Site of Xanadu

Site of Xanadu

Shangdu (Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂɑ̂ŋ tú]), also known as Xanadu (/ˈzæn.ə.duː/; Mongolian: Šandu), was the capital of Kublai Khan’s Yuan Dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin Dynasty capital of Zhōngdū (Chinese: 中都), which he renamed Dàdū, present-day Beijing. Shangdu then became his summer capital. Shangdu (Xanadu) was visited by the Venetian traveller Marco Polo in about 1275, and in 1797 inspired the famous poem Kubla Khan by the English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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Shangdu (Mandarin pronunciation: [ʂɑ̂ŋ tú]), also known as Xanadu (/ˈzæn.ə.duː/; Mongolian: Šandu), was the capital of Kublai Khan's Yuan Dynasty in China, before he decided to move his throne to the Jin Dynasty capital of Zhōngdū (Chinese: 中都), which he renamed Dàdū, present-day Beijing.

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