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Consulted by Architecture History Institute, the Silk Road successfully listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage

Part of the millennium-old trade route, the Silk Road has been successfully included into the UNESCO World Heritage list at the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha on 22nd, June. The application was jointly submitted by China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the first time China has cooperated with foreign countries for a World Heritage nomination. The Architecture History Institute of CADREG assumed the consulting of the application of World Heritage.

Once treaded by camel-driving merchants carrying silk, porcelain and spice, the 2000-year-old Silk Road was an important corridor for trade and cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe.

China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan formally launched the project to apply for adding the initial section of the Silk Road and the routes network of the Tian-shan Corridor onto the World Heritage list.

The section is about 5000 kilometres long. It consists of 33 historical sites along the route, including 22 in China, 8 in Kazakhstan and three in Kyrgyzstan. It is the first silk road heritage in the world. Since 2006, the Architecture History Institute was already involved into the cooperation of China and other related Central Asia countries to apply for the world heritage status for the Silk Road