The silk road has been the most important connection between China and Europe for centuries. Spices, silk, glass and porcelain have all been transported across scorched land, waterless deserts, icy passes and deep canyons.

Alongside trade, religion and culture also travelled between countries. This is how Buddhism spread to China and Japan. This is also how Christianity made its way to the Chinese capital. Inventions like paper and black powder also took the silk road and arrived in Arabic countries and Europe. The silk road also paved the way for communication.

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