Travel to the future on the ancient Silk Road

The ancient Silk Road was not only a trade route, but also a cultural exchange route in ancient times. He has played a huge role in promoting economic and cultural exchanges between China and the West.

On September 29, the Shanghai Auto Museum, along with five other museums, namely the China Silk Museum, the Luoyang Museum, the Xi’an Museum, the Sichuan Museum and the Quanzhou Overseas Transportation History Museum, jointly launched the exhibition on Stories of the Silk Road Journey” in Shanghai.

The exhibition brings together nearly 50 collections from the six museums and interprets the Silk Road through six sections: First Period Silk Road, Prairie Silk Road, Oasis Passage, Southern Passage, Maritime Passage and Inspection of the Silk Road.

Jiang Yichao

Artifacts on display at the Silk Road exhibition

It focuses on the four channels of the Silk Road from north to south, and tells the story of the journey on the ancient route of road development, means of transportation, folk customs and commodity trade.

In the exhibition area, visitors can enjoy the diversity and inclusiveness of Chinese and Western cultures, the heritage and protection of ancient and modern exhibits, the changes of travel tools on the Silk Road in 2000 years, and the folk custom and historical culture of six major cities along the Silk Road.

A visitor, surnamed Zhang, said she brought her child to the museum to see vintage cars, but was surprised to find the Silk Road exhibit.

“It’s like being on the Old Tea Horse Road. My son was very interested. In addition to car culture, he is now also interested in history!” Zhang noted.

Travel to the future on the ancient Silk Road

Jiang Yichao

A vintage car once used on the Silk Road trade route

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Date: until December 31 (closed on Mondays)
Venue: Shanghai Automobile Museum
Address: 7565 Boyuan Road
Admission: 60 yuan

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