Gallery: Caravanserai Bird

Caravanserai Bird A bird escapes through an opening of the roof of a Turkish caravanserai. This building was one of many built by the Turkish government every 40-45 km along the Silk Road from China as a resting place and fortress for caravans. Here travelers could buy replacement camels and horses, have their animals treated, and stay for up to three days without payment. The system was paid for by a 10% tax on goods levied upon all caravans as they entered the country.
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