Posts of our blog by tag "Silk Road"

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 ...
June 21, 2016

Travel Turkmenistan – 5 great ideas of souvenirs from this country.

 Turkmenistan is the birthplace of silk homespun fabric called "Keteni". Turkmenistan has successfully practiced sericulture for centuries: homespun fabric due to its durability is appreciated and in demand worldwide. The defining feature of "keteni" is a color that depends ...
May 30, 2016

Kyrgyzstan tourism great events opened the summer season on Issyk-Kul lake!

Fairy Issyk-Kul lake framed by snow-capped peaks of Tien Shan - one of the biggest and most amazing mountain lakes in the world. On the shore of this brilliant lake in Cholpon-Ata city on May 7 2016 were held Tourist Festival "Salam Issyk-Kul 2016" and the International Tourism F ...
May 4, 2016

Important tips you should know when travel Turkmenistan. Part 1.

Turkmenistan is definitely worth to visit as traveling here you will discover such an alluring life: skullcaps and pilaf, Akhal-Teke horses, and colorful folk weddings, green tea, the famous carpets of dazzling beauty, the lightest silk and honey melon. Among other things, you ca ...
April 18, 2016

Tour health resort – Naftalan! Azerbaijan most unusual

Naftalan spa resort is located in the northern foothills of the Small Caucasus, Azerbaijan at a height of 400 meters above sea level in the valley of the same river. The resort was founded in 1935. Archaeologists report that Naftalan was first inhabited around the 12th century. A ...
December 21, 2015

Armenia tourism invites you to improve your health and relax!

When thinking of tours to Armenia consider one of its excellent travel destinations resort-city Jermuk. Its name is translated from Armenian as "hot spring". About Jermuk enthusiastically responded the American writer William Saroyan and Marshal Baghramyan. They compared this are ...
December 10, 2015

Skiing in the largest Armenian ski resort Tsakhkadzor.

40 km north of Yerevan, in the picturesque Marmarik river valley at an altitude of over 1,700 meters above sea level lies a famous Armenian mountain ski resort Tsakhkadzor (1900-2100 m). There are about 12 kilometers of ski tracks, several lifts, a large sports complex, several s ...
December 2, 2015

Why Winery Tours in Georgia Should Be on Your Bucket List

The country of Georgia has a lot to recommend itself to travelers, not the least of which is a gorgeous countryside and warm people, but one aspect of Georgia that makes it particularly stand out is its exquisite winemaking traditions.  Bordered by Russia, Turkey, Armenia, and Az ...
November 16, 2015

Urumqi, China: Visiting One of China’s Most Eclectic Cities

Urumqi, China may not be as well known as say, Beijing, but it is actually a likely place that you will wander through if you are doing some traveling between China and various Silk Road countries, like Kyrgyzstan.  Urumqi is actually one of the places to visit in China if you wa ...
November 2, 2015

An Exquisite Ancient Fortress to Explore when You Visit Uzbekistan

Visiting Uzbekistan is a fantastic idea for history lovers because you have got a bunch of ancient cities to explore: Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, etc.  Of course all of these cities are excellent travel destinations in Uzbekistan, but one of the best places to visit in Uzbekistan ...
October 19, 2015

How to Photograph China’s Most Iconic Animal during Your Tour of China

Okay, you have starting planning your China vacation.  Since there are so many fantastic destinations to check out, how are you going to whittle them all down and choose which ones you will visit with the limited amount of time that you have?  China is soaked in history to be sur ...
October 15, 2015

Silk Road Dark Market vs Silk Road Explore Travel Agency

The history of «Silk Road» began back in 2011. The main idea of the website was a combination of technology of anonymous access to the resource through Tor and anonymous payment for goods using Bitcoin. Such artifices were required for the simple reason: most of the products at t ...
October 12, 2015

7 Spectacular Creatures to Keep an Eye out for When You Tour Iran

When someone says the word “Iran,” people immediately seem to think of politics, oil, or burkas.  Rarely do they think about wildlife.  Do not let these other things overshadow the immense diversity of natural beauty found in Iran.  The wild frontiers of Iran are actually home to ...
September 14, 2015

5 of the Coolest Armenia Tourist Attractions to Visit in Yerevan

Traveling to Armenia will likely include a visit to Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city.  Nicknamed “” due to the pink hue of the stone used in most of its architecture, Yerevan is home to roughly a million people  and lots of cool places to visit.  Since Armenia was the first countr ...
September 1, 2015

