Quanzhou Museum of Overseas Traffic History is near the gymnasium, beside which there is a gallery. You can walk from Shaolin Temple in Quanzhou to Quanzhou Overseas Traffic History Museum. There are many ship models in it. It's very attractive for boys who like ships. The museum is not big. It will be finished in a minute.
A good museum is also one of the few museums that my son feels very good about, because the exhibits here are very close to the people. They are all models of boats. They can not only see but also touch, so my son is almost ready to put them into the water without a model. Very good, I suggest you have a look.
Opposite the museum is the gymnasium. At present, most of the exhibition halls are still under construction and are not open to the outside world. Only one exhibition hall in the main hall is still open. There is only one exhibition hall in the Islamic cultural exhibition hall next to it, most of which are tombstones. The museum is situated in Kaiyuan Temple. There is an ancient boat exhibition hall in it now.
It's worth visiting, especially with children. Quanzhou is a city of many religions and the starting point of the Silk Road on the sea. Here we can see the history and culture of Quanzhou as an important port city. Unfortunately, the ship exhibition hall on the second floor is not open. You can come again next time.
In Kaiyuan Temple, it is the only Maritime Museum in China, free of charge. It lists the history of maritime activities in Quanzhou for more than 2,000 years. There are many precious photos and animation explanations.
Quanzhou Maritime Traffic Museum, in order to understand the history and splendor of Quanzhou as the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road, had to open half of the museum, but the most essential part was not exhibited. We can only look at the model ship and learn some knowledge and history of navigation, which is also a tour here.
Very good attractions, free of charge, there is a lot of knowledge that can not be learned elsewhere, there is also a pavilion in the Arab region, but also good, you can peek at the prosperity of the time, suitable for children to play.
Seeing a lot of Japanese things still feels exquisite and worth recommending.
On November 9, 2015 (during the Asian Art Festival), Mo Yan (Nobel Prize winner for Literature) visited the area and left behind his calligraphy.
Maritime Silk Road, Quanzhou, ancient copper money, have you ever seen it!