Explore the modern world like an ancient merchant along one of the routes of the historic Silk Road.
Imagine what it would have been like to travel along the ancient Silk Road. Extending from Asia, into Europe and North Africa, the trails of the Silk Road are still known to this day. It’s not a coincidence that the cities along the Silk Road are still some of the largest places for commerce and trade and housing populations of millions of people.
While many modern cities have started recognizing and memorializing this ancient trade route, not all of them have a replica depiction of the experience.
Along a modern-day highway, a pack of life-size camels carrying loads of goods and supplies trek along the median. Followed by one merchant, this illustration gives us an idea of what it could have looked like to journey along the Silk Road as a merchant.
While many experiences about traveling on the Silk Road might remain unknown, this journey takes an imagined inspired approach to attempt to understand this part of the journey.