Polo was the discoverer of new sea routes for sailing to East Asia and
making the job of the future travelers easy. He made adventurous
South-East Asia. His efforts made Europe and Asia familiar with the
social customs of each other, thus ushering a new era between them.
Polo was born in
1254 in ltaly. His father
Niccolo Polo was a great adventurer and traveler. Thus Marco Polo
adventurous bent of mind from his father. He voyaged along with his
brother and journeyed to Turkey, Russia, Mongolia and China. The trios
first Europeans to reach China. They were accorded a warm reception by
people of China and they returned to their native place Venice with
earnings in 1269.
Polo estimated his luck and courage after
returning from China. He was inspired by his first voyage. He was not
of man who is used of sitting at home. He was a man of courage and
1271, again, the Polo brothers sailed for China.
They had a glimpse of Palestine, America, Iraq, Iran and Tibet on their
After three years of voyage, when they arrived in China, the Emperor of
Kublai Khan was extremely pleased to see them. He received them eagerly
respectfully. Marco Polo stayed back in China to enjoy his hospitality.
impressed by the culture of China.