A Landscape Map of the Silk Road, painted in the Jiajing Year of the middle Ming Dynasty, clearly indicates the names of more than 200 places along the Silk Road. It is completed in the form of landscape painting, and also reproduces the magnificent manner of cities, mountains and rivers along the road with exquisite painting. "The Silk Road Landscape Map" is very elegant, appropriate, probably the original name of the Ming Dynasty. The road from Jiayuguan to Kuyu City was the route of the Silk Road in the Ming Dynasty.
The Ming Dynasty Maritime Silk Road was mainly composed of three main ports, Guangzhou, Quanzhou and Ningbo, and other branch ports. On April 20, 2017, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage officially designated Guangzhou as the leading city for the application of the Ming Maritime Silk Road as a world Heritage site. It will work with Nanjing, Ningbo, Jiangmen, Yangjiang, Beihai, Fuzhou, Zhangzhou, Putian, Lishui and other cities for the protection and application of the Maritime Silk Road.