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Museum showcases rich history of Maritime Silk Road
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A cat-shaped blue-and-white porcelain night lamp, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP
A cat-shaped blue-and-white porcelain night lamp, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A cat-shaped blue-and-white porcelain night lamp, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A pair of blue-and-white porcelain vases, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP
A pair of blue-and-white porcelain vases, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A pair of blue-and-white porcelain vases, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A table featuring patterns representing longevity, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP
A table featuring patterns representing longevity, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A table featuring patterns representing longevity, which dates back to the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A vase dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP
A vase dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A vase dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is showcased at the Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A plate featuring a landscape painting dating back to the Yongzheng period (1723–1735) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is showcased at Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP
A plate featuring a landscape painting dating back to the Yongzheng period (1723–1735) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is showcased at Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

A plate featuring a landscape painting dating back to the Yongzheng period (1723–1735) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is showcased at Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province. /CFP

The ancient Maritime Silk Road has witnessed centuries of economic and cultural exchanges between the East and West. Stretching from China's coastal areas to East Africa and Europe beyond, it connected more than 100 countries and regions. The Shimao Maritime Silk Road Museum in Shishi, Fujian Province is a place to learn about the rich history of this legendary route. Cultural products, from porcelain to silk, that were all famously shipped along this oceanic route are showcased in the museum's collection.

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