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Cultural Discovery Tour - Quanzhou

Updated: 2014-12-16 15:23:28

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Quanzhou is located on the southeast coast of Fujian province and faces the Taiwan Strait. It was among the first group of famous historical and cultural cities designated by the State Council. It is famous as the starting point for the Maritime Silk Road and as the largest port in Asia during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties. In 2013, Quanzhou was crowned "East Asia City of Culture."      >>more


A group of diplomats based in Beijing, the country’s capital, participated in a cultural discovery tour of the port city of Quanzhou in Fujian province from Nov 26-29, 2014.

Renowned as the starting point of the ancient Maritime Silk Road, Quanzhou has long been one of the biggest tourist draws in the area. The city not only boasts a rich maritime history, but also a wide range of historical and cultural relics. The trip included a wide range of local sights, including the Kaiyuan Temple, Maritime Museum, Luoyang Bridge and so on. The diplomats said they were fascinated by Quanzhou’s rich culture.

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