Shrine of Imam Reza in Masshad, Iran. Photo: William Han

From the Wall to the Water: chasing ghosts of history in Iran

  • Enamoured by the tale of Gan Ying, an ancient Chinese explorer who set out to contact the Roman Empire, William Han decided to follow in his path
  • Han’s journey led him from Hong Kong to Italy, via Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Greece. Here is the fourth excerpt from his upcoming book
Topic |   Iran

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Shrine of Imam Reza in Masshad, Iran. Photo: William Han
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Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP

From the Wall to the Water: retracing the Old Silk Road to meet the Uygurs in Kashgar

  • Enamoured by the tale of Gan Ying, an ancient Chinese explorer who set out to contact the Roman Empire, William Han decided to follow in his path
  • Han’s journey led him from Hong Kong to Italy, via Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran and Greece. Here is an excerpt from his upcoming book
Topic |   Religion in China

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Police patrol outside the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, Xinjiang, after morning prayers. Photo: AFP
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