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A bit of a walk from Centre (Clocktower) but worth it if you are interested in boats and shipping history. This city was the main shipping port in the early days of the Silk Road and had a multi nationalities.
We were very lucky when we went and there was a volunteer English speaking guide on duty. She was excellent, explaining all the exhibits and bringing alive the history of Quanzhou which is the start of the silk road. Lots of interesting things on display...More
I took a taxi from my Quanzhou hotel out to this museum this morning. Excellent museum, though the second floor was closed. The museum has excellent displays, also in English, and will give you an understanding of Quanzhou as an ancient prospering port town. From...More
The visit to the Quanzhou Maritime Museum was an eye opener. The museum offers a wonderful glimpse of Quanzhou in its glorious past as the most important seafaring port of China, indeed the world. When everybody talks about China’s Belt and Road Initiative nowadays it...More
Please note that this museum, like most museums, is closed on Monday. Two of the exhibition halls are closed on the day I visit. I end up seeing only a large number of excavated tombstones. Not really my things, unfortunately.
Quanzhou is a living museum of world religions. Thanks to its long history of overseas trade and cultural exchange.
We found this museum fascinating, although we wish there were more information/explanation. We went with our own researched therefore we weren't disappointed.
Relics from the trades...More
Besides the collection of model boats, this museum has a room with pointers to various excursions outside of town where remnants of external influences can be found. The second floor of the new adjacent building has an exhibit on moslem influences, while the third and...More