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'Tea Horse Road' cultural relics on display in N China
From:China Daily  Writer:  Date:2017-08-08
A cultural relics exhibition from the Ancient Tea Horse Road opened at the Hebei Museum in Shijiazhuang, capital of North China's Hebei province, on Aug 3, 2017.

The exhibit showcases more than 340 sets of precious cultural relics from museums in eight Chinese provinces.


Tourists view a bronze horse figurine from the Ancient Tea Horse Road at the Hebei Museum in Shijiazhuang, on Aug 3. [Photo/VCG]

The Ancient Tea Horse Road, also known as the Southern Silk Road,was a network of the trade routes that connect Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in southwestern China.


Tourists view a bronze horse-drawn carriage from the Ancient Tea Horse Road at the Hebei Museum in Shijiazhuang, on Aug 3. [Photo/VCG]

More than a thousand years ago, caravans carried tea and goods from Sichuan and Yunnan provinces to Tibet autonomous region in exchange of local products.


Two pieces of Tangka from the Ancient Tea Horse Road are on display at the Hebei Museum in Shijiazhuang, on Aug 3. [Photo/VCG]

It was a trade route with the highest altitude in the world.


 
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