New Maritime Museum opens in Fujian Province

New Maritime Museum opens in Fujian Province, PRC

The Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Quanzhou, Fujian Province, PRC

A new Maritime Silk Road Museum has been established in Shishi, Quanzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province.

Covering an area of nearly 11,500 square meters, Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum features some 2,000 cultural relics from porcelain and tea sets to silk, both important exports made  famous along the legendary oceanic route.

According to the museum’s curator, Li Zhongmou, in addition to the displays, the museum is employing digital and interactive multimedia to showcase the route’s history. 

The ancient Maritime Silk Road once served as an essential economic and cultural bridge connecting the East and the West. (Source: CGTN)