Many of the ethnicities that lived along the Silk Route make their home today in the amazingly diverse city of Houston.
A few weeks ago, as a compliment to our talk focused on the Silk Routes, 54 people climbed aboard a bus that took them to sites in Houston connected to faiths and cultures of the fabled routes. We experienced living traditions as we toured Chung Mei Buddhist Temple and journeyed to see the BAPS Hindu temple in Sugar Land. Our day culminated with a visit to a small Islamic mosque and tour of the beautiful Raindrop House Turkish Cultural Center where our hosts provided delicious refreshments.
We were so privileged to partner with the Asian Pacific American Heritage Association to explore of beauty of sites that help make Houston one of America’s great cities and help us understand more about each other.