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the South Path of the Silk Road

Northside of Takelamagan, Northern Foothills of Kunlun Mountain, Hotan 848000, China
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How silks are made

Interesting factory cum mini-museum that shows everything about silk and its trade. You can even... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
ShiningSchnee
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Hong Kong, China
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Atlas Silk Handkraft, aka factory, workshop is the real name

Any taxi driver in Hotan can take you to Atlas Silk factory & workshop and the taxi ride is a... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Mike S
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San Francisco, California
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Northside of Takelamagan, Northern Foothills of Kunlun Mountain, Hotan 848000, China
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting factory cum mini-museum that shows everything about silk and its trade. You can even see how silk threads are extracted from cocoons and how cloths are weaved by traditional method.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Any taxi driver in Hotan can take you to Atlas Silk factory & workshop and the taxi ride is a 20RMB-40RMB. It might be a 15-20 minute ride from central Hotan, no big deal. Don't let him drop you off and leave you there! LOL...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Go there, and go fast!! because the South Silk Route is disappearing as the North Silk route has already disappeared. Of course, no more camels transport goods through the dusty caravan paths that link the oasis cities. Now, a route (G315) go through them, so...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

As I went around seeing the sites in Hotan and Kuche, I couldn't believe that no other foreigners were there. Hotan is where Buddhism first arrived in China, it is where Jade is still found in the river, there are ruins all over the place,...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Having travelled the Southern Silk Route for several years the changes are amazing. A mere matter of twelve years ago the eastern part had no roads connecting the oases and it really was an adventure. These days with a road connecting every oasis you can...More

7  Thank hidihidiho
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