Gansu is one of the most important parts along the Belt and Road. Silk Road acts as an important window for the Chinese nation’s foreign exchange and trade from ancient times till now. The rich cultural heritage there has been a result of accumulation over thousands of years. Gansu, grand, brilliant and in full bloom, is like a pearl in the northwest.

With a selection of 48 delicate pictures of 13 cities in Gansu Province, including Tianshui, Wuwei, Dunhuang, Zhangye, and Dingxi the exhibition displays Gansu depicted in poetry in four sections by a narrative mode combining history, culture and tourism, committed to presenting the beautiful landscape of Gansu, as well as the culture and picturesque scene of the Silk Road.

Picture Exhibition of the landscape along the Silk Road themed “Qin era’s bright moon and border-pass stay the same”


1. The moon since Qin Dynasty still shines the present world

From the classical era to the pre-Qin period until China’s first unified state, the state of Qin, the kindling of civilization has kept burning on the stretch of land. Wind, water and human activities have transformed the landscapes, presenting beautiful pictures one after another. The hard working and brave Qin people have been working here for generations. The First Emperor of Qin, China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang, laid a solid and stable foundation for the prosperous China at present while inheriting achievements from the Shang and the Zhou dynasties with its influence extremely profound to the Western and Eastern Han dynasties, driving the Huns to the north and recovered the land of Baiyue ( “Hundred Yue,” referring to the aboriginal peoples of South China).


2.Wuwei of far-reaching prestige in the name of the Han Dynasty

When it came to the Han Dynasty, Wewei was the grassland where Wei Qing and Huo Qubing rode horses, the desert where the camel bells of Chinese envoy Zhang Qian’s delegation rang all over, and the Gobi Desert knocked by Su Wu’s cane. Cities including Wuwei, a symbol of “martial arts and military prestige”, Zhangye with the aim of “expanding the territory of Han Dynasty and break the arm of the Huns”, Jiuquan with “springs like wine”, and Dunhuang of “grand splendor”, has had the names for thousands of years since the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, bearing the dream of the Chinese nation to prosper.


3.Wine of Grapes reflecting the prosperity during the Tang Dynasty

During the Tang Dynasty, Gansu once covered the wide area to the west of Longshan Mountain, with 18 states as well as Western Regions Frontier Command and Northern Tingzhou Frontier Command under its jurisdiction. She has witnessed the close friendship between the Tang Dynasty and diverse states in the Western Regions. In the eyes of the people in the Central Plains, she has been remote, mysterious and beautiful. In the eyes of the soldiers in the frontier fortress, she has been both severe and gentle, full of exotic flavor and mixed with a ray of homesick sorrow. As the eventful and miserable years have gone, Gansu has ushered in a poetic and romantic era, and also reignited the prosperity of the golden times.


4.Fragrant Tea and Neighing Horses—New Sounds along the ancient Silk Road

As the wheel of history rolls forward, we ushered in the Song Dynasty, the most economically developed period in ancient Chinese history, and also featured a broader national integration and exchanges. From the Ancient Tea Horse Road to the Maritime Silk Road, China, a time-honored country, has been radiating new vitality; From the Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties, till the Republic of China to the People’s Republic of China today, the Silk Road, a network of ancient trade routes, has still been Fragrant Tea full of vitality and continued to play new chapters one after another.


Landscape of Northern Shaanxi and West of Gansu along the Silk Road Showcased Online

The Silk Road, a 2000-year-old Eurasian corridor, symbolizes the glory and dream of ancient civilization. Today, the Silk Road is not only the main trunk line of transportation between China and the West, and the road of trade, a trade venue for exchanging needs, but also a bridge for cultural integration, exchanges and dialogue between China and the West.

The activity themed Landscape of Northern Shaanxi and West of Gansu along the Silk Road Showcased Online, has selected high-quality videos and tour pictures of art performances of Gansu Province as represented by the classic dance drama “Flower Rains Along the Silk Road”, “Dream of Dunhuang”, “Thousand-year Appointment”, dance drama “Rainbow Road”, national symphony “Up the Longshan Mountain”, and “Memory of Gansu Province”. Overseas audiences are welcome to appreciate the essence of Gansu Silk Road culture during the Chinese Spring Festival via program H5.


Landscape of Northern Shaanxi and West of Gansu along the Silk Road Showcased Online



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