Hundreds of years ago, the ancient maritime Silk Road facilitated the exchanges and friendships between China and countries along the trade route. Now as China proposed to co-build the 21st century maritime Silk Road, people around the world are curious to see what kind of role modern Silk Road will play in the world.
In the April of 2015, journalists gathered in Guangdong for the event “Guangdong in the Eyes of Media from Countries along the Maritime Silk Road 2015.”
From April 25 to 30, journalists from 17 countries will visit cultural sites, sport infrastructure, and industries in Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Foshan.
“Journalists are welcomed to generate comprehensive reports about Guangdong,” Mr Zhang Zhigan, Deputy director of the Guangdong provincial government’s Information office expressed his hope for the event.
The event started with a visit to the Archaeological Site Museum of Nanyue. The museum is built to protect the archaeological site of the palace of the Nanyue Kingdom.
In the museum, journalists listened attentively to the guide introducing about the remains from the palaces of the Nanyue Kingdom and Nanhan Kingdom as well as the relic of the palaces and royal garden.
Later on the day, media were also shown to other relics on the maritime Silk Road in Guangzhou, the Ancient Huangpu Port, and the Immortal Temple of South Sea.
During the visits, media group showed great interests in the briefing of the history of the maritime Silk Road. Latsaath Lamngeune from Laos took notes in the Immortal Temple of South Sea.
“I feel the tour today is very interesting,” Gita Fritera Suharsono from Indonesia Net TV told newsgd.com. This is the first time Gita Fritera visit China. She has shot abundant materials during the day as Guangdong’s history has left deep impression on her.