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Quanzhou to build Maritime Silk Road Museum

( Updated: 2016-01-05 17:39

Quanzhou, Fujian province, is planning a Maritime Silk Road Museum, which is expected to start construction in 2016.

More than 10 experts from the China Central Institute for Culture and History visited Quanzhou on Dec 26-28 to inspect Quanzhou's cultural relics.

Quanzhou has renovated cultural sites in recent years, with over 120 projects completed in 11 towns covering more than 4,000 square kilometers.

Now Quanzhou has 16 sites on China's World Cultural Heritage Tentative List, with seven more to be added.

Famous architect Zhu Pei has been invited to design the museum.

In addition, the first regulations on protection of the Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road will come into effect in March, 2016.

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