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 06 - Across the Taklamakan Desert. The Silk Road crew reach Miran discovered by British explorer Aurel Stein, Buddhist city, in southwest part of the Lou-Lan kingdom. Pictures in the mixture of Chinese and western culture are shown. And then they arrive at the oasis town of Cherchen, where they visit a family in Uyghur tribe and see the family's life and economy. And then they try to reach Niya across the Taklamakan Desert by camels. Niya was once a major commercial place on the Silk Road even though the place has been buried for long time into the sands of the desert.

Episode 06 - Across the Taklamakan Desert

Related Links
Taklamakan Desert - wikipedia
The Taklamakan Desert, also known as Taklimakan and Teklimakan, is a desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China.

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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