Silk Road Week opens in Hangzhou

By Ma Zhenhuan in Hangzhou |

Updated: July 12, 2022


The opening ceremony of 2022 Silk Road Week was held at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on Friday, aiming to strengthen international cultural exchanges and promote Silk Road culture.

Under the theme "The Silk Roads: National integration and common prosperity", the event will run until July 14. It is hosted by the National Cultural Heritage Administration and the government of Zhejiang. Qinghai province and the Republic of Uzbekistan were introduced as guests of honor for the event.

The Annual Report of Cultural Heritage on the Silk Roads 2021 was released during the opening ceremony.

This year's Silk Road Week annual exhibition — Qinghai Path: The Silk Roads in the 6th-8th Centuries — also kicked off on Friday and will run until August 25. More than 100 cultural relics from Qinghai are on show at the event.

In addition to the series of events in Hangzhou, institutions from Qinghai and the Uzbek cities of Samarkand and Tashkent will have exhibitions and lectures.

The first Silk Road Week was unveiled at the China National Silk Museum in 2020. The museum is supported by UNESCO and organized by the International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles and the Chinese Museums Association Committee of Museums along the Silk Road.

Watch the video to see the promotional video of 2022 Silk Road Week.

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