The Maritime Silk Road was a Road of Peace which connected the ancient civilizations of the East and the West in history in the way of trade and commerce, culture and art exchange. It stretches out as far as the Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, Southern Asia, Western Asia, the east of the Africa and finally reached the Europe via the Red Sea linking up numerous ports along the road. Ancient traders coming from China, India, Arabia, Egypt, Rome, Greece and other nations had been all committed to exploit this maritime trade routes. Since staple goods were ceramics, silk, tea, spices in this commodity markets, it’s also called the Ceramic Road, Spice Road and so on.
Chinese ancestors created a splendid marine culture. Envoys selected from today’s Guangxi, Guangdong and other places had been sent out to those exotic lands in the Western Han Dynasty (206 B.C. – 8 A.D.). Chinese silk export could even reach at the Roman Empire. In Song and Yuan dynasties (960-1368), Guangzhou, Quanzhou and Mingzhou were all world-class ports where numerous cargo ships from different countries in. The Chinese nation had made a significant contribution to the human civilization. Deep in the history, its outstanding achievements in art, science, philosophy and etc., can still be traced back from these old roads. We can still feel the imperishable splendor of Chinese ancient civilization.Se på Facebook