Landscape Map of the Silk Road
Fri 28 Dec 2018 - Wed 20 Feb 2019  Import to my calendar


The Landscape Map of the Silk Road is a map that was drawn on a silk handscroll in blue and green landscape painting style. The map, which is about 30 metres long and 0.6 metres wide, was once held in other countries. It named over 200 cities, ranging from Jiayu Pass, Gansu province, in the east, to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the west. This implies that the Chinese had grasped clear understanding of the Silk Road in the 16th century.

In light of the great historical value of the Landscape Map of the Silk Road, the exhibition will display the entire 30-metre-long map and bring to life the everyday activities of people who lived along the Silk Road through vivid animations. You can also learn about the features of the blue and green landscape painting style and design your own painting of Hong Kong in the same style. Through interactive exhibits and models, you will learn about the tools and techniques used in ancient Chinese and modern cartography. 


Date: 7 December 2018 - 20 February 2019

Venue: 1/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum

Tickets: No extra fee is required for museum visitors of Permanent Exhibitions


Official Website: https://hk.science.museum/ms/silkroad2018/eintroduction.html





日期: 2018年12月7日 至 2019月2月20日

地點: 香港科學館一樓展覽廳

門票: 常設展覽廳參觀人士不另收費


官方網頁: https://hk.science.museum/ms/silkroad2018/introduction.html