The road remains the same

Format: HD
Duration: 52 ’
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Available version: English
Rights: TV Rights / Europe


Yunnan Province, in the southwest China, is the very starting point of the ancient Tea Trade Road going to Tibet. It was also known as the southern Silk Road and carries a 2,000 years history. Today, caravans keep travelling this route to trade tea and, most importantly, salt. Indeed, throughout history, salt has always been a major currency.

These salt caravans and the region they pass through have barely been exposed to the outside world. Henceforth, local charactestics and traditions remain quite untouched by modern civilization.