In a city which comprises an area of eleven thousand square kilometres, there are more than six thousand temples where more than five hundred gods of different religions are worshipped, co-existing with each other. For almost one thousand years, this was a city where various religious beliefs are strongly held in the same place. Meanwhile, more than ten thousand vessels are anchored at the port.
Merchants, missionaries and sailors from West Asia, Africa and Europe gather on the docks, trading the goods that they are proud of. Here is one of the biggest trading stations in the world in the Middle Ages, and the business model adopted here leads the world. This is Quanzhou, the city of light. Find out more in RETURN TO ZAI TUN (Friday 3rd, 7pm).