Korčula in Korčula (island), Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), Croatia
The journey of Marco Polo to China began in 1271. His father Nicola and uncle Mateo traveled a second time to China, taking with them the young Marco Polo.
In 1275, they arrived in Shangdu where was the summer residence of the Mongo Khan and later the capital of the empire Kanbalik. Marco Polo was in the service of Kublai Khan for 17 years. Travels in and outside China enabled him to explore many unknown places full of attractions and wonders. Some of Marco Polo's stories were almost fantastic for the then Europeans. For example, those on the payment with banknotes, asbestos, coal-burning stone, cheap porcelain, silk manufacturing, religious tolerance, far-away lands, wondrous cities and various customs, etc.
Marco Polo remained in China until 1291, He returned to Venice in 1295.
Location. 42° 57.707′ N, 17° 8.18′ E. Marker is in Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county), in Korčula (island). Marker is on Ulica Depolo just from Ulica Don Pavla. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Korčula, Dubrovnik-Neretva (county) 20260, Croatia.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within The Naval Battle in the Waters Off Korčula (here, next to this marker); Marco Polo (here, next to this marker); Reconstruction of the House of Marco Polo 2015.-2020. (here, next to this marker); The Memorial Tablet (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Town of Korčula (about 150 meters away).
Also see . . . Silk Road - Ancient History Encyclopedia. The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes, formally established during the Han Dynasty of China, which linked the regions of the ancient world in commerce between 130 BCE-1453 CE....The closing of the Silk Road forced merchants to take to the sea to ply their trade, thus initiating the Age of Discovery which led to world-wide interaction and the beginnings of a global community. (Submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.