Marco Polo

Top 10 Significant Explorers of China

China * 2 Marco Polo

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What list about Chinese exploration would be complete without this household name?

Never mind that scholars are debating whether, in fact, Polo ever actually landed in China, as he boasts in his memoirs “The Travels of Marco Polo.”

The indisputable fact is that, in the 14th century, this Venetian (now part of Italy) and his mercantile family helped to establish the overland Silk Road trading route between Europe and Asia, that would forever change the face of history.

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