A photo journey through Central Asia

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The Silk Road originally extended over 6,000 km through ancient China, India, Persia, Europe and Arabia, linking the mighty civilisations of the East and the West.

It’s an intrepid traveller’s dream to see the trading town of Kashgar in full swing, venture through the mountainous heartlands of Kyrgyzstan and explore exotic Tashkent. Kira Gerber has captured her memories of this historic route in these inspiring travel photos…


A journey through Central Asia

Uyghur locals in Kashgar China

Uyghur locals in Kashgar, enjoying ice cream at a street stall

Kashgar animal market China

Fat-tailed sheep at the Kashgar animal market

Road trip down the Karakoram Highway

Road trip down the Karakoram Highway

Local school children near Karakul Lake

Local school children near Karakul Lake

Tash-Rabat yurt camp in Kyrgyzstan

Tash-Rabat yurt camp in Kyrgyzstan

Our group with Tash Rabat camp owners Kyrgyzstan

Our group with Tash Rabat camp owners. It’s a local tradition to dance in these outfits for good luck on our journey

The beautiful but winding roads of Kyrgyzstan

The beautiful but winding roads of Kyrgyzstan

Yurt camp on the bank of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Yurt camp on the bank of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Local Kyrgyz children join in a walk around the lake

Local Kyrgyz children join in a walk around the lake

Dried fish is a local delicacy in Kyrgyzstan

Dried fish is a local delicacy

The 16th century Barakhon Medressa, Tashkent Uzbekistan

The 16th century Barakhon Medressa, Tashkent

inside Barakhon Medressa, Tashkent Uzbekistan

Looking up – inside Barakhon Medressa, Tashkent

Is Central Asia and the Silk Route on your travel wish list?

About the author

Sue Elliot - Like many of us, Sue contracted a serious travel bug at an early age. She's visited over 90 countries in search of a cure, but her wanderlust just seems to get worse. Thankfully at Intrepid Travel she's amongst people who understand the affliction and since 1998 Sue has enjoyed being our blog and newsletter editor. Here you'll find helpful travel advice and inspiring tales from Sue and other Intrepid travellers.

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