The Silk Road

The Silk Road is a documentary series created through the joint cooperation of China's CCTV and Japan's NHK, exploring China's historical sites, villages, religions and cultures along the ancient trade route. Consisting of twelve episodes, the series takes us on a journey through the Silk Road within China.

Episode 01 - Glories of Ancient Chang An. The Silk Road begins in Chang An (modern day Xi'an) and ends in Chang An. Once Chang An was the largest city in the world when it was the capital of Tan Dynasty China in the seventh century. The Silk Road crew explore historical sites and cultures in Chang An - the Great Wall, the incredible Clay Army, the amazing World's largest Tomb, hollowed Buddhist temple, the hidden underground murals of Princess Yong-tai, the evidences that religions such as Buddhism, Christianity and Muslim had been transferred to China via the Silk Road, etc.

Episode 01 - Glories of Ancient Chang An

Related Links
Chang'an - wikipedia
Chang'an is an ancient capital of more than ten dynasties in Chinese history, today known as Xi'an. Chang'an literally means "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese.

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Episode 01: Glories of Ancient Chang An
Episode 02: A Thousand Kilometers beyond the Yellow River
Episode 03: The Art Gallery in the Desert
Episode 04: The Dark Castle
Episode 05: In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Lan
Episode 06: Across the Taklamakan Desert
Episode 07: Khotan-Oasis of Silk and Jade
Episode 08: A Heat Wave Called Turfan
Episode 09: Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail
Episode 10: Journey into Music: South Through the Tian Shan Mountains
Episode 11: Where Horses Fly like the Wind
Episode 12: Two Roads to the Pamirs