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China Refocusing on Silk Road

The famous Silk Road route has become a topic of interest again recently, both internationally and within China. A recent investment conference in Beijing highlighted the historic route and discussed the idea of bringing more investment and tourism focus to areas along the route.

The China Council for Promotion of International Trade is working to increase investments to China and other countries along the route, which will be beneficial for all countries involved. The group believes that a reconnection of the ancient Silk Road will bring opportunities to people along the route.

Tourism opportunities are arising in these areas as well. The desert city of Dunhuang in northwest China’s Gansu Province, for instance, is working to restore some of its historic relics and attractions. Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to Buddhist art from the 4th-14th centuries, including more than 2,000 color statues and almost 485,000 square feet of murals. The city is monitoring humidity and atmospheric levels in the caves to protect the site and make sure the art remains preserved for visitors.

In addition the caves in Dunhuang, other Silk Road attractions will be protected and enhance as investment to the area increases. Airport expansion is planned, as well as new roads and the building of new cultural attractions.

Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, Gansu Province.

Crescent Moon Spring, Dunhuang, Gansu Province.

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