Silk Road International Cultural Expo in China

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Silk Road International Cultural Expo in China

Silk Road International Cultural Expo in China

(Dunhuang) – Over 8,000 precious antiques, works of art and bespoke cultural products are on show throughout the first Silk Road International Cultural Expo in the northwestern city of Dunhuang.
The exhibits, from 16 countries and 15 Chinese provinces and regions, are grouped together under various categories including antiques, fabrics, porcelain, publications, photos, designs and animations.
The 36,000-square-meter exhibition hall have four exhibition areas.
Wang Chunding, president of Gansu Cultural Industry Development Group, said the collection includes a hand-painted Silk Road map worth 120 million yuan (18 million US dollars), among other top art works from Inner Mongolia, Sichuan and various provinces along the ancient route.
Works from national museums and private collections in France, Mexico, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Italy, Germany, Greece and Iran are also be on show.
The two-day Silk Road (Dunhuang) International Cultural Expo opened on Sept. 20. Delegates from “Belt and Road” countries gather in the city, home to China’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site the Mogao Grottoes.