Trip Down The Imaginary Silk Road


This is a trip down this imaginary Silk Road, using past centuries travel to feudal Russia as the benchmark. This digital travel diary is created to show the world where the Silk Road was more than a set of trade routes; it was a harmonious tapestry of intercultural blends that defined the future of the world.

Suez Crack Market

With the remarkable mix of different fragrances of spices and stunning color of fabric in silk the Silk Market of Suzhou. It was not merely a place in Suzhou in the 16 the century and the marketplace was the center of commerce but it was a cradle of civilization. Here the traders from all directions of the Silk Road meet, looking on their faces the multiple faces of East Asian and Middle Eastern civilizations. It is detailed in primary sources as to the rich stalls presented with silk tapestry, porcelain, as well as spices.

Westward Journey- Ottoman Istanbul city to Jerusalem

As we go deeper into discovering the Silk Road’s immersive world, our digital huddles enact a subsequent voyage form the effervescent streets of Istanbul under the Ottomans towards kingdom of Jerusalem. From the abundantly crowded market places, we proceed to cast light on the unmistakably prominent religious and cultural land sites of our imaginary journey.

Cultural Festivals

Although we are following the route of the imaginary journey along the Silk Road, we arrive at a pleasant point – to a festive interval – the colorful and culture-rich festival organized along this ancient trade route from the 16 the century to 17 the century. These spectacular feasts did not involve a series of events as such- they were celebrations where diverse civilizations came together to equally celebrate, wholeheartedly.


As we stop our virtual caravan on the thoughtful turning point, we cannot but think about deep meets and practices at the Silk Way that occurred between 16 and 17 Centuries. So far, the odyssey has unraveled as a magical loom mercerized with the warps of trade, art, avatar, culture evocation, that have formed the frail buildings of destiny and inspired untold lives. These cultural exchanges are a topic that should be considered to determine them and the importance of that greatness then and now.


In short, this marks the end of our voyage in the digital world of the Silk Road in the 16th- 17th centuries. We stand at a crossroad of different civilizations where our thoughts go back to the vast trades that passed through this ancient road and how they continue to shape the world today. We have discovered a rich tapestry through our journey aided by primary and secondary sources that are made up of strands of business, art, religion, and festivities. The fact that the Silk Road can be seen not just as a communication route for goods but also as a stage where East met West and the resultant characteristic of cultural synthesis that goes beyond geographical borders further amplify the glory of the Silk Road. Architectural wonders of Suzhou, Dunhuang, Samarkand, Isfahan, Istanbul, and Jerusalem show the cultural dialog the route created.

Works Cited

All sources used during the journey.