Trade contacts along the Southern Silk Road transported not only goods but also cultures and religions, most notably spreading Hindu-Buddhist culture from India to the east. Archaeological excavations in Indonesia and the Malaysian Peninsula reveal religious buildings modeled on Indian proto-types, and there is evidence that scripts and languages were also transmitted via these routes. Thus the archaeology of this region reveals a network of trade and accompanying cultural exchange extending throughout South-East Asia.
- Themes:Era:1,000 BC to 500 ADLanguage of article:EnglishSource:
Silk Roads Highway of Culture and CommerceFormat:Countries:Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam