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 11 - Where Horses Fly like the Wind. In this episode, the Silk Road crew take a journey along the north Tian Shan route of the Silk Road. They arrive at Hami by train from Xian, and there they take a journey by cars along the north Tian Shan route. On the way, it is narrated, "The north Tian Shan road starts from Hami, passes through Barkol, and crosses the lli River, and ends in Rome". Their journey ends in the border between China and Kazakhstan, just before crossing the lli River. During the journey, they meet Kazakhs, a nomadic tribe, near Lake Barkol. There they experience the ethnic group's culture - wedding ceremony, making cheese using horse's milk, and sports like sheep catching. And then they visit a yearly market opened near Lake Sairam and find ethnic diversity - people are from many different ethnic groups including Uyhurs, Kazakhs and Uzbeks.

Episode 11 - Where Horses Fly like the Wind

Related Links
Tian Shan - wikipedia
The Tian Shan, also spelled Tien Shan, is a large system of mountain ranges located in Central Asia. The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Victory Peak (Jengish Chokusu), 7,439 metres (24,406 ft).

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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