Journal of Resources and Ecology ›› 2015, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (2): 114-118.DOI: 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2015.02.009

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Great Silk Road on the Territory of Kazakhstan: From Past to Future

Akhmetkal MEDEU1, Maulken ASKAROVA2, Roman PLOKHIKH1,3, Irina SKORINTSEVA1,4, Aruzhan BEKKULIYEVA   

  1. 1 Institute of Geography, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan;
    2 Kazakh National University (KazNU) named after al-Farabi, Almaty 050040, Kazakhstan;
    3 Laboratory of Geography of Tourism and Recreation, Institute of Geography, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan;
    4 Laboratory of Landscape Science and Nature management Problems, Institute of Geography, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan;
    5 Laboratory of Geomorphology and GIS Mapping, Institute of Geography, Almaty 050010, Kazakhstan
  • Received:2014-09-15 Revised:2015-02-11 Online:2015-03-25 Published:2015-03-25
  • Contact: Akhmetkal MEDEU. Email:
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (4141101065; 15-56-53037).


The Great Silk Road is a trade route linking the East and West which gave impetus to the development of ancient society, and Kazakhstan is the heart of the trade route. At the initial stage, intensive transaction of goods took place between the West and East through The Great Silk Road. This paper reviewed the history of development of the Silk Road and suggested that today to construct the "New Silk Road", Kazakhstan should face many issues, and take many steps to become a Eurasian hub through taking full of advantages. Above all, developing mechanisms of integration and sustainable development is our urgent need.

Key words: Great Silk Road, Kazakhstan, history, construction measures