In the Persian Gulf economy, the province of Fars was the most important trading center. Commerce from the east to west Fars was carried through multiple routes. The Silk Road was the most famous route. Merchandises were carried from the Persian Gulf to the Arabian Sea and then to Eastern Africa, India, and finally to East Asia. The various Perso-Roman wars during the sixth and seventh centuries CE reduced the Silk Road trade. These political conflicts forced merchants to search for sea routes for trade. The ports of Guzeran and Kujaran Ardeshir had a central role in the Persian Gulf Economy.