Posts of our blog by tag "Silk Road"

March 11, 2019

Haghpat and Khor Virap Monasteries

Haghpat Monastery The oldest building of the Akhpat monastery, the Church of Surb Nshan (Holy Sign), appeared in 972. Local residents passed on from generation to generation, the legend about a beautiful Queen Khosrovanush, the wife of Ashot III Bagratuni, who ordered the foundi ...
February 28, 2019

Amberd fortress and Garni temple

Amberd fortress One of the masterpieces of medieval Armenian defensive structures is Amberd fortress. This defense structure was built at an altitude of 2300 meters with deep cliffs and ravines on both sides. The inner part of the fortress, which includes a church temple, was b ...
February 19, 2019

Visit Baku – All part of the city

Baku old city – Icheri Sheher Icheri Sheher or the old city is a residential quarter , located on the hill of Caspian sea shore. It is surrounded by the well-preserved walls of a former 12th-century fortress. 10 centuries ago, the capital of the ancient state of Shirvanshahs, wh ...
February 12, 2019

Baku travel guide – Important attractions of ancient city

The capital of Azerbaijan Baku is one of the important cities in Caucasus area and major port on the Caspian sea. It occupies the territory of southern shore of Absheron peninsula and has population more than 2 million people. The city has centuries-long history, which finds its ...
January 2, 2019

Ancient cave cities of Georgia

Nowadays, Georgia is one of the most famous places among the people from Europe and USA. It attracts tourists with pristine nature, ancient cities and centuries old history. If you are planning to visit Georgia, the first thing you should know is to be ready and let the country t ...
December 27, 2018

The brief history of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is known to the whole world as a “Country of Lights”. The etymology of the word Azerbaijan dates back to the ancient times. Long time ago, even before our era, the people who occupied the territory of the country were Zoroastrians ( Fire Worshipers ). According to this ...
December 22, 2018

Tatev monastery and ancient Echmiadzin city

Echmiadzin city, first of all known as the religious center of whole Armenia. Local people revere this city. If we look to the history, it will become clear why Echmiadzin is considered to be very holy place. If you are visiting Armenia but not the Holy City, you will definitely ...
December 17, 2018

Yerevan city – Travel guide

The largest city and the capital of Armenia –Yerevan has very rich history for more than one thousand years. The Yerevan city was founded in 782 BC by the Argishti King. Firstly, the fortress was built which took the name Erebuni. After, the city with the same name started to gro ...
December 10, 2018

Popular historical sights –Ancient monasteries

Ancient monasteries on the shore of Sevan lake In IX century monks moved to the Sevan island and started to live there. Religious complex Sevanavank was erected by hermit monks in the late 8th century with the support of Princess Mariam from the Royal family Bagratuni. At that t ...
December 5, 2018

Sights of Armenia – What you should know Part 1

The history of Armenia starts from time immemorial. Over these millennia, Armenians have repeatedly got through all the various situations, ranging from grate states to the brink of complete destruction. It is not known by what principle, but the fact is that this very people was ...
December 2, 2018

Ancient Khiva city– Places to see in Uzbekistan

Like the other ancient cities of Uzbekistan Khiva also has its own fascinating history and unique architectural monuments. There is a legend about the foundation of Khiva in Central Asia. According to the ancient legend, Sim son of Noah founded the city in the form of a ship on q ...
November 26, 2018

Samarkand travel guide – Local destinations

History of Samarkand dates back to 8th BC. In the Greek sources of the 1st millennium, Samarkand is referred to as Marokand, and in other sources as Afrosiab. Already at that time the city was prosperous where crafts, trade and culture developed. Later in 329 BC, Samarkand was se ...
November 22, 2018

10 reasons to visit Tbilisi – Part 1

Tbilisi is a beautiful city with a big and rich history. Walking around Tbilisi you discover continuously something new, especially the old part, which is known as the soul of the city will definitely enchant you. There is a famous legend how the city was founded. In 458 the terr ...
November 19, 2018

Tour to Uzbekistan – Explore the capital

The intersection of geography and history in Uzbekistan is part of what makes it a place of such intrigue and opportunity. If you have decided to visit this country, the best way for your start is to become acquainted with Tashkent. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan since 193 ...
November 14, 2018

Holidays in Uzbekistan – A cultural crossroad

With a rich history more than two thousand years Uzbekistan is the home to a stunning arsenal of ancient cities and architecture. Throughout its history, it has been fortunate enough to be exposed to - and has accepted - various civilizations, such as those from Arab сulture and ...
March 26, 2018

Travelling by trains in Uzbekistan

During my unforgettable journey in Uzbekistan I traveled internally between cities by trains - luckily Uzbekistan offers this affordable and comfortable opportunity to explore its numerous awesome treasures! To book the tickets for Uzbek trains you should write in advance to so ...
February 19, 2018

The Great Silk Route – important stage in human history!

