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 05 - In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Lan. The journey continues in search of the lost kingdom of Lou-Lan. The Silk Road crew leave Yan-guan for Lou-Lan on the west side of Lake Nop Nur in the Taklamakan Desert, accompanied with Chinese military people. They look around the Lake Lop Nur, which is now dried up and has been vanishing into the sands of the desert. Through sandstorms of the desert, they arrive at the region of the legendary kingdom and find many archaeological objects - coins, Roman beads, written texts, and even mummified bodies.

Episode 05 - In Search of the Kingdom of Lou-Lan

Related Links
Loulan Kingdom - wikipedia
Loulan was an ancient kingdom based around an important oasis city along the Silk Road already known in the 2nd century BCE on the north-eastern edge of the Lop Desert.

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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