Welcome to Southern Silk Road

The Silk Road east of Kashgar splits into two threads in the face of the Taklamakan Desert, the second-largest sandy desert in the world. The northern thread follows the modern road and railway to Kuqa and Turpan. The southern road charts a more remote course between desert sands and the towering Pamir and Kunlun mountain ranges.This off-the-grid journey takes you far into the Uighur heartland, as well as deep into... Read More

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