk Road reached its most prosperous stage during the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and continued to flourish until the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). The Silk Road stopped serving as a shipping route around 1400, after the fragmentation of the Mongol Empire.

Although named for its lucrative Chinese silk trade, the most significant commodity carried along The Silk Road was religion. Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Manichaeism, and Islam all spread across Eurasia through trade networks using these routes.

Other cultural exchanges included the west receiving Chinese technologies such as paper making, printing, gunpowder and compass, while China received grapes, clover, walnuts, carrots, peppers, beans, spinach, cucumbers, pomegranates, rare animals, medicinal materials, flavourings and jewelry.

With many stories sure to be told along the various routes, modern-day tours of The Silk Road are sure to demonstrate its significant role in Asia’s developing history to be experienced on China travel.



China and Tibet Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to a China vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of China, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about China's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering China for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our China tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your China tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.


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