• On the Silk Road trail – Dunhuang & Zhangye, China – Part 2

    And here’s Part 2 of my Silk Road trail. Carrying on the journey the next day, we visited Mogao Caves. A brief description of the caves taken from Wikipedia is as follows: The Mogao Caves or Mogao Grottoes (Chinese: 莫高窟; pinyin: Mògāo kū), also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas (Chinese: 千佛洞; pinyin: …

  • On the Silk Road trail – Lanzhou, Qinghai, Dunhuang, China – Part 1

    Taken from Wikipedia: The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads, and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea during various periods …