The Ancient Silk Road between East and West played a significant role in development of Chinese civilization, opening long distance political, economic, religious, art and cultural interaction. A journey along the Ancient Silk Road is still as fascinating.
Mogao Grotto No. 257 shows a very strong western influence. It tells the story of the 9-colour deer popular in
Populus trees are common in Xinjiang and other parts in west China. It grows in desert, and can withstand cold,
No. 112 is one of the most famous grotto in Mogao. It is a very small cave, which can only
The Ancient Silk Road begins as early as the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). The Han Emperor sent