-The UNESCO "integral Study of the Silk Roads : Roads of Dialogue" Project

- Caravanserais?

- Launching an Inventory

- Inventory of Caravanserais in Central Asia

- Contacts


The UNESCO website on Caravanserais aims to be a forum for exchange and discussion and a gateway to free information about these fascinating monuments, which are dotted over a large part of the world stretching from Central Asia over the Middle East to North Africa.

The site will mainly be of interest to researchers, art and/or architecture students, but it will also reach out to tourists and other lay people keen to learn about these monuments.

Little by little, it will form a databank open to all, and will contain names, plans, photographs, maps architectural details and any other useful information connected with the life of the early caravanserais.

At a later stage, it is hoped that this Website will also serve to promote their preservation and even rehabilitation to meet some of today’s needs, from both a cultural and economic point of view.