The Silk Route Museum is located in Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China along the Silk Road, which connected Rome to China and was used by Marco Polo. It is built over the tomb of the Xiliang King in Gansu Province.
The exhibition area is over 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2). It exhibits antiquities from the Silk Road. Over 35,000 antiques in the famous Jade Road collection, and the largest subterranean art gallery, The Wei Jin Tombs. It also contains hundreds of local historical sites on the Hexi Corridor of ancient China.
The museum was founded by Mei Ping Wu, and all work on it is by volunteers. Wu, CEO, chief architect, and designer of the museum, The museum is committed to promoting understanding between East and West by focusing on the study of the extraordinary range of cultures array long the Silk Road.