The Silk Road Series 43, Steep Road to the Oasis

The Silk Road Series 43, Steep Road to the Oasis

The third of five films from NHK about the western end of the Silk Road, this one looks at Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

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The Silk Road Series 41, The Flame and the Cross

The Silk Road Series 41, The Flame and the Cross

The first of five films from NHK about the western end of the Silk Road, this one looks at the southern Caucasus.

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The Silk Road Series 16/16: The Travels of Xuang Zang in India

The expedition team crosses into India proper, and down the Ganges Basin, following in the footsteps of China’s most famous pilgrim, Xuang Zang.

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The Silk Road Series 15/16: Legendary Ladakh

A brief visit to Kashmir, before a long look at Ladakh and its Tibetan Buddhist culture and history.

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The Silk Road Series 14/16: The King’s Road

A look at the peoples in Pakistan and the history of Alexandria the Great’s March across Asia, and the impact that had on Buddhism.

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The Silk Road Series 13/16: Across the Pamirs

In the 13th episode of this classic series the expedition crosses into Pakistan and goes down the Indus Valley finding remains of Buddhist Civilisation along the way.

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The Silk Road Series 12/16: Two Roads to the Pamirs

In this last episode we first visit Kashgar, the Town of Beautiful Tiles, which is where the Silk Road meets up again, after crossing the Taklamakan desert via two different roads.

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The Silk Road Series 11/16: Where Horses Fly Like the Wind

This week the expedition, which has been traveling along the southern trade routes, doubles back and explores the area along the northern route.

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The Silk Road Series 10/16: Journey Into Music, South Through the Tian Shan Mountains

The theme that runs throughout this week’s episode is music and dance. It includes some of the most interesting ethnographic photography of the Uighars in Kucha along the southern route passing through the Tian Shan mountains.

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The Silk Road Series 9/16: Through the Tian Shan Mountains by Rail

Although there is little of archeological interest in this episode, it remains one of the most memorable as the team take a trip along the newly constructed Turfan to Korla railway, which must be one of the really great railway journeys in the world.

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