1 January 2019
Within the framework of the “Silk Roads Heritage Corridors in Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran – International Dimension of the European Year of Cultural Heritage” project, several Silk Roads heritage sites in Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Iran will be selected for conservation/restoration, rehabilitation and promotion to reveal their importance for the cultural identity of the region and for promoting inter-cultural dialogue and social cohesion.Historically, the Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe. For thousands of years, the Silk Roads have connected civilizations and brought peoples and cultures in contact with each other from across the world, permitting not only an exchange of goods but also an interaction of ideas and cultures that has shaped our world today.
The overall project objective is to strengthen the contribution of culture to sustainable progress, notably through heritage-based tourism development, diversification of tourism products and delivery of high-quality visitor experiences along the Silk Roads heritage corridors in the participating countries.
Permanent link: http://en.unesco.kz/rehabilitation-of-the-heritage-sites-along-the-silk-roads