The history of the Great Silk Route. The route is called "silk" because of the trade item. A "great" came to be called because it linked the endless territories of the eastern regions with western countries, trade revived in numerous cities, located on the way of caravans. That's ...
December 25, 2017

5 best historical and architectural sights of China Xinjiang region.

This is the second article devoted to the most popular attractions of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi) that you can add to your Travel China Must visit list. We will advise you to visit 5 most amazing historical and architectural sites of this region. Kashgar Market On ...
November 27, 2017

5 best natural sights in Urumqi region of China.

In this article we will describe the most popular and marvelous natural sights of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi) that you can add to your Travel China Must visit list.   Lake Tianchi Lake Tianchi, located at an altitude of 200 meters above sea level on the slopes of ...
October 17, 2017

Best places to visit in Chinese Kashgar.

Historical buildings of Kashgar will show you how the caravans of the Great Silk Route rested and lived here. For several centuries the architecture style has built up and it is not easy to distinguish an eight-century inn from what was built in the 14th century. This is a uniq ...
October 10, 2017

Almaty Kazakhstan nightlife

In case you intend to spend get-away to a delightful place and you like a club, you search for a place that is encompassed by the beautiful magnificence and also nightclubs. Therefore, plan to spend your get-aways in Almaty as it has a stunning nightlife. Regardless of what kind ...
September 25, 2017

After Sunset in Tashkent

Tashkent is a city of numerous delightful spots to visit, parks, gardens, monuments, green sidewalks and a contamination-free environment. However, Tashkent tourism appears to have their sights settled somewhere else. For a predominantly Muslim state, Tashkent appears to have set ...
September 25, 2017

Kazakhstan Tourism

Kazakhstan is a nation that is located right in the heart of Eurasia, where old meets modern and oriental traditions exist together with Western culture. I am sure that the centuries-old Kazakh culture and the unique nature of the region will enchant you and likewise enhance Kaza ...
September 18, 2017

Facts about Kyrgyzstan

When you live in another culture for a sufficiently long time, you begin to acknowledge inconspicuous social standards that you would not have learned by going through a book about the nation. If you get an opportunity to tour Kyrgyzstan for several months, you will get to notice ...
September 18, 2017

Information about Samarkand

Samarkand is, nonetheless, not just delightful beyond correlation, it is likewise one of the most ancient urban cities in the world. Current proof proposes that the land has been settled 40,000 years ago. The city was established around the seventh century BC, making it even more ...
September 11, 2017

Interesting Facts about Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is located in Central Asia. The nation is known for its extraordinary mausoleums, mosques, and other incredible locales connected to the Silk Road. The Silk Road is, obviously, the old significant trade course between the Mediterranean and China. Those are the interes ...
September 11, 2017

Place to visit in Kazakhstan

The awesome magnificence of this country is the thing that propelled this accumulation of the best places to visit in Kazakhstan. Positioned as one of the world's largest landlocked country, Kazakhstan extends from the Caspian Sea to China and from Siberia up to the deserts in Uz ...
September 8, 2017

Places to visit in Kyrgyzstan

The surreal atmosphere of Kyrgyzstan makes it one of the upcoming destinations for worldwide vacationers, who are keen on the best places to visit in Kyrgyzstan. The well-known Tien Shen Mountains are etched flawlessly to supplement the amazing topography of the land. This nation ...
August 30, 2017

Things to do in Almaty

Almaty is the biggest town of Kazakhstan and serves as the major business and cultural center of the nation. Notwithstanding that, you won't know much about the country. I am humiliated to concede how little I thought about it.  However, do not feel too terrible. Kazakhstan gets ...
August 23, 2017

Things to do in Astana

OH, yes, Astana; the capital city of the wonderful nation of Kazakhstan. In spite of the fact that Astana was not initially the capital, it has certainly been becoming well-known as one of the best destinations in the nation since 1997. This one of a kind city, which tastefully ...
August 21, 2017

Silk Road Explore - the first tourist project in the IT Park of Kyrgyzstan.

