Smithsonian Associates Evening Program

Along Central Asia’s Silk Road: Culture, Traditions, History, and Legends

Presented by Zulya Rajabova, a Silk Road educator and travel expert.


Samarkand Once the main thoroughfare between eastern Asia and the West for pilgrims, merchants, and conquerors, the Silk Road routes hold a rich reward for the curious. Over thousands of years of history and representing a wide mix of ethnicities, religions, and traditions, the merchants of the Silk Road traded not just in goods, but also in culture and knowledge.

Long hidden from the West, the countries of Central Asia along the fabled route have emerged from Soviet rule as autonomous nations. In 2016, as each of these states celebrates its 25th anniversary of independence, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan are taking on identities as strategic economic and political players and the newest destinations for adventurous travelers.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.


Members $40 Visitors $50 Available Here


S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Washington, DC
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)

PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) NEW YORK CHAPTER TRADE SHOW

Silk Road Treasure Tours is proud to participate at PATA's Lunar New Year Celebration and Trade Show on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:00 PM, New York City.
We welcome Travel professionals to stop by our booth to learn about our Silk Road Destinations and iconic tours.
Zulya will talk about the fascinating Silk Road countries of Central Asia!

For more information contact Zulya

New York Times Travel Show

There's no better way to learn more about travel than by gaining insights from the experts--and that's what you'll get from the new "Meet the Experts" area at the New York Times Travel Show. Our own Zulya Rajabova is an expert presenting  "Central Asia Treasures" scheduled for Sunday, March 2, 2014  from 3PM till 4:45pm. Meet her during a one-on-one with travel experts where she will be available to answer questions covering specific regions, countries, types of travel, activities and destinations.

New York Times Travel Show

Sunday, March 2, 2014
(General Public and Travel Professionals)
3PM  - 5 PM
EVENT LOCATION: Jacob K Javits Convention Center, NY