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Return to the Silk Road

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Return to the Silk Road

August 2017, we're heading off to the old Silk Road town of Leh, Ladakh, northern India. The Silk Road had numerous off shoots and Leh was a major Himalayan town on the Central Asian caravan routes of northern India. Caravans would come down across the Karakoram through Kashmir and from the Chang Tang and Tibet carrying wool and salt to be traded for cotton, silk, dyes, spices and dried fruit. In 1949 China annexed Tibet and closed the borders to trade and travel. Salt and wool no longer comes over from Tibet and there are no formal passages. Some clandestine trading...

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