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Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallThe twin pagodas, built in the 13th century, are two of the cultural gems at the heart of Quanzhou city. Chen Qituo/For China DailyGet away from the crowds in Xiamen and seek out the quieter pleasures in Quanzhou, a city with a rich maritime history that was once a melting pot of the worlds religions. Sun Li tours Fujian provinces lesser-known tourist attraction.Xiamens own sweet timeHometown seeks new honor for revered general Many travelers visiting East Chinas Fujian province head straight for Xiamen, a seaside city widely regarded as the areas biggest tourist draw. But nearby Quanzhou, packed with culture and history, is just as worthy of your time.Famous as the start of the Maritime Silk Road and the largest port in Asia during the Song (960-1279) and Yuan (1271-1368) dynasties, Quanzhou was once visited by legendary travelers, such as Marco Polo and Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, who compared Quanzhou to the Egyptian port of Alexandria.The Quanzhou Maritime Museum is an ideal place to learn about the harbor citys rich history.Designed to resemble a sailing ship, the museum, one of very few maritime-themed museums in the country, offers free entry and a free tour guide.The museum boasts a number of replicas of ancient boats, ranging from brigs and schooners to battleships from different dynasties.Among them is a medium-sized boat featuring a host of cabins, built in the Song Dynasty by local Quanzhou shipbuilders. It is said to be one of the most popular vessels used for trade at that time.Documents reveal that these boats, made in Quanzhou, carried Chinese silk, jade and porcelain to eastern Africa and the Mediterranean, and they returned with foreigners intent on doing business or preaching religion in China.Previous Page1 2 3 4 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 Next Page8.03KRelated ArticlesQuanzhou seek regional culture capital titleWorld-class art event held in FujianCaptivating Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, SE ChinaSouth Putuo Temple in Chinas FujianFujians Mindu culture discussed at forum in BeijingTagsQuanzhou FujianPhotoJing Boran poses for Mens uno magazineQingming holiday embraces tourist boomJackie Chan holds charity concert marking 60th birthdayRoyal couple start New Zealand tourEntertainment Weekly Photos: March 29 – April 4Tong Liya poses in blooming lavender flowersArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelStunning visions of lightTop 10 Chinese artists on Hurun Art List 2014Zhang painting takes top price at Sothebys auctionSino-German artists hold joint exhibitionArt creations from autistic childrenAdnans art shows power of landscapeMilan puts design in the spotlightPhotographer captures Beijings city gatesChinese artists early work on displayHong Kong art fair coming to BeijingChristies opens Beijing art space to expand businessArtist gives new life to radishesPosters of 33rd HK Film Awards unveiledThe Other Woman screens in LondonConverted 3D movie for Chinese market comes under questionAmy Adams to appear in Story Of Your LifePyramid scheme bolsters ticket salesNeed for Speed remains top of Chinas box officeIn memory of movie star Leslie CheungFilm heroes descend on BeijingJohnny Depp arrives in Beijing to promote film TranscendenceHarry Potter spinoff set for movie trilogyTom Cruise: Top Gun 2 would be funInternet erupts over Wen-Yao affairJackie Chan holds charity concert marking 60th birthdayTong Liya poses in blooming lavender flowersJing Boran poses for Mens uno magazineKevin Federline welcomes sixth childDavid Beckham to launch sportswear rangeRoyal couple start New Zealand tourEntertainment Weekly Photos: March 29 – April 4Charlie Sheen hasnt paid child support for 3 months?Halle Berry: All women multitaskAmy Adams to appear in Story Of Your LifeStar Tracks in AprilGao Yuanyuan poses for fashion magazineColccis Summer 2015 collection at Sao Paulo Fashion WeekMarion Cotillard poses for new Lady Dior adsDavid Beckham to launch sportswear rangeMogujie aims for fashionable toneDolce and Gabbana not convinced by Beckham designsAlexa Chung to host FITs Future of Fashion showFashion food hatsChina Fashion Week ends in BeijingBackstage at China Fashion Week9th China Super Model Final ContestStumbling models at China Fashion WeekPeng Liyuan visits Europe in styleFashion food hatsLegend Holdings invests in green tea companyDemand for early batch of spring green tea dropsGerman winemaking flourishes in the EastQueen of tea losing crown amid frugality driveAlcohol industry faces challenges amid anti-graft campaignVATS to promote well-known Napa Valley winesIllegal GM food raises concernsChina intercepts 143 food shipments in FebruaryChina looks to better supervise food, drug safetyVice Premier urges rural reform, food safetyItalian wine producers join hands to hit Chinese marketTop 10 most beautiful terraces in ChinaMountain paradiseGlimpses of Lhasas holiday seasonTop 10 destinations for female travelersTop 10 seldom-seen views around the worldQuanzhou charmsYunnan, a travel heavenCity of SpringsMorning sun showers snow-covered Great WallMixing old with new in central Vietnam2013 Top 10 Tourism DestinationsEditors PicksInternet erupts over Wen-Yao affairFamous couples who have parted waysStumbling models at China Fashion WeekRape flower terraces beckon romantic spiritHot wordsNanluoguxiangOscars red carpetShirley TempleKorean dramaReganmianLeonardo DiCaprioZhang YimouNing HaoTeaPaul WalkerVideoEasy Talk: JaywalkingEasy Talk: Traveling dos and dontsTaking flightColumnsRaymond Zhou:X-RayPauline D Loh:
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