My China Tour

Significant Meaning of the Silk Road

Commodities Exchange

The Silk Road, just as the porcelains from China, is a symbol symbolizing the prosperity and civilization of ancient China, it was not only a luxurious commodity at that time, but also an effective means of politics: sending silk to the royal families in Western Region as a way of showing friendly relationship, and the valuable items such as Lapis Lazuli, rubies from the mountains of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Kashmir were passed to China.

Culture Exchange

Chinese Printing was passed to Western Region, which impelled cultural communication and technology transmission, with the open-up of the Silk Road, papers appeared in Western Region and even further, and many European merchants brought paper-making technology to their own countries. In 15th century, the European printed the first Holy Bible that passed down quickly from one to another all over the world.

Religion Exchange

On one side, Buddhism was transferred to China in 87 B.C., and then followed Christian, on the other side; Taoism and Confucianism were also passed to Western Region. The Silk Road was ignored after Ming Dynasty, which stimulated ships in Europe. Most of people around Western Region thought China as a country which was a paradise for them at that time, Spanish and Portugal wanted to find a new way to avoid attack from Italy and Turkish to come to China in hopes of finding more fortunes as well as spreading their religions.

Got a question? Ask us here

We will reply to you within one working day.