The Silk Road Routes Networks of Chang’an – Tianshan Corridor is a long stretch of the Silk Road with 33 sites total. A variety of sites are here, from palaces and ruins, to religious temples and tombs. Formed thousands of years ago, sometime between the years 200 B.C. and 100 A.D., this 5,000-kilometer route played a large role in history with regards to exchanges, trading, religious beliefs, knowledge, and more.

WHY SPECIAL

3 sites in this World Heritage

  • Site of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City of the Western Han Dynasty
  • City of Suyab (Site of Ak-Beshim)
  • Site of Kayalyk

Site of Weiyang Palace in Chang’an City of the Western Han Dynasty

City of Suyab (Site of Ak-Beshim)

Site of Kayalyk

DATA

Region
Asia and the Pacific
Country
China Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan 
Category
Cultural
Name
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor
Selection Criteria (?)
(ii)(iii)(v)(vi)
Year of Registered
2014
Keyword
Registered in 2014