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Silk Road Tours - visit Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva

18 Jan 2011

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at 7:00pm

Cost of entry

£ ADMISSION FREE, BUT BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Pushkin House

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Russell Square

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Silk Road Tours - visit Uzbekistan, Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva

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In association with Go Russia Language: In English For centuries the West knew very little about silk and the people who made this light, soft and sensuous fabric always one of the most desirable and expensive materials. For more than two thousand years the Chinese kept the secret of silk to themselves making it one of the most zealously guarded secrets in history. However silk actually represented a relatively small proportion of the goods carried along the Silk Road. The caravans carried mainly precious cargoes of gemstones, spices, textiles, ivory, ceramics, porcelain and incense. Today all the countries along the Silk Road are accessible as never before. The dusty ancient routes have been replaced with paved roads, and coaches and trucks have replaced camels — the ships of the desert. Despite this the route still holds its old mystique and the romance of the undiscovered marvels of Asia are waiting for modern discoverers from all over the world. Apart from the cultural highlights of Central Asia, the travel experts from Go Russia will give you details of accommodation and transport options available in the regions, a wide range of holiday activities, and many other practicalities you need to consider before joining Silk Road tours. The seminar is supported by video and photographic presentation.

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