In June 2017 Silk Road Explore became a resident of the High Tech Park of the Kyrgyz Republic. We are very pleased with this event, which is really important not only for our company, but also for the potential of Kyrgyzstan in general. High Tech Park (HTP) was established in Ky ...
August 14, 2017

Cycling in Kazakhstan

Cycling in Kazakhstan can be difficult. West and Central Kazakhstan are vacant. The south and east of the nation has more population and has all the more fascinating elements. I believe it is better time there to cycle, yet that is my personal view. The one thing you will need t ...
August 9, 2017

Kyrgyzstan Culture: History and Traditions

Kyrgyz Customs and Traditions Kyrgyzstan culture takes its underlying foundations in the distant past. Turkic tribes that relocated in the early Middle Ages from the domain of the Altay and East Turkestan by a great extent affected the formation of Kyrgyzstan. Before the twentie ...
July 25, 2017

Travel Guide to Northern Kazakhstan

What pushes many tourists to continue exploring Kazakhstan, other than the unbounded freedom, is its amazing diversity. Northern Kazakhstan is a valid example. There is still a lot of steppes, yet as of now, the view is becoming more Siberian. It is colder and wetter. Lakes and t ...
June 13, 2017

Travel Guide to Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan customarily sits in the final spot on Silk Road explorers' must-visit list. That is not a direct result of an absence of attractions. However, it gets bested by its neighbours on a few occasions. While Kazakhstan has lovely steppe and mountain landscape, there are no ...
June 6, 2017

Uzbekistan Travel Guide

Uzbekistan amazes with its primary attractions, the symbols of the Silk Road at Samarkand, Khiva, and Bukhara. Gape at the mosques, scale the minarets and Maunder from sepulcher to madrassah to figure out the historical backdrop of Islam outside of the Middle East, and the energy ...
March 23, 2017

Top Cities to visit in China

Beijing - Imperial Capital The capital city of China is Beijing. In the case of the international travelers, this is the first choice destination when you go for China holiday. It has an excellent mixture of modernity and classic sophistication. If you are interested in getting ...
March 9, 2017

Kazakh national food

Kazakh national food has its basis on the traditional nomad cuisine had to be easy to cook. It is majorly composed of meat (horse and lamb) based with some components of dairy products and bread. Since the weather in Kazakhstan is very challenging, the food was not only nutritiou ...
March 6, 2017

Cycling in Central Asia

One of the best ways to spend your time is by cycle touring. The environment is not suitable for cycle touring, though, so if one is planning to cycle tour, they must be aware of the possible pitfalls. There are many kilometres to cover, and the population is very sparse. The tem ...
January 23, 2017

Silk Road Holidays: Getting all of the Stan’s Straight

People leave out Central Asia from their holiday trips more often than not. They get dazzled by all of the pictures and information and tourism options there are in places like France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands. They don’t realize that just a bit farther east, there are s ...
January 10, 2017

Travel in China: Chinese New Year

Take New Year’s Eve in Times Square and times it by 1000. That’s what the Chinese New Year holiday population is like in China! It is a celebration, also known as “Spring Festival” in which people celebrate the start of the Chinese lunisolar calendar. It’s celebrated in countries ...
December 29, 2016

Travel the Silk Route

The Silk Route (or Road) is a remaining piece of history was a connection of roads that tied together the countries of Asia, Europe, The Middle East, and Northern Africa. Starting a few thousand years ago, this road was to create trade and exchange throughout these countries, esp ...
December 27, 2016

Biking in Uzbekistan

Biking is fast becoming even more a popular tourist hobby. And, if you’re looking for a different and varied experience, then come over to Uzbekistan for a beautiful and stunning mountain bike tour that can beat them all! Among the Transcaucasian states, Uzbekistan is the place f ...
November 8, 2016

Interesting facts about the country of Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan travelling is one of the most interesting things in the world, after all here you can find both rich history (Ashgabat) and a little drop of mysticism (Door to Hell). But it’s always much more interesting to discover the country through a nice amount of short facts a ...
October 21, 2016

The must know facts for travelling to China

China looks like the place where everything is fast and takes life.  It is beautiful, enchanting, inspiring and always has a story to tell to you, the things that nobody tells you, is that China is by far not so magic and perfect as it seems on the first sight. Let’s look more in ...
October 12, 2016

Three Reasons Why You Should Visit China

While China may have received a lot of negative press about censorship, fake food and such, there is no denying that the country is still one of the most popular destinations for foreign travelers. According to Statista, China earned about US $45.81 billion in revenue from inter ...
September 22, 2016

Know more about Tajikistan

Another beautiful and exceptional destination on the Silk Road route is the country of Tajikistan, the country of Pamir Mountains and Ferghana Valley. Let’s get an inside in this mysterious country with and Persian past and tourist lack. Tajikistan tourism is not something you ...
September 14, 2016

Why travel to Silk Road Countries?

You might ask yourself, why travelling through the Silk Road and what’s so special about it, well, now it’s the right time for answering you! Silk Road is an ancient route which existed for hundreds of years and its name is derived from the lucrative trade in Chinese silk carrie ...