·The Silk Road, or Silk Route, is a series of trade and cultural transmission routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of the Asian…
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The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass. It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Gilgit–Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa regions. The highway, connecting the Gilgit–Baltistan region of Pakistani Kashmir to the ancient Silk Road from Kashgar, a city in the Xinjiang region of China, to Abbottabad, of Pakistan.
Bukhara, which is situated on the Silk Route, is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact. Monuments of particular interest include the famous tomb of Ismail Samani, a masterpiece of 10th-century Muslim architecture, and a large number of 17th-century madrasas.
Silver dirham coin minted in Almaty in 684 AD. Almaty was under the Russian Empire from 1867 to 1921 and under the Soviet Union from 1921 to 1993, is the former capital of Kazakhstan. In the 10–14th centuries, settlements in the territory of the so called "Big Almaty" became part of the trade routes of the Silk Road. At that time, Almaty became one of the trade, craft and agricultural centers on the Silk Road and possessed an official mint.