The ancient port city of Quanzhou in southeast China's Fujian province has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in recognition of its role as a global maritime trade centre in the Song and Yuan dynasties. Photo: Xinhua
The ancient port city of Quanzhou in southeast China's Fujian province has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in recognition of its role as a global maritime trade centre in the Song and Yuan dynasties. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Maritime Silk Road port city Quanzhou wins World Heritage listing

  • Unesco decision recognises Quanzhou in southeastern China as the ‘emporium of the world’ in the Song and Yuan dynasties
  • The listing brings the country’s World Heritage Sites to 56, one fewer than top-ranked Italy

The ancient port city of Quanzhou in southeast China's Fujian province has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in recognition of its role as a global maritime trade centre in the Song and Yuan dynasties. Photo: Xinhua
The ancient port city of Quanzhou in southeast China's Fujian province has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in recognition of its role as a global maritime trade centre in the Song and Yuan dynasties. Photo: Xinhua
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