The Best Places to Visit in Uzbekistan for Some Down Time

When travelling to Uzbekistan, there is one thing you have to do in order to really experience authentic Uzbek culture- visit the chaikhanas. A chaikhana is the halal version of a western bar.  Think of it as the local watering hole. The Cheers of Uzbekistan as it were.  The nam ...
August 24, 2015

Visiting China: The Coolest Festival You Will Ever Attend

Let’s face it, when you are traveling abroad, is there anything more fun than stumbling across a really good festival? Well, if you are planning on visiting China, mark your calendars for January 5th – February 5th, 2016 for the ultimate ice and snow festival ever!  A winter Chin ...
August 3, 2015

All about Armenia for the Curious Traveler

It is hard nowadays to find a country that seems to be off the beaten path of the everyday international traveler. The world is getting smaller, more familiar.  However, the country of Armenia is one of the few countries that has not been overrun by visitors yet.  Why? It is hard ...
July 17, 2015

How to Spend a Relaxing Holiday in Almaty, Kazakhstan

If you are planning a trip to Kazakhstan, then at least 1 day in Almaty is highly recommended.  Almaty, Kazakhstan used to be the capital of the country until it was changed to Astana in 1997.  So, while Alamty is not the capital, it still has that capital feel that most locals a ...
July 10, 2015

10 Astounding Facts about Iran You Never Knew

Iran is a bit of a wallflower in the world of tourism that is slowly coming out of its shell.  People are now looking up how to visit Iran and the country is seeing an influx of travelers eager to visit ancient places in Iran as well as its modern wonders and investigate its cult ...
July 3, 2015

Forbidden Fruit: The Most Mysterious of all China Tourist Attractions

China is without a doubt saturated with fascinating travel destinations: the Great Wall of China, the Terracotta Army, Tiananmen Square, Yellow Mountain National Park, the Chengdu Panda Center, and the list goes on.  There is beautiful scenery galore, enchanting architecture, sob ...
June 12, 2015

4 Must-See Ancient Monasteries to Visit When You Tour Armenia

Armenia is a fascinating country that is not frequented by lots of travelers.  Located between Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran, and Turkey, Armenia is the smallest of all the former Soviet republics, but with quite possibly some of the richest history.  Ancient Armenia is the home of t ...
June 9, 2015

The #1 Tajikistan Travel Destination for True Adventurers

What is there to do in Tajikistan? For adventure 4x4, motorcycle, and bicycle travelers the answer is simple and absolute: the Pamir Highway. Never heard of the Pamir Highway as one of the go-to Tajikistan tourist attractions? In case you have not, the Pamir Highway (otherwise kn ...
May 19, 2015

An Uzbekistan Silk Road Destination You Never Knew You Would Love

Deserts. Camels. Spices. Caravans. Marketplaces. Traders. Mosques. These are all things we think of when we image the Silk Road in Central Asia.  Uzbekistan Silk Road trade routes are some of the best ones to visit for lovers of architecture and history to be sure, but also for p ...
May 16, 2015

8 of Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s Most Fascinating Tourist Attractions

Some of you visiting Tashkent, Uzbekistan may be signed up with a tour company that will lead you around the city showing you some popular tourist attractions. This is a great option of course with lots of advantages such as having a guide that can tell you about the various plac ...
May 8, 2015

Helpful Information about Tashkent for Your Trip to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan is gaining traction in the tourism world these days by drawing Silk Road enthusiasts, history and architecture lovers. It is a unique country that lays claim to Silk Road history, has an Islamic heritage, but also has a lot of Soviet influence. In this regard, it is an ...
December 19, 2014

The 3 Most Common Languages Spoken in the Kyrgyz Republic

Planning on traveling around Kyrgyzstan?  If you are, you’ll undoubtedly be conversing with a large number of locals during your stay, especially if your goal is to travel independently in Kyrgyzstan.  If you’re not planning to do any independent travel in Kyrgyzstan, but instead ...
November 28, 2014

Why a Trip to Kyrgyzstan is the Best Way to Begin Exploring Asia

Are you planning a trip along the Great Silk Road? Traveling through countries like China, India, Iran and the Central Asian countries is exhilarating to be sure, but when you’re figuring out logistics, can be a bit tricky.  Where do I start?  Where can I get all my visas?  What ...