Meaning of Xanadu

What is Xanadu:

Xanadú, also known as Shàngdū, was the summer capital of the Mongol Empire of Kublain Kan of the Yuan Dynasty in China, which occupied a large part of Asia.

From the archaeological findings, the location of that city that had become legendary, located in the current province of Inner Mongolia, in China, could be determined.

In 2012, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the Xanadú place as historical heritage.

Based on the history and data collected, it is believed that the Xanadu Palace was half the size of the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Xanadú became a symbol of splendor or opulence, so it refers to what is luxurious.

It is known that in the year 1278, the Venetian explorer Marco Polo visited the city.

In 1797 the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote the poem Kubla khan where he describes the wealth and splendor of Xanadú.

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