The Silk Roads. An ICOMOS Thematic Study, by Tim Williams

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ICOMOS thematic studies are a synthesis of current research and knowledge on a specific theme. The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of sites along the Silk Roads that could be used by States Parties participating in the Serial transnational World Heritage nominations of the Silk Roads as a basis for comparative analyses when nominating series of sites.

Additional Information: UNWTO / UNESCO Silk Road Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy

This thematic study provides valuable background information on the UNWTO/ UNESCO Silk Road Heritage Corridors Tourism Strategy, a groundbreaking project aimed at balancing tourism promotion with heritage management along two heritage corridors crossing five Silk Road countries - China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. For additional information, please visit the project's homepage: