(Chapter 3) From ancient Silk Road to Prosperity of Suvarnabhumi in Turkey

(Chapter 3) From ancient Silk Road to Prosperity of Suvarnabhumi in Turkey

Connection of ancient silk road in Turkey (Izmir to Istanbul) (Connection with Silk Road from China)

Researchers study connection of commercial routes in Turkey with Silk Road from China by surveying route in map of The Silk Road 300 B.C. – A.D. 100. Main evidences include shelters of caravan which are similar to ancient hotels. Based on findings from archeologists and historians in Turkey, there are evidences of 6-7 caravans, yet only 4 caravans are accessible which are Alayhan, Tepesi Delik Han, Ağzıkarahan, and Sultanhanı Caravanserai. Period of such constructions on Konya-Ankara, Turkey cannot be exactly identified.

Survey shown that format of caravans is similar, found every 15-30 kilometer, illustrating the logistics of merchants in this route. Moreover, the area is the important ancient site that reflects growth of historic kingdom. Turkey is the connection between Asia and Europe, the origin and destination of land commerce. We have found Chinese archeological traces and antiques widely available in Turkey and countries that caravans move through in Middle Asia and South East Asia. Shelters of caravans in Turkey are primary evidences of ancient caravans and land transportation.

Analysis and Synthesis of Suvarnabhumi’s story to enhance potential of Thailand in social, economic, cultural and tourism aspects require further information in various fields of studies to ensure data completion to develop networks for maximizing land capabilities in our country and South East Asia in the future.

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