Do you know that Kyrgyzstan stores the monuments of the famous Silk Road?
Let me tell you about a stone caravanserai Tash Rabat, located in the south-east of the country. The origin of Tash Rabat is mystery, but most people believe Tash-Rabat was constructed in the 15th century. It was used for Silk Road travelers and caravans traveling from the from Central Asia to China (Chuy and Fergana Valleys to Kashgar) to protect them from the weather and and marauders.
The caravanserai’s walls reach over 20 meters in height. Tash Rabat has a maze of 30 rooms surrounding a large central domed room. This construction is unique not only for it’s size and materials, but also for its special layout, based on perfect symmetry.
Some facts about silk
I’ll be back to silk, which has become a symbol of China.
The secret of making silk was guarded as the greatest secret in China, its disclosure is punishable by death. In the beginning, a rare tissue could be worn only by members of the imperial family.
I think all we are interested in the technological process of silk production. It consists of 3 parts.
One interesting fact, silk products give calming effect on the nervous system, contribute to the prevention and elimination of insomnia fatigue. Another one, that China was ahead of many countries, such as Japan, Italy, France and others for the production of silk. Over time, China regained the leading position, but it’s amazing how European countries using Chinese raw materials, create today well-known and successful brands.
Having given the world many important products, China offered silk and with the Great Silk Road had an impact on the development of world history.