Silk Road Maps and City

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Silk Road Maps and City

Xian was the capital of the Tang empire and it was huge, largely populated city. It was the starting city on the silk road. In the city of Xian, there is a bell tower that is the start of the silk road. Xian was also known as Chang'an

The land that the city is on is fertile because of the Yellow River that provides the land with silt every year. Xian is home to the 8,000 terracotta warriors that were built to be put with the emperor in his tomb.

Xian Bell Tower

Terracotta Warriors

Silk Road Maps and City

When a traveler started at the city of Xian and made their way through the other cities, they would encounter many different geographical features.

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First you would go past the Yellow River. Next youwould pass the Gobi desert.The next desert you would come across is the Taklamakan desert. It is across from the Kunlun mountains which you would also encounter on your way. Another mountain range that you wouldpass is the Tian Shan. Dependingonwhat route you take you may also go through the Himalayan mountains.You would then pass through the Ferghana Valley. Then would come the Zagros mountains. Next you would passthe Tigris and Euphrates riversand then you would encounter the Syrian Desert. After you pass the Syrian desert you would end up at one of the cities that ended the silk road.

Topographical Map of Silk Road

Route Map of Silk Road


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