Subject and Keywords:
Images of the Silk Roads, old and new, are utopian. They are constructed of ideas, meanings and values that are important to people. Perception of the past is thinking about the present and the basis for formulated plans for the future. In turn, our current and planned activities are the realization of ideas about the past. The idealized utopias of the past and future ofthe old and new Silk Road lend each other meanings, values and contribute to their development and attractiveness.