Travel with the merchant from Samarkand to Xi’an. Relish the sights of the UNESCO treasures such as the Registan, the Kalyan minaret and the great city built by Timur. Cross the Turgart pass from Kyrgystan into China. Follow the ancient trade routes through the desert. Meet the Monk who travels from India to the caves of Ajanta and Ellora to finally arrive at Tai Shan, China. Board a Dhow along the Nile, stop in Petra, then on to the western ports of India. Find your way to Sigiriya in Sri Lanka and back on the ship for a stop at Mamallapuram. Visit the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon then on to Angkor Thom in Cambodia. These are the ancient caravan and maritime routes of what we call the “Silk Road.” This is a picture book and the author has seen each place and gives you the feeling that you too are a visitor.

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