Chinese ships added as illustration only
Taken from: Philip Snow: The Star Raft.
Zhang Jun-yan, Relations between China and the Arabs in early times
A History of Overseas Chinese in Africa To 1911 by Li Anshan
This information is preserved in the Xin Tang Shu (New History of the Tang)
Famous prime mister and geographer of the Tang Dynasty.
We traveled two hundred miles through Guangzhou Southeast Sea
and arrived at Tun Men Shang. We then sailed westbound… After
travelling westwards for a day, we arrived at the Wuci Kingdom where
the Folici River of the Dashi Kingdom entered the sea... We arrived at
the capitol of the Mao Meng Kingdom, Fuda City. Entering from the
south of Brahman, passing through the Meilai Kingdom to reach the
Wuci Kingdom, we traveled along the east side of the sea. The area up
to the west of the west coast all belonged to the Dashi Kingdom. Its
southwest tip was called the Sanlang Kingdom. Traveling northbound
from the Sanlang Kingdom for twenty days, passing through over ten
small kingdoms, we arrived at the She Kingdom. We then traveled
another ten days, passing through six or seven small kingdoms and
arrived at the Sayiquheje (Sumalier?) Kingdom, which was on the west
side of the sea. Traveling westbound for six or seven more days,
passing through six or seven small kingdoms, we arrived at the Meizhuan
Kingdom. Traveling northwest for ten days, passing through over
ten small kingdoms, we arrived at the Balihemounan Kingdom.
Traveling another day, we arrived back at the Wuci Kingdom and met
the east coast route from which we originated.
Kingdom of Moluo [now Basra]
Kingdom of Tiluoluhe [vicinity of present-day Abadan]
Kingdom of Wula (Wuci) [al-Ubulla, near Basra]
Fulila (Folici) River [Arabic: Furat, now the Euphrates]