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In The Middle of Silk Road

Iran’s history and civilization are its most vital tourism attractions. The infamous Silk Road passed via Iranian territory from the beginning of its establishment in the second half of the 2nd century B.C. up the early days of the 20th century. The unique geopolitical location of Iran as a bridge between the Orient and the Occident provided merchants and globetrotters with many opportunities in the domains of economic and cultural interaction.

Various services and facilities were made available to commercial caravans and travelers in the ports and islands in the Sea of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea, which were key spots along the Silk Road. The interactions between the merchants and tourists and the local people eventually led to the establishment of numerous buildings and monuments at the mountain skirts and areas. Some caravansaries, bridges, mosques, and bazaars (local markets). The two main sections of the Silk Road passed through the Iranian territory. One was the Spice Road, which connected the subcontinent of India to Europe through the central and southern cities and the Sea of Oman as well as the Persian Gulf.

The second was the main route of the Silk Road, which linked the northern cities of Iran such as Rey and Neyshabour to Central Asia (Marv, Samarqand, Bukara) and China.

 

Reference(s):

- Rahim Poor, Ali (2002). The Traveler’s guide to Iran. Iran. Tehran & Isfahan. Rasaneh Kaj & Naghshe Hasti. p. 6-8

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