The Silk Road was once a network of trade routes across Asia that connected the Far East with the Mediterranean world. In the 13th century, Marco Polo travelled from Venice along this road and met Kublai Khan. In recent years, with the opening up of Central Asia after decades of Soviet rule, the overland silk roads are again in use, often closely following the ancient routes. The market town of Kashgar is a bustling node where many of these roads come together.
POSTCARDS FROM THE ROAD - Kashgar (ed. of 10)